Being involved in a car accident can be painful, stressful, and emotional, especially when it was not your fault. Fortunately, injured parties can collect compensation from the individuals responsible for their accidents. However, dealing with the at-fault party and his or her insurance company can be difficult and frustrating, so if you were recently involved in an accident caused by someone else’s negligent or reckless behavior, please contact The Levin Firm to speak with an experienced car accident attorney who can evaluate your case and represent your interests.
Types of Car Accidents
All car accidents are different and their severity depends on a variety of factors, including:
Despite these variables, there are some types of car accidents that occur more than others and are notorious for resulting in injuries. These accidents include:
Of these kinds of accidents, multi-car pile-ups tend to result in especially severe injuries due to the multiple vehicles and impacts involved. However, all of these kinds of collisions can have serious repercussions, some of which can even be deadly.
Car crashes are unpredictable and so can occur in a number of different ways and situations. However, most car crashes are the result of one of a few well-known causes, which include:
Although most car accidents involve collisions between at least two vehicles, thousands of single vehicle crashes occur every year as the result of defectively manufactured car parts. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) even estimates that as many as 60 percent of all fatal car accidents involve only one vehicle. In these types of single vehicle crashes, manufacturers, distributors, and retail sellers can all be held responsible if the defect was the result of their negligent actions, so if you were recently involved in an accident caused by a defective car part, please contact our legal team today.
The severity of injuries sustained in a car accident depends on a variety of factors. However, there are some types of injuries that occur relatively often in car crashes, including:
Many of these injuries have debilitating and lifelong consequences for victims. For example, even after receiving treatment, some victims suffer from chronic pain for the rest of their lives. Other injuries require numerous surgeries, prescription medications, and physical therapy, the cost of which can quickly drive a family into debt. Many accident victims also suffer from emotional distress, which can manifest in the following ways:
Fortunately, injured parties who suffer from these symptoms can receive treatment from medical professionals and therapists, although this can also be extremely expensive. Having to foot the bill for these costs can be especially frustrating for those who were injured because of another person’s negligent actions, which makes it especially important for these individuals to contact an experienced car accident attorney who can help them seek compensation for their losses.
What to do After a Car Accident
Regardless of the type of car accident a person is involved in, there are a few steps that occupants should always take, including:
Every car accident is different and in some cases, taking these steps will be impossible or impractical, especially if injuries are especially severe. However, it is always important to keep clear and organized records in the event that the case goes to trial.
Contact us Today to Speak With an Experienced Car Accident Attorney
In Pennsylvania, car accident victims have two years in which they can file a claim against the at-fault party in court. Unfortunately, many injured parties are unaware of this time limit and so miss out on the opportunity to collect compensation for their losses. To ensure that you do not miss any important deadlines or fail to comply with court procedural requirements, please schedule a free consultation with an experienced car accident attorney by contacting us at The Levin Firm at (215) 825-5183 or by completing one of our brief contact forms.
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