Millions of cars and trucks are on the streets and highways of America at any one time, and like it or not, a certain number of these vehicles and their drivers are going to be involved in an accident. It’s simply a numbers game waiting to happen. Some of these happen due to a driver’s careless acts, but many others are also caused by the reckless or negligent acts of other drivers. When that happens, you will want to protect your rights by hiring a car accident attorney in Philadelphia, PA.
According to recent statistics, the amount of injuries, deaths, and damage in the United States is alarming. Consider that crashes cost the U.S. economy about $230 billion annually, or an average of more than $800 per person. More than 37,000 people die on the nation’s roads each year, and of these, 1,600 of them are under 15 years old.
On a more local level, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the losses are just as eye-opening. In Pennsylvania, almost 1,700 died in traffic accidents in 2016. About one-quarter of these were alcohol-impaired driving fatalities. Close to 170 pedestrians were killed as a result of car accidents as well.
There’s little doubt that a car accident is a traumatic event, especially when loved ones are injured or killed. The emotional losses are devastating, and your family’s financial picture can change in an instant. When someone else is to blame, you must take steps to ensure you are fairly compensated for your losses, including pain and suffering, medical bills, lost time from work, car repairs, and more depending on the circumstances of your case.
If you have been injured in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, contact Master Weinstein and Moyer to see how we can protect your rights and get you the compensation you deserve. We serve clients in Philadelphia and the surrounding Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York communities.