Few experiences are more terrifying than being involved in a car accident. Those who are simply going about their day—driving to work, running errands, or picking up their children from school—suddenly find that their entire lives are changed in the blink of an eye. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reports that over 61,000 individuals were injured in traffic crashes in 2020. With over 120,000 miles of roadway in the state, the reality is that car accidents are unavoidable.
Most Common Car Accident Causes
On average, nearly 300 car accidents happen in Pennsylvania each day. Of the reported accidents occurring in 2020, nearly 30,000 occurred when vehicles hit each other while in motion. It may be surprising to learn that weather did not play a significant role in 75% of the accidents, meaning these wrecks are largely attributable to vehicle operators.
According to PennDOT, driver fault is the primary cause of accidents. These fault factors are listed as:
- Improper turning
- Careless/Illegal passing
- Distracted driving
- Proceeding without clearance
- Drowsy driving
Those injured by another driver's wrongdoing or careless driving will often face a mountain of expenses. Often, multiple people are injured in a car accident. When those people belong to the same household, the financial consequences can be devastating unless you bring legal action against the wrongdoer to ensure your medical expenses, loss of wages, and property damage are recouped. Tragically, loss of life isn't uncommon, and sometimes injured parties are entitled to a wrongful death cause of action against the wrongdoer.
Call a Pennsylvania Car Accident Attorney
If you've been injured in a car accident as a pedestrian or occupant, even if you were a passenger in the vehicle of the driver who caused the accident, you need to reach out to an experienced car accident attorney who can guide you through the process of financial recoupment during a time when you're likely still reeling from your injuries or the loss of a loved one.
D'Intino Law Firm understands that when your life's been dramatically altered because of a car accident, you need a serious advocate willing to fight for you. To learn how we can help you today, call 267-491-9111 for a free consultation.