Between December 21 and Christmas Day, Pennsylvania state troopers reported there were 1,336 car-, truck- or other vehicle-related accidents that left 7 people dead and 315 people injured. In addition, troopers made 348 DUI arrest and issued 2,152 speeding citations. They also issued more than 300 citations to people who were not wearing seat belts and another 37 citations to drivers who had failed to properly restrain children in child safety seats. These figures show a significant increase from the prior year where there were 509 crashes over the Christmas holiday weekend, resulting in 5 deaths and 169 who sustained injuries.
Traffic laws are meant to keep drivers, and their passengers, safe while traveling on state and local roads or highways. Unfortunately there are individuals who break these laws and end up causing harm to themselves and others. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a car accident, we recommend you consult with a skilled Philadelphia personal injury lawyer from our firm so that we can review your case and advise you as to whether or not you may be able to file for compensation.
When you are involved in a car accident, especially one that was caused due to no fault of your own, you may find yourself faced with mounting medical bills, a loss of income, and the possibly of having to cover long-term rehabilitation and care expenses. In cases such as this, it is important to get the compensation you are rightfully owed. The knowledgeable lawyers at our firm are committed to giving you the support and guidance you need so that you can work on what really counts - your recovery.
Contact a personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Thomas J. Murphy, Jr.to arrange a free initial consultation and review of your case.