Norristown drivers know the importance of following traffic laws and driving as safely as possible. However, accidents can happen any moment someone is negligent. If this happens, the accident can cause harm and other damages. When you’re searching for how you’re going to recover, a Norristown car accident lawyer from Shrager & Sachs can help you fight for fair compensation.
Our lawyers fiercely defend their clients and understand how your compensation will help you get the recovery you deserve. We’re here to handle the legal matters so you can work on healing and getting back to your everyday life as soon as possible.
Examining the Causes of Car Accidents
As car accident lawyers, we’re aware of how common this accident is in the state. Pennsylvania had 125,267 reported crashes in 2019. Of these crashes, there were 1,059 fatalities and 76,243 total injuries. Angle crashes, colliding with a fixed object, and rear-end collisions were the most common types of car crashes.
When we’re investigating your case, we’ll look at police reports and other evidence from the scene to determine how your accident occurred. Our attorneys know the signs of driver negligence. It’s possible one of the following reasons could be what led to your injuries:
- Texting and Driving. Cell phones are a major distraction to drivers. If someone is texting and driving, they’re more focused on their phone than the road. They could exit their lane of traffic, speed up, or not see something ahead of them.
- Speeding. When a driver is going above the speed limit, they have less time to react to others around them and can lose control of the car more easily. If a driver needs to correct their steering when they’re speeding, they could overcorrect and veer into another lane or off the road.
- Aggressive Driving. Following too closely, cutting other drivers off, and weaving through traffic are forms of aggressive driving that can cause traffic crashes.
However, it’s important to not automatically blame the other party for the wreck. The other driver may not be at fault. If their car had a faulty part that malfunctioned, like a tire that blew out or the brakes stopped working, the driver could lose control of their vehicle. The company that made the auto part could be held liable for the accident.
When we find out why your accident happened, then we’ll look into the damages that you’ve suffered. Evidence from medical records can show how the accident caused your injuries.
What Are the Common Types of Auto Collision Injuries?
Car accident injuries can range from mild to severe. They may require medical treatment that can include staying in the hospital, medication, and physical therapy. Injuries that can arise from an auto collision include:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Spinal Cord Injuries
These injuries may take hours or days to present symptoms, as auto collisions often spike stress hormones. When your adrenaline is going, it can mask symptoms and make you feel like you’re uninjured when this isn’t the case.
After an accident, seek a medical evaluation from your doctor. They’ll be able to assess your injuries and begin treating you. This will also document your injuries, which can help your lawyer fight for you.
The date of the accident compared to the date of the injuries will help show that your injuries were severe enough that you needed to seek medical attention. If the insurance company is contesting that your injuries aren’t as bad as you claim, your attorney can refer to the evaluation from your doctor as evidence of your injuries.
Some of these injuries may have more permanent consequences than others. A broken bone could take months to heal. While you will likely make a full recovery, you’ll need to let the bone heal for weeks or maybe months. During that time, you may not be able to work or take care of other responsibilities.
Other injuries to the brain or spinal cord could heal up to a point, but may never fully heal. If an auto wreck has left you with a disability, we’re here for you. We’ll make sure your compensation covers the costs of your injury and what you’ll need to live a high-quality life.
How Can a Car Accident Lawyer Protect Your Rights?
With an experienced lawyer on your side, you can rest assured they’re going to represent your best interests. Your Norristown car accident lawyer will fight for you to receive compensation for your:
- Past and Future Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Loss of Future Earnings
- Property Damage
- Pain and Suffering
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life
- Emotional Distress
These losses can be broken down into two categories: economic and noneconomic. Anything that has a financial cost to it is economic. Your medical bills, costs of your continued care, the days of pay you’re losing because you have to miss work, and damage done to your car fall under this category. If you’re no longer able to work, your lawyer may fight for you to recover the wages you would have earned if the accident hadn’t occurred and you could have continued your job.
Noneconomic damages include the other ways a car wreck can affect you. The injuries can cause significant stress and pain. Your pain and suffering happened because of someone else’s negligence—and should have been prevented. Your attorney may seek damages for loss of enjoyment of life if your injuries are stopping you from activities or hobbies you used to enjoy. The emotional distress of experiencing an accident and its aftermath can take a toll on a person’s health. We’ll also seek to make this part of the recovery you deserve.
Have You Been Injured in a Norristown Car Accident?
While a car accident can cause physical, emotional, and financial injury, Shrager & Sachs has skilled, compassionate lawyers who are ready to stand up for you. Call us today for a free case evaluation.
Together, we can go over your legal options and find the best way for you to proceed. We can handle communication with the insurance company and the other parties involved. Our lawyers will be with you every step of the way so you can have confidence in your future.