Abington, PA Personal Injury Attorney
If you are from the Abington area or you were injured here, contact us today for a free, confidential consultation and case evaluation. During your consultation, we will evaluate your case and go over all of your options with you. If retained, we will hold each and every party accountable for their negligent actions which led to your injuries so you and your family can focus on getting better.
Abington Personal Injuries
Abington is one of the oldest communities in Pennsylvania and today is home to over 55,000 residents. It lies within Montgomery County and sits north of Philadelphia. Its people, like others in our complex society, are no stranger to getting hurt. It can happen at work, commuting, exercising, playing, shopping or just about any activity.
Auto accident fatalities for the last decade average just under 40,000 a year in the U.S. which is down from a high of 55,000 in 1973. This is remarkable because of the increase in population and miles driven over the past five decades, however, this is still a very large number.
The people of Abington become part of this risk due to the number of hours they spend in their cars. Many residents commute into Philadelphia every day to work. Some take Old York Road to avoid the lights on 611 and head south into the city. Others take I-276 east to Highway 1 which will put them on the east side of the city. If they work in west Philly, they can take I-276 west to I-476 which can also take them to south Philly.
Not all people work in Philadelphia as Abington has a fair amount of service jobs for people wanting to add to household income working full or part time. Others work in one of the steel and iron plants still operating near Abington. The number one employer in Abington is Abington Memorial Hospital which employs over 4,000 people.
These local jobs keep many Abbington workers in and around town with daily commutes to and from work. This puts people at risk for auto accidents which can cause property damage, injuries and death.
Delivery and Commercial Trucks
Out of all auto accident deaths, large trucks make up about 10 percent. However, when trucks and cars tangle, the occupants of the car are more severely injured around 70 percent of the time. In Abington, there are busses, semi-trucks, box delivery trucks like FedEx and UPS. Products coming and going from the local industrial plants and all the supplies and goods heading to the shelves of the retail outlets put these trucks on the same streets and the motorcycles and minivans.
DUI’s in Abington
In Abington, all drivers are at risk of being injured by an impaired driver. Like other states in the U.S., Pennsylvania is no stranger to DUI deaths and injuries. Statewide, there were over 10,000 alcohol-related collisions with Abington motorists getting their share.
DUI crashes can be tragic as they cause deaths and injuries that many people feel could have been avoided had the driver not been impaired. The devastation and emotional trauma people feel when their loved ones are taken or seriously injured because of an impaired driver is immense.
Overall, there are fewer fatalities and incidences of impaired driving across the country over the last 30 years, however, there is still a long way to go, and until that number is zero, Abington residents will continue to be affected.
Other Types of Personal Injuries in Abington
There are number of ways the people of Abington are at risk for injury due to someone else’s negligence beyond auto accidents. No matter how it happened, when someone is injured by someone else, it creates hardship in the life of the injured. Some of these other types of injuries are:
- Industrial accidents
- Slip-and-falls/Premises Injuries
- Sport/Recreation Injuries
- Product Liability
- Wrongful deaths
Contact an Abington Personal Injury Lawyer Today.
If you live in Abington and have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you can on Edith Pearce and the attorneys at The Pearce Law Firm, P.C. to protect your interests and get you the compensation you deserve.
Once you’ve been injured and make a claim, the insurance company will have someone contact you to discuss your case. Before you talk to them, talk to an Abington Personal Injury Attorney. The consultation costs you nothing, and you will be given information vital to your case. Don’t represent yourself, let the caring, skilled and experience attorneys at the Pearce Law Firm, P.C. to work on your behalf.