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 Injury Attorney
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. If you’ve been injured in or near Abington, you need an expert personal injury attorney to represent you.
Car Accidents near Abington, PA
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 by 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 car accidents which can cause property damage, injuries, and death. Learn more about our Montgomery County car accident lawyer.
Delivery and Commercial Truck Accidents near Abington
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, and 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 as the motorcycles and minivans.
DUI-caused Accidents 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 Accidents that Need An Expert Abington Personal Injury Lawyer
There is a 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-fall/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 made 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 experienced attorneys at the Pearce Law Firm, P.C. work on your behalf.
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Personal injury is by far the most common cases in which lawsuits go to court across the nation. It is a wide field, and the need for these issues to be addressed is high enough that most people deem it worthy of their time. If you have been in a car accident, been the victim of a defective product, or any of the other accidents and misfortunes that fall under the personal injury rubric, you want to be made whole. The Abington, PA personal injury attorneys at The Pearce Law Firm, P.C. can help you obtain the appropriate compensation for what you have gone through.
Common Types of Personal Injury Cases
Because it is such a wide-ranging field, you may be confused as to whether your case actually counts as a personal injury matter, or whether it falls under another heading.
Some of the most common personal injury causes of action include:
- Auto and truck accidents;
- Product liability (defective products, failure to warn);
- Premises liability (“slip and fall” cases, unsafe conditions, obligation of landlord to warn);
- Traumatic brain injury;
- Construction accidents;
- Dog bites;
- Nursing home accidents and elder abuse; and
- Wrongful death.
These are perhaps the most common, though many others exist. Essentially, if you have experienced an injury as a result of someone else’s reckless or negligent conduct, you have a personal injury case, though it may or may not be worth pursuing. The Abington, PA attorneys at The Pearce Law Firm, P.C. have many years of experience in the field, and will be able to advise you as to how a case ought to proceed.
When you have been in an accident, or you have a loved one who has been injured or killed, the last thing you need is to spend money you may not have on medical care, and have to wade through legal hoops in order to get any of it back. You should be recuperating, and helping your family rebound from what can be a massively traumatic event.
Another factor that stops many from engaging legal counsel is the fear of high attorney’s fees. The Pearce Law Firm, P.C. takes cases on a contingent basis, meaning that if you do not recover, you have no attorney’s fees to pay – if you obtain a favorable outcome at trial, or if you reach a settlement, your attorney’s fees will come from a small percentage of your recovery.
Personal injury lawsuits are designed to help the victim of an accident recoup what they have lost or had to spend from the person or people who were negligent. In many cases, this will not happen without a lawsuit. We will try and settle your case with the insurance company, and we may be able to avoid filing a lawsuit. However, many times, insurance companies either refuse to pay, or offer a settlement far lower than what you may be owed. Bringing suit can remind an insurance company of its fiduciary duty, and procure a fairer settlement for you.
Get An Experienced Professional On Your Side
If you or a loved one has been injured, you have a right to try and regain what you have lost. The experienced assistance of the Abington, PA personal injury lawyers at The Pearce Law Firm, P.C. can make the difference between recovery and lack thereof. Contact our Philadelphia office today to discuss your options. We will do our best to help you.