With Philadelphia’s narrow lanes and overcrowded intersections, it can take a very small mistake by a distracted driver to cause a crash that puts motorists across six lanes of traffic in danger. The risks are especially high at night with reduced visibility for all drivers.
In 2019, Pennsylvania Law Enforcement and emergency crews responded to over 2,700 auto accidents that occurred in the midnight hour. Those responders see the dangers drivers at night can face. In accidents that occurred in the hours between midnight and 3 a.m. across 2019, almost 100 victims lost their lives.
A frightening collision on Philadelphia streets can lead to consequences that last for months and even years of a victim’s life. Those tragic accidents can leave victims with severe and life-changing injuries and have them wondering how to find help with every cost of recovery.
A vehicle crash in North Philadelphia injured at least one person early Friday morning. CBS3-TV reports the accident occurred around 12:30 a.m. near the North Philadelphia train station at the intersection of Broad Street and Glenwood Avenue on January 15, 2021.
Officers say the collision involved two cars. One person was taken to Temple University Hospital. There’s no word on the victim’s condition.
Investigators haven’t identified anyone in the crash or said how the crash occurred.
A crash can change the course of victims’ lives in an instant. A long stay in the hospital can be followed by months of physical therapy and even surgeries down the road.
After all of this physical and emotional trauma, an at-fault driver’s insurance company may offer those hurt just the bare minimum in compensation. The offer may cover emergency room fees and a few days of a hospital stay, but that won’t help the victims a few months down the road when they are forced to miss more time at work all over a recurring injury that won’t seem to heal.
A driver’s mistake caused this injury and their insurance company shouldn’t be allowed to turn their backs on you after a quick lowball settlement offer. You can file a claim for damages to make sure insurance agents know exactly what you’ve been through and what’s fair in compensation. An attorney working on your case can help you list and document your hardships in a civil lawsuit and even suggest a few things you’ve been through that you may not have realized can earn you compensation.
You’ve given everything you have to heal and try to get back on your feet again and an insurance company should be expected to support you every step of the way.
After any accident involving a serious injury, contact a highly rated Philadelphia Auto Accident Lawyer such as Edith Pearce. Unlike the huge firms with dozens of attorneys and many different attorneys handling different aspects of your case, Edith Pearce is personally involved in every case that we handle. She genuinely cares about her clients and you will not be treated like just another case or file.