Havertown Personal Injury Lawyer
If you are from the Havertown 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.
Havertown Personal Injuries
Havertown is a community comprised of many smaller neighborhoods and sits in Haverford Township which is around 10 miles west of Philadelphia. There are 36,000 people in Havertown and another 15,000 when you include Haverford Township.
Havertown is a bedroom community where many people live who work in Philadelphia and the surrounding area. This puts people on the roads heading into Philadelphia to fight the traffic and the stop lights on West Chester Pike. Others might head west for a bit to jump on I-476 to go to either north or south of Philly.
The commerce in the area is mainly retail with a few shops like Kohls and Ace Hardware. Other job-producers in Havertown are the schools or Kindred Hospital that sits right outside Havertown.
The number one injury producer in Havertown is a car accident which is inevitable when people are on the go. In Havertown, people have a few outlets in which to spend their hard-earned money. There are the usual gas stations and chain fast food outlets along with some sit-down restaurants like Kettle or JD McGillicuddy’s that draw locals and people from outside Havertown.
These places also provide jobs for the locals who make the short commute to work every day. Though there are many retail outlets in Havertown, the number one job producer is health care and next comes education. These jobs also put people on the road jostling for early morning parking spots at the hospital or one of the community’s schools.
With that jostling comes accidents, and people get injured. When this happens, getting to work might have to wait for a few weeks—which in itself might not be that bad—however, this also means reduced or no income. Add that to the mounting bills, and Havertown people turn to the trusted attorney’s at Pearce Law Firm, P.C. for relief.
With all these retail shops, medical providers, schools and even some light manufacturing like TMF Corporation on West Chester Pike that makes containers out of recycled plastic, delivery trucks are on the streets of Havertown. Among these are the large tractor-trailers that can weigh up to 80,000 pounds fully loaded or some of the smaller box trucks like FedEx, UPS or those delivering local supplies. These can weigh up to 36,000 lbs which still far outweighs the typical passenger car of 3,500 lbs—even with the kids, the pets and a full tank of gas.
Trucks also have blind spots, and though the truck driver are trained and get in fewer wrecks per mile traveled than passenger cars, they still can inflict a lot of damage to the driver unfortunate enough butt heads with a truck.
What makes Havertown are the neighborhoods where people like to get out and walk or rider their bikes. Usually the neighborhood streets are fairly quiet, but once someone gets out on one of the main thoroughfares, it can get dangerous as the traffic is heaver, and the cars are going faster. This is when injuries happen. Simple things like crossing West Chester Pike to get to the Starbucks or the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts can end in an accident and serious injuries.
When any of these automobile-related accidents occur, the victim is faced with injuries, loss of income and a visit from the insurance company or their attorneys— who are trying to pay as little as possible. Don’t let that happen, get help and talk to an attorney.
Common Vehicle Accident Injuries
Car wrecks can be violent. Vehicles tangle with each other in head-on collisions, T-bones and rollover crashes which can leave those involved severely injured. Even a small fender-bender can put someone on the sideline for a week. Some of these common injuries that Havertown people suffer are:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Broken Appendages (legs and wrists most common)
- Broken Ribs
- Thoracic Spinal Injury (often from “whiplash”)
- Deep Contusions
- Deep Lacerations
Any one of these injuries can result in lost time from work, hours/days of pain, suffering and great discomfort. When this happens, significant financial loss can exist as well, and many Havertown residents have put their faith in Pearce Law Firm, P.C. to get fair compensation.
Other Common Injuries
Most people think of an auto accident when you say personal injury, however, not all personal injuries come from an auto accident. Anytime you are injured due to someone else’s negligence, you can seek compensation for your injuries. Some of these other common injuries are:
- Slip-and-Fall: Retail outlets are supposed to keep public space safe, and when that doesn’t happen, injuries occur.
- Premises Liability: Not just slip-and-fall accidents, but anytime you are on someone else’s property and you are injured, you can be severely injured.
- Product Liability: With retail shops come products, and sometimes they can cause injury from a defect in design or manufacturing.
- Industry Accidents: If you are on the site of a manufacturer, for example, you can become injured. If so, you might be able to get compensation from the manufacturer owner.
- Wrongful Death: Unfortunately, many of these accidents end in death, and when that happens, the surviving members of the family can seek compensation under a wrongful death claim.
Choosing a Havertown PA Personal Injury Attorney.
Knowledge, skill and experience are qualities necessary for a personal injury attorney get the most compensation the law allows in injury cases. It’s a plus if the top lawyer for the firm is compassionate, hands-on and tenacious. All of these qualities can be found in Edith Pearce, one of the firm’s founders. She comes to the office every day and works hard for her clients like they were her own family.
If you have been injured, call the Pearce Law Firm, P.C. to get someone you can trust to stand up against the insurance companies who want to pay you little or nothing at all.