Huntingdon Valley Personal Injury Lawyer
If you are from the Huntingdon Valley 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.
Huntingdon Valley and Personal Injuries
There are around 17,000 people who live in Huntingdon Valley which is an area of unincorporated Montgomery County. The community sits 15 miles north and a little east of the center of Philadelphia and is home to the municipality of Byrn Athyn and the neighborhood communities of Woodmont and Bethayres.
The problem with accidents is that they are just that: accidents. They come up unexpectantly and can change your life in a minute. The people of Huntingdon Valley understand this. Like the rest of us, they live in a complex society that poses risks of serious injury and even fatalities when someone is just going about their daily life.
The majority of personal injuries come from auto accidents, and the people of Huntingdon Valley are no strangers to the roads and streets. Huntingdon sits midway between Philadelphia and Trenton, NJ, and many people commute daily to work. The number one employer in the area is the healthcare industry, and many Huntingdon residents work at the Abington Hospital just a few miles away.
Many still work in the factories as manufacturing comprises about 10 percent of all employment in Huntingdon Valley. There are steel and iron plants around Philadelphia that put many Huntingdon residents on the road.
With all this driving comes the risk accidents. In Pennsylvania in 2017, there were 130,000 auto accidents, and out of those, 58,000 were injury crashes and about 1,000 ended in fatalities. While there are no records on how many there were in Huntingdon Valley, you can bet that many residents were involved in their share of those accidents and tragedies.
Commercial Delivery Trucks
Commercial trucks weigh a lot and are all over the roads in Philadelphia and surrounding communities. A fully loaded big rig can weigh up to 80,000 lbs, and the smaller delivery trucks can weigh around 30,000 lbs when they are loaded up.
Even though there is no heavy industry in Huntingdon Valley, there are some smaller business and quite a few retail shops. Add that to the packages being delivered every day to the homes in Huntingdon, and there is a tremendous amount of commercial delivery traffic.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 10 percent of all automobile accidents come from commercial trucks. The size and mass of these vehicles puts the average 3,500 car at a disadvantage, and trucks are famous for their blind spots. This leads to many accidents and unfortunately to injuries and fatalities.
Pedestrians and Cyclists Accidents
Huntingdon Valley is a bedroom community with many neighborhoods filled with people who go walking, bike riding and skateboarding and many other outdoor activities. This puts the people on the roads with the cars, and no matter the size of the vehicle, a person is completely unprotected and at risk for serious injury.
Common Injuries of Auto Accidents
When auto accidents happen to the people of Huntingdon Valley, they experience certain common injuries, some of them are:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Thoracic Spine Injuries (whiplash)
- Broken Bones (legs, wrists and rib fractures are the most common)
- Deep Contusions and lacerations
- Fatalities (can lead to a wrongful death claim)
What do I do if I’m Injured?
Huntingdon Valley residents have a great option when they find themselves in the need of a personal injury attorney. Edit Pearce is known for her compassion for the injured and passion for getting the most compensation for someone allowed by the law. If you find yourself in that situation, contact The Pearce Law Firm, P.C., today to start getting the compensation you need.