Intersections can be flashpoints for scary collisions at any time of day. The risks for accidents at a crossroads increases for two reasons. They bring a lot of traffic together from opposite directions and many drivers don’t always driver appropriately.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transporation (PennDot) reported just over 48,000 accidents at intersections across the state in 2019. Their count also noted that 17% of all accidents happened after dark on streets illuminated by lights.
Intersections can confuse drivers under the best of conditions, but sometimes headlights can cause a driver to misjudge distances and force them into a mistake. The devastating results can leave drivers with serious injuries.
A two-car collision in Philadelphia’s Wynnefield neighborhood Wednesday night sent at least one person to the hospital. CBS3-TV reported the accident happened just before 11:30 pm at the intersection of Parkside Avenue and Monument Road on August 26, 2020.
Investigators say one person was rushed to the hospital after the vehicles collided at the intersection. An off-duty police officer was in one of the cars and complained of neck and back pain after the impact. The two cars involved were both left with major damage.
Investigators are working to determine what led to the crash.
The consequences of a traffic accident can go further than just the pain and suffering experienced with injuries. Victims may face the costs of ambulance transport and hospital bills. They may not be able to return to work immediately to help earn money to pay these bills. Finding transportation can also be a hardship when the victim’s vehicle has been left damaged or totaled.
In these cases, the state of Pennsylvania allows up to two years for a victim to file a claim for damages to get help with the costs that arise during recovery. The claim is leveled against the at-fault driver in the accident and his or her insurance company. The claim can help recover money for expenses after an accident and any future costs of therapy and missed work.
This accident wasn’t your fault and you shouldn’t have to bear the burden of your recovery. You should receive help and support with every step you take back to a normal life. A local accident attorney can help you along that journey and fight to get the proper compensation to protect your future.
After any accident involving a serious injury, contact a highly rated Philadelphia Car Accident Attorney such as Edith Pearce. As you attempt to recover and return to a normal life, Edith Pearce will be personally involved in your case. She genuinely cares about her clients and their recovery and you will not be treated like just another number or file.