There is no bigger danger to motorists in Philadelphia than when other drivers lose control of their vehicles. Reckless drivers can be speeding or driving aggressively and putting other drivers and passengers in harm’s way. You wonder what destination could be so important that these careless drivers would put everyone else in danger with their reckless moves.
The Pennsylvania DOT documents the terrible consequences of these accidents each year. In 2019, they found that the biggest percentage of accidents in the state by far involved speeding. There were nearly 30,000 collisions involving excessive speed across the state in 2019. Those accidents led to a tragic 385 fatalities on the road. The second biggest factor in accidents was distracted driving leading to 13,725 accidents in 2019.
Two drivers are in the hospital after a multiple vehicle accident in North Philadelphia early Saturday morning. CBS3-TV reports the accident happened on Germantown Avenue on January 9, 2020.
Philadelphia Police say the driver of a GMC was speeding while traveling southbound near 8th Street when he struck a Toyota in the rear. The Toyota was sent into a parked car. The GMC reportedly fled the scene but then struck a light pole near Dauphin Street and turned over.
The driver of the GMC was transported to Temple University Hospital where he is listed in critical condition. The driver of the Toyota was also taken to the hospital and is listed in stable condition. Investigators are still determining the cause of the crash.
Victims of accidents that weren’t their fault can find themselves facing severe injuries that require weeks and months of hospital care and rehabilitation. The extreme consequences and costs that are possible make it all the more important to know your rights in a collision.
Injuries can include broken and dislocated bones that can take months to heal with pain that follows you over a lifetime. Head and brain injuries can leave you unable to communicate and affect your memory in the short and longterm. Spinal damage can take your mobility from you and leave you reliant on medical equipment just to get around the house.
A claim against at-fault drivers and their insurance policies should demand coverage for the medical care you’ve had and any that may be necessary in the future. A claim for damages can ask for compensation for any surgeries likely needed in the years to come and for money to cover extended absences from work as you heal.
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.