According to a news source, a recent collision in North Philadelphia between a school bus carrying 18 children and a woman driving a Mercury resulted in the injuries of seven people. It was initially believed that the driver of the vehicle fled the scene. As it turns out, she was thrown to the passenger side of her car where she remained pinned until rescue workers were able to safely cut her out of the vehicle.
The five children who were injured were treated for non life-threatening injuries at St. Christopher’s Hospital. The bus driver and the driver of the Mercury were also taken to the hospital in stable condition and assessed further for injuries.
No one can predict when a collision will occur on the road. Every day, thousands of people are injured due to the carelessness of others or unavoidable circumstances. Many times, these injuries could have been prevented. Nevertheless, if you or a loved one have been involved in a crash, you’ll need a car accident attorney on your side to defend your rights.
An experienced car accident lawyer deals with these unfortunate events almost every day. Following an accident such as this, one can face a vast array of issues. They include loss of pay from being unable to work, innumerable medical expenses, and permanent damage to your property. These issues can seem overwhelming to deal with on your own. By having a knowledgeable lawyer in your corner, you’ve got someone who can answer your questions, negotiate with the insurance companies, communicate with medical professionals and investigators, collect evidence and investigate the facts, and help determine total damages.
When you are informed of your rights, you know exactly what to do in order to see that you are treated fairly during each phase of your case. Call a car accident attorney from The Pearce Law Firm for a consultation.