Accidents happen. Not all accidents result in legal claims or injuries. Some are unavoidable and actually caused by the negligence of the victim rather than the carelessness of another person. Pennsylvania accident victims may recover damages for any injuries resulting from the carelessness or negligence of another.
Individuals with personal injuries may recover past and future lost wages, past and future medical bills and reasonable compensation for pain and suffering. Here is a short primer on the types of personal injury cases related to the use of a motor vehicle.
Car Accident Cases
Automobile accidents are the most common type of personal injury case. Drivers injured in a car accident caused by another driver’s negligence may seek compensation for personal injuries.
Truck Accident Cases
Trucks on Pennsylvania’s roads and highways may present serious dangers based on their weight and size. Motorists injured in a truck accident caused by the carelessness of the truck driver may seek compensation for personal injuries.
Motorcycle and Bicycle Accident Cases
Motorcyclists and bicyclists are at the mercy of other motorists who may not only act carelessly but may simply fail to see and realize that they are in their vicinity. Persons injured in a motorcycle or bicycle accident may be entitled to compensation for injuries and other losses.
Pedestrian Injury Cases
The driver of any type of motor vehicle has an obligation to anticipate with caution the presence of pedestrians. Many of these cases may be particularly tragic since they involve children. Persons injured in a pedestrian accident may be entitled to compensation for injuries and other losses.
Distracted Driver Cases
Distracted driver claims are increasing on a daily basis. These may include allegations of injuries caused by texting, using a cellphone, radio or GPS system, attending to children, eating and drinking, or simply talking while driving.
If you or a loved one has suffered any type of injury resulting from a motor vehicle accident, contact Powell Law at (570) 961-0777. The consultation is FREE and you don’t pay anything unless we win. Our attorneys, past and present, have represented motor vehicle accident victims for 110 years. Call today!