Securing Compensation for Those Injured on Pennsylvania’s Highways
Highway accidents are a fact of life. Approximately 33 percent of the roads in Pennsylvania are highways, but nearly three-quarters of the yearly accidents in the state occur on highways or turnpikes. Consider these statistics from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation regarding motor vehicle crashes in 2017:
- There were approximately 128,000 thousand motor vehicle crashes in Pennsylvania, and more than 95,000 of these occurred on highways or turnpikes
- Approximately 15 crashes occurred every hour across the state
- Each day, more than 220 persons were injured in reportable crashes
- One out of every 44 people in Pennsylvania were involved in a car crash
- One out of every 159 people were injured in a car accident
In 2017, car accidents in Pennsylvania claimed 1,137 lives and injured another 80,612 people. More than 60,000 of those injured were involved in highway accidents.
How Can a Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyer Help You?
If you are seriously injured in a highway accident, you may be contacted by an insurance company and offered a quick cash settlement. You should refuse the settlement and contact an experienced Philadelphia car accident lawyer right away. That is because the insurance company benefits by settling for as little money as possible. A Philadelphia car accident lawyer at McCann & Wall, LLC can help because, unlike the insurance companies, we will work on your behalf to obtain the maximum amount of compensation that is due to you.
When you are seriously injured or if a loved one has died as a result of a highway accident, you may face severe emotional, physical, and financial hardship. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help make your recovery easier by handling insurance claims and guiding you through any legal issues that may arise. We handle all types of car accidents, including highway accidents and crashes involving pedestrians.
Our Track Record Speaks Volumes
Over the past 15 years, our experienced attorneys at McCann & Wall, LLC have recovered more than $200 million for our clients. We are able to maximize compensation awards because we are former defense attorneys who have direct experience handling both sides of a personal injury case. We understand the tactics of powerful insurance companies and we have the knowledge and confidence to stand up against them on your behalf. Our experienced car accident lawyers will work tirelessly to obtain the financial compensation you deserve to cover the cost of medical bills, lost wages and damages for pain and suffering.
Why Do Highway Accidents Happen?
There are many reasons why car accidents happen on the highway. The most common causes include:
- Distracted Driving
- Drunk Driving
- Reckless Driving/Aggressive Driving
- Hazardous Road Conditions
It is wise to take precautions in order to avoid highway accidents, such as refraining from texting while driving and avoiding alcohol before you get behind the wheel. Defensive driving can also help you stay safer. However, many car accident injuries happen to innocent victims.
Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyers at McCann & Wall, LLC Fight for Those Injured in Highway Accidents Caused by Negligence
The Philadelphia car accident lawyers at McCann & Wall, LLC stand ready to represent you if you or a loved one has been involved in a car crash on the highway, whether your case involves a serious injury or wrongful death. Do not hesitate to reach out to us as soon as possible after an accident. Contact us online anytime for a free consultation or speak with us on the phone by calling 215-569-8488 or 302-888-1221.
From our offices in Philadelphia, we represent personal injury victims and their loved ones in Philadelphia, Delaware County, Chester County and throughout the state of Pennsylvania. We also take on car accident injuries and other personal injury claims for clients in New Jersey, Wilmington, Delaware and the surrounding areas.