Types of Serious Injuries in Pennsylvania Car Accidents
One single crash can cause several serious, debilitating injuries to a vehicle occupant. The number of injuries and the potential combination of these injuries is endless. However, there are a few common injuries that our clients have suffered in these accidents, including:
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Extensive soft tissue damage
- Fractured bones – hips, knees, wrists, ankles
- Internal injuries or organ damage.
If your injuries are costly and painful and were due to the mistakes of a careless driver, you should consider your legal options. You deserve compensation for the costs of your injury. Contact Rieders, Travis, Humphrey, Waters & Dohrmann today to talk to us about your case.
What to Expect in the Process of a Car Accident Claim
If the at-fault party and their insurance company make an offer that meets your needs, then a settlement is reached and the matter is resolved without the need for a trial. In some situations, a settlement offer is inadequate and the case is taken to trial where we make your case in front of a jury.
The process can take several weeks, several months or even longer, depending on the circumstances and complexities of your case. It is always best to begin the work of your case as soon as possible, which is why we encourage you to contact us to speak with our team.
The Devastation of a Serious Car Accident
According to AAA, the average cost of an injury crash in the United States in 2009 was more than $125,000, while the average cost of a fatal accident was closer to $6 million. Add to this the devastating effect on people’s lives from serious injuries that can main, disfigure, and cause pain and suffering that may last a lifetime, and it is no wonder that victims of car crashes seek compensation.
If you or a loved one was injured or someone has died in a car crash, motorcycle, or truck accident on a Pennsylvania highway, road or street, you should consult an experienced personal injury lawyer regarding your legal rights.
If another party’s negligence or responsibility was involved in the accident, you may be entitled to receive financial compensation to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, property loss, and pain and suffering. However, your case must be handled correctly and competently, or you may never collect the compensation you are entitled to.
Clifford A. Rieders of Rieders, Travis, Humphrey, Waters & Dohrmann knows the courts and the system and what you need to do to increase your chances of winning a good settlement.
Our seasoned Williamsport car accident attorneys have helped hundreds of people file successful personal injury lawsuits. With decades of experience with many types of auto crashes and an excellent reputation in the legal community, we are well positioned to handle even the most difficult cases. Our lawyers have successfully represented clients in car and truck accident cases of all kinds, including:
- Collisions on Routes 80, 81 (the northeast extension), 180, 15, 220, 287 and 44 involving local and out-of-state drivers who file suit in state and federal court
- Accidents involving speeding or reckless drivers
- Crashes involving drivers who run red lights or stop signs, make illegal turns or commit other moving violations
- Drunk driving accidents
- Distracted driving accidents involving texting, talking or surfing on cellphones or mobile devices.
We offer a free consultation to carefully examine the individual facts in your case and determine the best way to handle it. Contact us for a free consultation with a highly experienced Williamsport, PA car accident lawyer or call 800-326-9259 to set up your free consultation.