Pittsburgh Car Accident Lawyer
Recovering Compensation for Pittsburgh Accident Injury Victims
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) reported in 2010 that there were, on average, 332 reportable traffic accidents every single day – resulting in 4 fatalities and 241 injuries. This resulted in 1 death every 7 hours and 10 injuries every hour. Unfortunately, these statistics are a clear indicator of the common problem plaguing Pennsylvania roads. In that same year, PennDOT reported that 1 in every 44 people was involved in a traffic crash in 2010.
Just because it is a common problem, however, does not mean that it is acceptable and does not mean that it's something that you should suffer in silence. You deserve to be justly compensated for the injuries and property damage that you have sustained – and at Frank Walker Law, a Pittsburgh personal injury attorney can help. We understand the claim process and the steps to take when pursuing a lawsuit. You can be confident knowing should you work with us that we will do everything we reasonably can to help you.
What causes auto accidents?
In a report to congress, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) identified several common causes behind car accidents in the United States. These factors included:
- Exhaustion or fatigue
- Driving inexperience
- Lack of familiarity with the road
- Emotional factors
While some car accidents are the result of natural or external factors, others are caused by driver negligence. In fact, cell phone usage alone is responsible for thousands of automobile crashes every year. The NHTSA also identified decision-making errors on the part of the driver as causing many car crashes. For instance, if a driver decides to speed, he/she could easily lose control of the vehicle and cause a wreck. Many car accidents are the result of a combination of factors, too. A distracted driver is significantly more likely to cause a serious accident if he/she is driving on a wet roadway.
Compensation for Car Crash Victims
If you have been injured in a car accident that was caused by another driver, contact our firm for help pursuing the compensation you deserve. Attorney Frank Walker is ready to begin work on your claim for damages today. We have earned a reputation for getting results for our clients and will fight to maximize the amount of financial compensation you receive.
We will work to help you recover a settlement for every aspect of the injury, including:
- Ambulance bills, emergency medical treatment and hospitalization;
- Rehabilitative care including physical therapy and chiropractic adjustments;
- Lost wages in the present, as well as any reduction in your future earning power; and
- Pain and suffering and mental distress, in addition to loss of ability to enjoy life.
We represent individuals who have suffered all types of injuries in car accidents, ranging from whiplash and soft tissue injuries to
traumatic brain injury and
spinal cord injuries. Car accidents are common in Pittsburgh, and they are often preventable. Whether the other driver was drunk, under the influence of drugs, texting on a cell phone, speeding or driving recklessly, or was in any other way acting negligently, we urge you to
contact us to allow us to begin work on your claim.