Auto accidents can cause severe and even catastrophic injuries
Every year, thousands of drivers and pedestrians suffer from horrific car accidents. Whether you were involved in a hit-and-run or were rear-ended in a car accident, it is crucial that you speak with a personal injury attorney in Pittsburgh as soon as possible.
Pittsburgh car accidents can get pretty serious. Whether you have been involved in a big truck accident or a serious motorcycle accident, you and other members of your vehicle can end up sustaining catastrophic injuries. Unfortunately, car accidents are pretty prevalent in the country, with 125,000+ auto accidents being reported each year in PA alone. 33 out of 377 roads in PA that are known to be high crash zones are located in Pittsburgh.
The most common types of car accidents include single-car accidents, rear-impact collisions, side-impact collisions, and head-on collisions.
In a single-car accident, only one car is involved. This can occur when the vehicle comes in contact with falling debris or collides with an animal. Rear-end collisions, which occur when a car hits the vehicle in front of it, usually occur when the driver behind the accident is distracted or is tail gaiting the other car. Side-impact accidents, also known as T-bone collisions, typically occur at intersections or in car parking lots. Head-on collisions occur when two cars hit each other when coming from opposite directions.
Common injuries you can experience from these accidents include:
If you or the person in the other car weren’t wearing a seat belt, there is a higher likelihood that the accident will cause severe injuries. The speed at which the cars were driving can also influence the severity of everyone’s injuries. Even something as small as the direction a person’s head was turned can impact how severe everyone’s injuries are.
In order to determine who is at fault for an accident, insurance companies will need to conduct a thorough investigation. The type of car accident that occurred, police and witness statements gathered, and driver statements that were recorded can all help the insurance company determine who is liable for the accident. A driver can typically be found to be at fault for recklessness or negligence.
Recklessness occurs when people commit actions like texting while driving or drunk driving, which are known to cause harm. Negligence refers to any type of carelessness that occurred while on the road. Driving while fatigued, violating traffic laws, and speeding can be considered negligence.
The injuries suffered by victims of an accident involving a big truck are often catastrophic. These victims, with the help of their truck accident attorneys, will need to determine who is responsible for the crash so that they can pursue the compensation they deserve. When large commercial trucks are involved in an accident, there are many potential parties that are ultimately liable for the injuries inflicted in the crash, including the truck driver, company itself, and even manufacturing company responsible for building parts of the truck.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a truck accident, it is critical that the responsible parties are identified and held accountable for the harm caused. At Disney Law in Pittsburgh, our highly qualified legal office is here to help you get the compensation you deserve after an accident. Call or text Robert Disney at 412-999-5765 today to schedule a case consultation and learn more about your legal options.