Auto & truck accidents are one of the most common reasons that people have to interact with the legal system. In 2010 alone, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reported more than 150,000 auto accidents in Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, motor vehicle collisions are not always simple legal matters, where the victim sues the other driver and recovers for his or her injuries.
In fact, an auto or truck accident may implicate a wide consideration of legal issues, including Pennsylvania auto law, traffic law, insurance law and/or products liability law. This is especially true in cases involving serious motor vehicle collisions where the victims suffer catastrophic personal injuries, and possibly death.
Receiving full and fair compensation for your injuries means choosing the right Pennsylvania car accident lawyer. Fortunately, McLaughlin & Lauricella, P.C.’s Philadelphia car accident lawyers have experience handling a wide variety of motor vehicle cases, making them well-equipped to handle any type of auto accident case.
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Drivers must obey traffic safety rules and exercise reasonable caution so as not to cause harm to themselves or others when they are behind the wheel. But the reality is that many people take unnecessary risks and put other drivers in danger.
Common careless driving behaviors include:
- Aggressive driving.
- Texting while driving.
- Improper lane changes.
- Talking on cell phones.
- Ignoring traffic signs and traffic lights.
- Talking to other passengers.
- Driving too slowly.
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Any one, or combination, of these behaviors can lead to life-threatening injuries including catastrophic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and in extreme cases, death. An experienced Pennsylvania auto accident lawyer knows how to examine a number of factors that implicate the cause of a motor vehicle collision, and to identify all of the proper defendants.
An inattentive driver may not be the sole cause of a motor vehicle collision. For example, the real culprit could be a poorly made automobile, brake failure, a defective tire, or potholes on the road. Perhaps you or someone you know suffered catastrophic injuries or death because the vehicle was not designed to be safe enough. McLaughlin & Lauricella’s Pennsylvania accident attorneys will investigate every facet of your claim and maximize your recovery.
Auto accident victims will face many financial challenges after they are involved in motor vehicle collision. Medical bills, auto repair bills, and time off from work to deal with physical injuries will compound any mental or emotional injuries resulting from the collision. To make matters worse, dealing with insurance companies is never easy. The car accident attorneys at McLaughlin & Lauricella will work for you.