By a Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyer
As personal injury car accident lawyers in Philadelphia, we have helped many car accident victims in all types of accidents. In this article, we will discuss some of the most common types of car accidents in Philadelphia and the causes of these accidents.
Philadelphia Rear-End Accidents
One of the common types of car accidents in Philadelphia is a rear-end accident. Driver A may be stopped at a stop light, and Driver B traveling behind Driver A does not see the red light. As a result, Driver B does not stop his car, and instead, he slams into Driver A’s car.
One possible cause of this rear-end accident may be that Driver B was not paying attention and was distracted. Driver B may have been entering information in a GPS system so his eyes were not on the road. Another common cause of the accident may be because Driver B was texting while driving, and not paying attention to what was happening on the road. In either situation, when Driver B realized that he needed to stop, it was too late.
When drivers are driving above the speed limit, they are increasing their chances of causing a car accident. This is especially true when drivers are driving too fast when going around a curve. For instance, a driver is going above the speed limit when going around a curve. However, due to his speed, he has a hard time handling his car around the curb and loses control of his car. As a result, his car goes into oncoming traffic and causes a serious head-on collision.
Another speeding accident may happen when a driver is driving too fast for the road conditions. For instance, a highway may be slippery due to snow. A driver is driving too fast and loses control of his car. As a result, his car goes into the adjacent lane causing a collision with the car in the next lane.
Left Turn Intersection Accidents
Another common car accident in Philadelphia is a left turn intersection accident. For instance, Driver A is at a light waiting to make a left turn. However, Driver A fails to yield to oncoming traffic, turns and hits Driver B, who is traveling from the opposite direction.
Injured Driver’s Legal Rights
In all of the above situations, the injured driver has a legal right to file a claim against the at-fault or negligent driver. The injured driver may be financially compensated for medical expenses, lost wages, out-of-pocket expenses and pain and suffering damages. For a detailed discussion about these damages, see Philadelphia, PA Car Accidents – What Damages Can Injured Victims Recover?
Help After a Philadelphia Car Accident
If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident in Philadelphia, call Jordan S. Namerow, Esquire to schedule a FREE legal consultation. 215.985.0777