Philadelphia Accident Lawyers
Accidents happen all the time in Philadelphia since it is the most populated city in Pennsylvania and the fifth most populated city in the country. Although accidents that lead to injury may be unintentional‚ that does not mean someone’s negligence didn’t cause it to happen. When you have been injured in an accident you should contact an accident lawyer in Philadelphia‚ together you can get the compensation you deserve.
It may be surprising to learn that accidental injuries are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention‚ motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of accidental death for ages 0 to 49 in the country. In Philadelphia alone there were 8‚619 motor vehicle crashes that resulted in injury or death in 2010.
Unintentional injuries can result from much more than just traffic accidents. Injury can also stem from:
Statute of Limitations
If you have been injured due to someone else’s carelessness you may be unsure if you want to file a claim or if you even have a valid one‚ but keep in mind the statute of limitations. This is the amount of time you have after being injured to file a claim. Once the statute of limitations has passed you will no longer be able to bring forth a personal injury case. In most instances you have two years from the time of the injury or the time you reasonably became aware that your injuries were the result of a negligent action. In some instances you may have as little as 90 days. It is important that if you are interested in pursuing an accident claim against the person or persons at fault that you do not delay speaking with a Philadelphia accident attorney. Delay in doing so could jeopardize the value of your case or even worse prohibit you from filing one.
There are many different types of injuries that can result from an accident. These can range from short-term to long-lasting damage that can seriously affect your quality and ease of life. Sometimes accident victims are lucky enough to walk away with minor wounds‚ but often the injuries sustained are much more serious and can include:
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Spinal cord injury
- Brain injury
- Soft tissue damage (herniated discs)
- Lacerations, cuts, and bruises
A Philadelphia Injury Lawyer That Will Fight for You
The legal world can be very confusing. That is why when you have been hurt you should seek the guidance and assistance of an experienced attorney. The Philadelphia accident lawyers at Console & Hollawell have 17 years’ experience protecting the rights of accident victims in Philadelphia and are ready and able to help you. We have a proven 97 percent success rate recovering damages for our clients to help with medical bills‚ lost wages from time off work‚ property damage‚ and pain and suffering.
With a skilled attorney by your side you are better preparing yourself to receive the money you deserve. On average those who seek the help of a lawyer receive 3.5 times more in compensation than those who do not. Your number one focus should be healing and getting well‚ we can handle all of the rest. Call us today at (215) 225-2040 and set up your free‚ no-obligation consultation.
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