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Allentown Car Accident Attorney

Car accidents happen every day in and around Allentown. While we always hope we can avoid a crash, that is not always the case. There may be a time when the careless or negligent actions of another driver cause you harm. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, we are ready to help you through the aftermath of a crash. We will investigate what happened and work to secure the compensation you deserve. When you need an auto crash lawyer, we are ready to get to work.

Pennsylvania car crashes are a common occurrence

Looking at the newest data from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, we can see that there were 128,420 total car accidents reported in 2018. Out of those accidents, there were:

  • 1,190 fatalities
  • 78,219 injuries

When we look at those statistics, we know that many car accident injuries are minor. However, that does not mean they are inexpensive. Even minor injuries can lead to costly medical bills. The PA DOT also says that there were over 4,500 suspected serious injuries in 2018 car crashes. These include:

Each of these injuries requires extensive medical care for the victim and can lead to enormous medical bills. There are other costs to consider in these situations as well, such as lost income, any necessary home and vehicle modifications, the cost of medical equipment, and more.

How do these crashes happen?

The Pennsylvania DOT says that 85-90% of all traffic crashes involve some sort of driver error that contributes to the crash. In PA, some of the main causes of traffic crashes during the latest reporting year were:

  • Speeding: Driving too fast greatly increases the chance of major injuries in a crash.
  • Impaired driving: In 2018, there were 9,811 alcohol-related crashes, and these were responsible for 28% of all traffic crash fatalities.
  • Distracted driving: When drivers are busy with their cell phones or other devices, they are much more likely to get into a crash.
  • Improper turns: Improper turns and failure to yield the right-of-way are often due to careless and inattentive drivers.

The majority of traffic crashes in the commonwealth involved passenger cars, SUVs, and light trucks. However, many crashes involved commercial vehicles such as passenger buses and heavy trucks. Commercial vehicle crashes can become complicated and often involve major companies and several insurance carriers.

Let us get your case started today

Getting into a car accident is scary, and the aftermath can turn into a confusing process. You may need to seek legal assistance if another person caused your crash, and the Dan Doyle Law Group is ready to help. We are going to be your advocate and work to investigate what happened so we can secure the following:

  • Coverage of your crash-related medical expenses
  • Recovery of lost wages if you are unable to work
  • Coverage of physical therapy
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages

When you need an Allentown car accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 215-987-3730 for a free consultation.