The team at the Dan Doyle Law Group has extensive experience handling complex personal injury cases in and around the Philadelphia area. We handle a wide variety of types of cases, and we always make sure to take care of every client that comes through our door. Our firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means clients will not pay us any legal fees until after we secure the compensation they need.
The reality is those car accidents are a common occurrence in and around the Philadelphia area. In most cases, the negligence of another driver on the roadway is the cause of these incidents. This can include drivers:
There are approximately 128,000 total traffic accidents each year in the Commonwealth, according to data available from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Unfortunately, many of these crashes lead to injuries or fatalities.
Bicyclists and pedestrians are extremely vulnerable in and around the roadways. The bodies of bicyclists and pedestrians have little protection from the force of a vehicle slamming into them. Unfortunately, drivers in and around Philadelphia often fail to yield the right of way to bicyclists and pedestrians. In particular, these roadway users are vulnerable to drivers who are distracted by phones or impaired by alcohol or drugs.
Property owners have a duty to ensure the safety of those who have a right to be on their premises. This includes regularly inspecting and maintaining the property to be sure that there are no hazards as well as warning guests of any known dangers. Slip and fall accidents are the most common type of premises liability case, and these incidents are usually preventable if property owners and their employees practice due diligence.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), large commercial trucks can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds when fully loaded with cargo. Due to the size and weight of these trucks, an accident versus a traditional passenger vehicle can result in severe injuries. The Pennsylvania DOT says that there were more than 7,000 total heavy truck crashes during the latest year across the Commonwealth. In many cases, these truck accidents are caused by the negligent actions of a truck driver or trucking company.
Drivers often fail to give motorcyclists the space they deserve on the roadway. This includes following a motorcycle too closely, passing them dangerously, or cutting them off in traffic. Even when a motorcyclist is wearing a helmet, the negligent actions of other drivers can cause severe injuries in the event a motorcycle accident occurs.
If you or somebody you love has been injured in an accident caused by the careless or negligent actions of someone else in the Philadelphia area, our team is ready to help. Do not hesitate to reach out to us as soon as possible so we can get to work against aggressive insurance carriers and at-fault parties. We have no problem taking a case all the way to trial if necessary. If you need a personal injury attorney in Philadelphia, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 215-987-3730.