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 US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 20% of all dog bite victims require medical assistance at a hospital. This equates to around 800,000 to 900,000 victims each year. Dog bites can cause severe injuries and lead to significant scarring and disfigurement for a victim. Dog owners must be held liable if their dog causes harm to another person.
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 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 an accident occurs.
Faulty products can lead to severe injuries for consumers. Each year, thousands of defective products cause harm to people in the United States. This includes faulty appliances, automotive parts, tools, cosmetics, cleaning supplies, toys, furniture, foods and beverages, and more. Products become faulty due to design flaws, errors during the manufacturing process, and incorrect labels/false advertising. Companies and manufacturers should be held liable in the event a person is harmed due to a defective product.
Unfortunately, there are times when families lose their loved ones due to the careless or negligent actions of another person. Any of the incidents mentioned above, and others, can lead to an untimely death. Our Philadelphia wrongful death attorneys have extensive experience helping families get through these cases, gain closure, and secure compensation for their loss.
If you need a personal injury attorney in Philadelphia, do not hesitate to seek out assistance from the Dan Doyle Law Group today. You can contact us for a