Car travel is the most commonly used form of transportation in the country, but also one of the most statistically dangerous activities in which people engage. Recent statistics by the United States Census Bureau indicate that as many as 10.8 million accidents take place each year, with tens of thousands of those accidents resulting in fatalities.
Safe driving techniques can dramatically reduce your risk of being in an accident and sustaining injury, but in many situations, the carelessness of another driver or an automobile malfunction can create an unavoidable situation in which an accident is inevitable. Every driver bears a legal responsibility to drive in a manner which does not put others at unnecessary risk of injury, and a failure to comply with this obligation means that a driver who causes an accident may be held liable for any resulting damage and injuries.
Types of Car Accidents
There are a huge range of motor vehicles on the road, and the types of accidents and injuries that occur can vary greatly based on what type of vehicle is involved and what causes the accident. Unfortunately, a large number of people suffer extensive and lasting harm in accidents involving:
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Rollover Accidents
- Auto Defects
- Speeding Accidents
- Reckless Driving Accidents
- Road Defects
- Drunk Driving Accidents
Significant short-term medical expenses often accompany car accidents, not to mention the long-term rehabilitation that many victims must undergo, which can be both costly and time consuming. However, victims of these and other types of car accidents can often pursue financial compensation for the losses that they have suffered due to someone else’s wrongdoing.
Attorney Bill Pelhan is dedicated to providing effective and efficient representation to car accident victims and will work diligently to help every client make a strong case for fair compensation. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, be sure to fill out an accident checklist. By calling 717-392-6362, you can discuss your particular circumstances with an experienced attorney and find out what the Law Office of Bill Pelhan can do to help you pursue justice and compensation.