Fighting for the Rights of Victims of Auto Accidents in Pennsylvania & New Jersey
The United States has more than 4 million miles of roads stretching across the nation for the estimated 250 million registered vehicles travelling on them every day. A car accident can occur anywhere, anytime and to anyone. Millions of people are seriously injured or killed each year in automobile accidents. The lives of the victims can be seriously impacted physically, emotionally and financially.
While some automobile collisions may be unavoidable, there are many that can be prevented if drivers are diligent when behind the wheels of their vehicles. Careless or negligent driving is all too often the cause of automobile crashes. Philadelphia car accident lawyers at Geoffrey B. Gompers & Associates handle personal injury lawsuits and wrongful death claims arising from automobile accidents throughout Pennsylvania & New Jersey.
Automobile Accidents: Leading Cause of Injuries and Deaths in the United States
Automobile crashes continue to be a leading cause of death and injury in the United States. Every 10 seconds, someone in the United States is involved in a car accident. National data for the United States from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the year 2011 reported 21,253 people were killed in passenger vehicle accidents with another 1,968,000 injured.
According to the Pennsylvania Departments of Transportation, Pennsylvania 2011 statistics showed that 1,286 people died and another 87,835 people were injured in the 125,395 reported crashes for that year. Passenger cars were involved in more traffic crashes than all types of vehicles combined. Out of all the counties throughout the state, Philadelphia County recorded the most traffic accident deaths in 2011.
Driver Negligence & Auto Accidents
Car accidents can be attributed to numerous causes but many occur because of a driver’s negligence: acting in an unsafe or careless manner when behind the wheel. Some examples of driver negligence include speeding, drunk driving, distracted driving such as texting or talking on a cell phone, ignoring traffic signals, aggressive driving, driver fatigue and driving under the influence of drugs. Driver negligence may not be the only cause of accidents. Some accidents are caused by poor road conditions and automobile defects. For example, malfunctioning brakes or tires may also be to blame for an auto accident.
Car accidents can lead to a wide variety of injuries ranging from mild to severe. Some collisions may only cause minor cuts, bruises or soreness. More serious car crashes often cause people to suffer devastating life-altering injuries, requiring ongoing medical care and treatment. Some of these types of injuries include whiplash, spinal cord injuries, neck injuries, broken bones, internal injuries, amputations, paralysis, traumatic brain injuries and even death. Some victims may be permanently disfigured, and some may never be able to work again. A team of knowledgeable, experienced Philadelphia car accident lawyers such as those at Geoffrey B. Gompers & Associates is essential to the recovery of compensation for the full extent of your injuries when you file a car accident lawsuit.
Protect your Rights: Hire a Qualified and Skilled Philadelphia Automobile Accident Lawyer
When you are injured or lose a love one in a car accident, your life can be devastated, physically, emotionally and financially. Hiring a knowledgeable and skilled Philadelphia automobile accident attorney to protect your rights is crucial. Certain situations can make an auto accident claim more complex and challenging. For example, a car accident involving an uninsured or underinsured motorist requires special considerations. Moreover, quite often dealing with insurance companies can be challenging when they try to deny a claim or attempt to offer a quick and unfair settlement. The experienced Philadelphia car accident lawyers at Geoffrey B. Gompers & Associates will protect your interests and fight to obtain the compensation you deserve.
For each case, our legal team will thoroughly investigate and examine all the pertinent details including police reports, road conditions, accident scene evidence, witness statements, medical records, and any other reports relevant to the case. We will determine who was responsible for the auto accident and your personal injuries. We will fight to hold them accountable by preparing and litigating a solid auto accident lawsuit on your behalf.
Contact the Philadelphia Auto Accident Attorneys at Geoffrey B. Gompers & Associates
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, it is essential for you to speak with an experienced automobile accident attorney who understands all the complexities involved accident cases. The car accident lawyers of Geoffrey B. Gompers & Associates in Philadelphia have the knowledge, experience and resources to seek justice and compensation for victims who are injured or killed by someone else’s negligence. Our compassionate legal team is dedicated to providing a high level of personal attention to our clients while aggressively pursuing the fair and full compensation for their medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages or income, property damage and any other losses sustained.
With offices conveniently located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Voorhees, New Jersey we handle car accident cases throughout both states. Call us today at 215-567-6600 or 856-663-2566 to schedule your free consultation to discuss your case with one of our qualified car accident lawyers or contact us online.