Car accidents can happen to anyone. Unfortunately, there is no way to control the actions of other drivers on the road. Because of this, it is impossible to predict who will become involved in a car wreck. Many times, these crashes are caused by the actions of a negligent driver, and there are many ways in which a driver can act negligently. They can text while driving, drink alcohol before getting behind the wheel, or drive well above the speed limit. Regardless of the type of negligence involved, victims in these types of car accidents may suffer serious harm and should therefore be aware that they have legal rights.
Some people in Philadelphia may need to act on these rights. According to reports, two people in Philadelphia were recently injured in a car wreck. One was a woman, the other was a two-year-old child. Two others were also involved in the accident. Authorities say the four were crossing a street in Philadelphia when they were struck by a vehicle. The man who hit the pedestrians was a 77-year-old man who stayed at the scene of the accident. The woman and the two-year-old child remained in critical condition, and the investigation continues.
There are myriad injuries that can result from car accidents. These include spinal injuries, brain injuries, broken bones and serious lacerations, amongst others. These injuries may only take a short while to recover from, or they may prove to be life-altering, forever impacting a person's quality of life. Victims have rights in both scenarios and may need to act on them in order to recover the compensation they need to reach as full of a recovery as possible.
In order to protect their rights, victims often turn to attorneys who are skilled in car accident cases. An attorney may be able to help victims protect their legal rights and fight for the compensation they need and deserve to reclaim their health and their financial stability.
Source: NBC 10, "Woman, Child Still Critical After Being Struck by Van in West Philadelphia," David Chang, Morgan Zalot, Nov. 28, 2015