Lancaster has a huge number of pedestrians and the statistics show the serious danger they are put in. In 2010 alone, Lancaster had 12 pedestrian accidents with the rest of the state averaging two. Injuries sustained in auto accidents are unquestionably serious, but the accidents sustained by pedestrians can be catastrophic or even fatal.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury due to someone’s driving negligence in or near Lancaster, get in touch with our team as soon as possible.
Our team of attorneys represents pedestrians, passengers and injured drivers in and around South Central Pennsylvania, Lancaster County and Susquehanna Valley. Get in touch to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss pedestrian and car accidents at 215-929-7216 or email the firm.
Types of Lancaster vehicle accident cases that we handle
Having worked on some of the most complex car accidents and pedestrian accidents in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, we will do everything possible to maximize your compensation if you have been injured in an auto accident in or near Lancaster. In addition to pedestrian and car accidents, we are prepared to work on:
- Trucking accidents
- Commercial vehicle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Train accidents
Regardless of your unique circumstances, we will work directly with you and meticulously build your case for trial – if the insurance company will not settle for what you deserve, we are ready to go to court.
Most common vehicle accident injuries in Lancaster
According to data available from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, we can see that there were more than 125,000 total vehicle collisions reported across the Commonwealth during the latest year. Out of these incidents, we know that there were:
- 1,059 fatalities
- 4,680 suspected serious injuries
- 35,539 suspected minor injuries
- 15,188 possible injuries
While it may be true that most vehicle accident injuries are relatively minor, that is not always the case. The attorneys at Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. regularly help car accident injury victims in Lancaster have sustained the following:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or puncture wounds
- Deep bruising and contusions
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Other severe back and neck injuries
We do you want to point out that even seemingly minor vehicle accident injuries can result in major medical expenses. In fact, the true severity of some vehicle accident injuries may not become known until the days and weeks that follow the incident.
Deadline to file a Lancaster car accident claim
All vehicle accident victims in Lancaster need to be aware that they have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit in these cases. The Pennsylvania personal injury statute of limitations is two years from the date an injury occurs. This means that crash victims have a two-year window with which to file a lawsuit against the alleged negligent driver in their case. Failing to file a lawsuit within this timeframe will result in the victim being unable to recover the compensation they deserve.
How much compensation is available for these claims?
There is no set amount of compensation available for victims of vehicle accidents in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Rather, the compensation awarded to a victim will vary depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding each particular case. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., our attorneys are regularly able to help clients recover both economic and non-economic damages following a crash. This can include the following:
- Complete coverage of medical bills
- Lost income if a victim cannot work
- General household out-of-pocket expenses
- Property damage expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of quality of life damages
An example of our success:
$650,000 settlement for an auto accident victim involved in an intersectional collision where the victim entered the intersection without the right of way. Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., was successful against the municipality, proving a history of sun glare-related problems at this intersection, and that sun glare prevented proper traffic control vision.
Contact a Lancaster car accident attorney today
To get in touch and schedule a free consultation to discuss auto accidents with one of our Lancaster hit-and-run accidents lawyers, please call 215-929-7216 or email Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. Phones are answered 24 hours a day.