A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY & GENERAL PRACTICE LAW FIRM
Car accidents are no laughing matter. People can be injured in car accidents as pedestrians, bike riders, passengers, or drivers of other cars. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports 5,376 people were killed as pedestrians in traffic accidents in 2015. Additionally, nearly 129,000 pedestrians were injured in car crashes. Over 1,000 bicyclists also died in 2015, along with almost 467,000 injuries to bicyclists due to car accidents. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Highway Loss Data Institute reports car crashes took 35,092 lives in the United States in 2015.
The trauma of a car crash can be compounded when the other driver leaves the scene of the accident without providing proper information, such as their identity, contact information, insurance information, etc.
Getting Compensated when You are the Victim of a Hit and Run Accident
Types of Compensation
There are several different types of compensation one may be entitled to if they are injured in a car accident. These include:
- Repair or replacement value of your car or bicycle;
- Emergency room bills;
- Other medical bills;
- The cost of the ambulance;
- Physical therapy;
- Prescription medications;
- Transportation costs; and
- Lost wages.
When you are injured in an accident, the purpose of filing a suit is to attempt to return you to the position you were in before the accident. Consequently, the types of compensation you may be entitled to are specific to the facts and circumstances of your case. A personal injury attorney who has experience with car accidents is in the best position to discuss what compensation you may be entitled to. Of course, if the car accident caused a death, the family is entitled to compensation.
Car Accident Attorney Serving Bucks Montgomery County & Philadelphia
If you have been injured in a car accident, or you have lost a loved one in a car accident, let our experienced car accident lawyers take your case, while you focus on healing. Our consultations are always complimentary. We do not charge for our services unless we win your case.