A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistic notes that every ten seconds someone in the U.S. is involved in a car accident. In fact, most personal injury lawsuits in the U.S. are filed by those injured in car accidents.
Pennsylvania residents and drivers may already realize that they are not immune to car accidents, and at some point, most individuals have likely been in some kind of car crash. In fact, an accident recently occurred on Route 11 in Susquehanna County, which killed a 73-year-old man.
The accident is still under investigation, but preliminary reports indicate that the car accident involved a sedan, a truck and a commercial vehicle. The 73-year-old victim was driving the sedan at the time of the accident and was wearing a seatbelt. According to authorities, the other two drivers did not sustain any injuries. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
When it comes to car accidents, any Philadelphia car accident attorney will advise a victim of such an accident that they may have a cause of action against the other driver involved in the accident if the other driver was negligent. Factors that determine negligence include things such as distracted driving, speed, disregarding traffic signs or signals, driving under the influence and more.
For anyone involved in a car accident, it is essential to examine the cars involved in the accident for damage, take names of potential eye-witnesses and make note of nearby buildings and structures that may have captured the accident on video. Furthermore, once this is completed, it may be helpful to look at police reports and medical records, if any exist.
Source: WICZ, “Hallstead Man Killed in PA Car Crash,” February 3, 2014