Hit-And-Run Incidents A Growing Problem In Philadelphia

Vehicle accidents are serious. Unfortunately, they occur with such regularity that we often forget just how much they can cost us. When it comes to crashes in Pennsylvania, there were more than 128,000 during the latest reporting year according to DOT statistics. Out of those, there were:

  • 80,612 people injured
  • 1,137 fatalities

Think about how many lives are affected each year due to these accidents. What we are learning now is that, particularly here in Philadelphia, hit-and-run incidents are becoming an epidemic.

At the Dan Doyle Law Group, we know that you will have many questions after an accident with injuries, especially if another person caused the crash. When you need a Philadelphia car accident attorney, call us today so we can secure the compensation you deserve.

What Is Going On?

Police say that they get around 40 calls a day for vehicular hit-and-run incidents. Between 2017 and 2018, they said there were nearly 29,000 such calls across the city. Out of those incidents, 24 people lost their lives. Those are overwhelming numbers that are keeping investigators from handling other cases.

Let’s put aside, for a moment, that this is frustrating for law enforcement. Think about the victims of hit-and-run incidents. They are often left with tremendous expenses because their insurance is not adequate enough or simply refuses to offer a settlement.

Even minor injuries from a crash can result in medical bills in the thousands of dollars. For more significant injuries, the medical costs can run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. What people often do not think about are other hidden costs associated with accidents. This can include:

  • A reliable income for a family if the victim is the main earner
  • Modifications to a home or vehicle for mobility purposes
  • Long-term psychological and emotional damages

Why do people flee a scene?

Often, we discover that a person left the scene of a crash because they were intoxicated at the time of the incident. We are also finding that more and more people were staring at their phone screens at the time of impact.

Police say that the consequences just are not harsh enough and that there is a good chance they will get away with it.

What You Can Do Now

We know that the last thing you expected when you set out for the day is that you would be involved in an accident. Even worse, if you were struck by a driver who fled the scene, you will run into even more problems when it comes to getting the compensation you deserve. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, you can count on our skilled and experienced team to help you get all the compensation you need. This includes:

  • Coverage for your medical expenses
  • Recovery of lost income and benefits
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Possible punitive damages

When you need a car accident attorney in Philadelphia, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 215-987-3730 for a free consultation.