What Are Tips To Avoiding Car Accidents As The Economy Re-Opens?

Will Philadelphia Car Accidents Increase as the Economy Re-Opens?

With the current events of a pandemic, many people face increased fears or concerns involving vehicle accidents, whether concerning personal cars or public transportation. While there may be less traffic on the roadways, leading to a record low number of accident fatalities or injuries, the economy of PA is beginning to reopen. However, despite the recently lowered risk of collisions, the Philadelphia car accident lawyers at the Dan Doyle Law Group would like to suggest a few tips for any Philadelphia drivers moving forward throughout the summer. 

Car Accidents in Philadelphia

From a recent news article, we can see that there was a car accident involving ten people in Southwest Philadelphia, which caused both multiple deaths and injuries. One of the vehicles, a grey Chevy Tahoe, was reported by authorities to have flipped numerous times before colliding with another vehicle, a black Hyundai. The Tahoe was also seen traveling at high speeds before the vehicle flipped, which caused all of the passengers to be ejected.

As a result, both the Tahoe driver and front passenger were found dead at the accident. However, five children were also ejected from the vehicle and were quickly transported to a hospital, with some of them having major or severe injuries. Three adults within the Hyundai were also taken to hospital, with stable conditions.

Car Accidents Can Lead to Severe Injuries

With the decrease of cars on the roadway, there is a greater possibility of car accidents occurring due to more negligent driving behavior. According to data provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, car accidents have had a significant impact on the citizens of the Commonwealth. From the latest report of data, there were:

  • 128,420 accidents
  • 1,190 accident fatalities
  • 78,219 accident injuries

In these accidents, those who do experience a Philadelphia car accident can sustain various injuries, such as the following:

  • Spinal cord injuries, with possible paralysis
  • Traumatic brain or open head injuries
  • Internal bleeding or organ damage
  • Dislocated or broken bones 
  • Severe lacerations or amputations

Many of these injuries could lead to a victim needing extended medical care and cause extensive medical costs, as well as rehabilitation costs, lost income, vehicle repair or modifications, and more. In some cases, the victims of an accident can experience immense emotional and physical pain and suffering due to the accident and their injuries. 

Find a Pennsylvania Car Accident Lawyer Today

Seek legal assistance today if the negligent actions of another driver in a car accident have resulted in injury for you or somebody you care about. With the Dan Doyle Law Group, our team will have the dedication and experience to fully investigate your case and work on your behalf in order to secure the compensation you are entitled to, including the following:

  • Crash-related medical costs
  • Lost wages or benefits
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the negligent driver

When you need a Philadelphia car accident lawyer, you can contact us by clicking here or by calling us at 215-987-3730 for a free consultation of your case.