Car Accidents

Philadelphia Car Accident Attorneys

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is located in Philadelphia County and is surrounded by Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties. It is the county seat and home to more than 1,000.000 people. Interstate 95, I-76 and other major arteries run directly through Philadelphia and they are heavily traveled 365 days per year. Business people, sports fans, students, tourists, visitors and delivery drivers travel in and out of Philadelphia on a daily basis. With the Philadelphia area being so transient there is an ever present risk of being injured in an auto accident. According to Pennsylvania personal injury law if you are the victim of an auto accident you may be entitled to benefits and financial compensation. Having an experienced car accident attorney on your side is a wise move as they can help you through this very trying time.

Accidents In Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Practically every type of motor vehicle accident can happen in Philadelphia County because the area is so diverse. There are major interstates, city and surface streets and rural country roads in Philadelphia County. In addition, Philadelphia is also considered the mid-Atlantic and is susceptible to the elements i.e. snow, rain and freezing rain depending on the time of year. By virtue of this, common accidents in the Philadelphia area are:

  • Rear end collisions
  • Head-on collisions
  • Lane change accidents
  • Intersection accidents
  • Side impact or T-Bone accidents
  • Trucking accidents
  • Rural road accidents
  • All terrain vehicle accidents
  • Accidents due to inclement weather

Regardless of the type of accident you are involved in, a skilled and experienced Philadelphia car accident attorney can make a bad situation better as you can rest assured that your rights are protected.

Common Auto Accident Injuries

The type of injuries you sustain in an automobile accident are directly related to factors such as the angle of impact, speed at which accident occurred, safety measures that were in place and whether or not you were intoxicated at the time of the accident. Whiplash is the most common injury suffered in car accidents, particularly rear end collisions. Other injuries can be minor such as cuts and bruises and serious accidents can result in broken bones, brain injuries, joint and connective tissue injuries, paralysis and wrongful death.

What Is Your Car Accident Claim Worth?

No two car accident cases are identical. Even if they accident and circumstances surrounding the accident were very similar they can result in vastly different claim and compensation amounts. It is not uncommon for you to be contacted by the liable parties insurance company soon after the accident. They may very well offer you a quick lump sim settlement that will nullify your ability to seek legal recourse down the road. It does not help you in any way to accept their offer as their offer greatly benefits them and not you. It takes a very in depth analysis to determine the full current, and future, value of your claim. An experienced Philadelphia Car Accident Attorney Lawyer will know to factor in all relevant components such as:

  • Current lost income
  • Future lost income
  • Current medical expenses
  • Future medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering (if applicable)

Retaining a personal injury lawyer to negotiate on your behalf makes all the sense in the world. They will deal directly with the liable parties insurance company and work relentlessly to get you the benefits and compensation you deserve.

How Do Personal Injury Lawsuits End?

Most car accident claims culminate via settlement. This means that your attorney establishes who is liable as well as what benefits and compensation amounts you deserve. If a fair and just settlement cannot be obtained your attorney should be willing to take your case to trial in an effort to trial, also known as the litigation phase, if necessary. The Philadelphia Auto Accident Attorneys at The Law Office of Erik B. Jensen P.C. are very skilled negotiators and have a very long track record of obtaining very beneficial settlements for their clients. In addition, they is also known as fierce litigators and has a wealth of trial experience over his long and distinguished legal career.

How Do I Know Who Is Responsible For My Injuries?

As your legal counsel Mr. Jensen’s top priority is to establish liability in your case. Many times there can be more than one at fault party. The circumstances surrounding your accident will determine who the liable parties are. Mr. Jensen and his staff will establish liability by fully analyzing your case. If needed, he will re-create the accident scene, perform a thorough investigation and talk with eye witnesses. This is all done in an effort to determine all liable parties and make them accountable from a legal standpoint. He will do whatever is needed to get you the full amount of compensation you rightfully deserve for your injuries, pain and suffering.

Contact A Philadelphia Car Accident Attorney

If you have been the victim of a car, motorcycle or truck accident in Philadelphia please call The Law Office of Erik B. Jensen today. They offer free consultations to those who have been injured due to the negligence of another in Pennsylvania.