Experienced Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyers
For being such an integral part of how we live in the United States, driving a car is shockingly dangerous. The weight of many cars – some coming in at several thousand pounds – combined with the speed we drive them, make them easily capable of inflicting serious injuries if anything should go wrong. And things do go wrong. Car accidents happen constantly, from your simple fender-bender in a parking lot to a high-speed collision on Interstate 95. There are a number of dangerous intersections in Philadelphia.
Many of these crashes result in people getting hurt or, worse, killed. Even the best safety mechanisms and precautions cannot prevent all of the dangers that come with a serious car accident.
Why Hire A Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyer In An Auto Accident Case?
- Help With Getting Your Bills Paid.
- We Don't Get Paid Unless We Win
- Handling All Insurance Paperwork
- Protecting Your Legal Rights Now and In The Future
- Helping You In Dealing With Your Doctors
- Five Star***** Client Reviews
- Answering All Your Questions About Your Legal Rights
- Answering All Your Questions About Auto Insurance
- Answering All Questions About Your Medical Care
- No Payment Is Required To Immediately Hire The Firm
- Giving You Needed Peace Of Mind
- Getting You A Settlement That Is Enough To Compensate You
This is why the attorneys at the top rated Brod Law Firm represent people who have been hurt in car accidents both in and around the Philadelphia area. By fighting for your rights and interests in and out of court, we can ensure you make a full recovery. One thing you can be sure of that by hiring the accident attorneys at the Brod Law Firm we will be acting as quickly and aggressively as reasonably possible to get you a top settlement result for all your injuries and pain and suffering. We are injury accident lawyers and achieving the best result possible for our injured clients has been our sole focus for over 30 years in Philadelphia. See what our clients say about us and in case you are wondering see who we have represented in the past.
CAUTION-IMPORTANT- If you're involved in an AUTO accident don't say anything to any insurance company just yet. If you are contacted be polite, business like and firm in your tone and let them know you are hurt but not in condition to discuss anything with them and can't agree with anything now. Get their name, telephone number and claims information, thank them and contact your auto accident lawyer. See three biggest mistakes.
Why Choose Philadelphia Car Accident Attorney Gary Brod?
- Highest Ratings In Personal Injury for Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyer Gary Brod
- Best Law Firms In America Member 2016
- Proven Experience
- Insider knowledge of Insurance Company Policies and Operations
- Prompt, Personal Attention
- No Recovery/ No Fee Ever
- You Get a Dedicated Lawyer Who Is Working Continuously On Your Case Until Its Successful Conclusion.
Recent Settlement: $939,492.00. 39 year old postal worker, father of two young children rearended by construction vehicle while delivering mail. No prior history of injuries. Herniated disc in neck and back and knee fracture. He required two back surgeries and was out of work for over 1 year.
Car Accidents: A Serious Problem
Every year, according to the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT), car accidents claim the lives of more than 37,000 people in the United States, alone. Additionally, 2.35 million others are hurt in car crashes in the States, with many of those injuries being serious and life-changing. All told, car accidents in the United States cost an estimated $230.6 billion every year, or an average of $820 per person.
Almost half of passenger vehicle occupants killed were not wearing seat belts according to the NHTSA. Research shows almost one in three fatalities involved drunk drivers or speeding. One in 10 fatalities involved distraction. Click here for a 2015 Lives Saved Research Note. Click here for a 2015 Overview.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that, on average, each emergency room visit that comes from a car accident – the CDC says there are approximately 2.5 million of them – costs $3,300. If these visits turn into a hospital stay, it can cost more in the range of $57,000.
And these are just the costs faced by those who survive. ASIRT says that, across the globe, car accidents have become the leading cause of death among people between the ages of 15 and 29, and the second leading cause of death worldwide among people between the ages of 5 and 14.
Answer: Because we make it our top priority to know our cases well we can deal from strength, not weakness. We prepare each case from the beginning as if it would have to be tried in a Philadelphia courtroom. Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer Gary Brod begins meticulous and painstaking preparation of his cases for trial from the first day he meets his clients. He fully prepares the case to go to trial, hires the most qualified experts, does in-depth and detailed investigation and researches every point of law about the case. The defendant and the defendant's insurance company know of our years of experience and successful track record and will see how well prepared we are. This approach has rewarded our injured clients with substantial awards and settlements. Because of our extensive experience, we are knowledgeable about numerous strategies available to help you obtain a maximum financial recovery after a car accident. As we are well-known and respected by our peers in the legal community, we are often able to quickly resolve your claim in ways that meet or exceed your expectations. Approximately 90% our Philadelphia motor vehicle cases reach satisfactory settlements.
We have convenient in home and hospital visits at no charge!
Common Injuries in Philadelphia Car Accidents
There are numerous variables that can impact whether you get hurt in a car accident, as well as what your injuries are and how severe they turn out to be. Speed is just one of these factors, with high-speed crashes leading to much more severe injuries than low-speed collisions. However, other factors like whether you were using a seat belt, whether the airbags deployed, which direction the accident came from, and even where you were looking can have a huge impact on your well-being after the crash.
- Bumps and bruises are likely the least severe but the most common type of injury suffered in a car accident. However, these black and blue marks can hide more serious issues, like slight fractures that can require medical attention.
- Broken bones are another common type of injury suffered in car accidents. Just like with car accident injuries in general, broken bones come in a variety of shapes and severities, with some requiring extensive surgeries to correct.
- Scrapes and cuts can also range from small to extreme. High-speed collisions that snap metal and break glass frequently lead to terrible cuts and lacerations that require immediate medical attention and can result in significant disfigurements.
- Head injuries are one of the most severe types of injuries you can suffer in a car accident. Even small head impacts can have significant consequences. Concussions happen whenever your brain hits the inside wall of your skull. This can happen with a surprisingly small jolt.
- Whiplash is also a typical car accident injury. It is one that is often overlooked, yet can be debilitating over a long period of time. The areas that are especially susceptible to whiplash – your neck and spine – are body parts crucial for daily movement, making whiplash a particularly debilitating injury.
All of these injuries have the potential to severely impact your life and your well-being for years after the accident. Many of them can require numerous medical procedures to correct, which can result in the accumulation of an alarming number of medical and hospital bills. Getting adequate compensation from the ones responsible for your injuries can make a huge difference in your financial well-being after a crash.
Common Question: After a car accident: What steps do I take to get my medical bills paid?
ANSWER: No matter who is at fault, you must go through your own company to pay your medical expenses If you do not own a car and have no auto insurance you would be covered by the car or whatever vehicle you are riding in at the time of the accident. For further information on accident victims rights see FAQS
What to Do After a Car Accident
If you get involved in a car accident, your initial response can alter how things go in the long run.
The first thing to do after a car accident is to make sure you are okay. If you suffered a significant injury, there is not much else that you can do – you need to wait for emergency personnel to arrive and take you to a hospital where you can receive immediate medical treatment.
If you made it through the crash unscathed or with only minor injuries that do not require immediate care, you can help yourself in the future by recording important information about the crash. This includes:
- The exact time and location of the crash,
- The name, address, phone number, and insurance company of the other people involved in the crash,
- The name, address, and phone number of anyone who saw the accident firsthand.
Additionally, if you have a smartphone or a camera on hand, taking pictures of the accident and the surrounding scene can make a huge difference. See our vehicle accident FAQ section for further information.
You should contact us as soon as possible after the accident so we can tell you about your rights and possibly start investigating the accident but we don't normally race to the courthouse to file a lawsuit. We let some time pass so we can get the facts of the accident and understand its full impact on you (the harm it's done to you physically, emotionally and financially) before negotiating with an insurance company, let alone filing a lawsuit. A quick settlement could cost you far more than you gain.
Car Accident Attorneys at The Brod Law Office
Car accidents are unfortunately, a regular part of driving a vehicle on the roadways of America. Even if you are abiding by all of the rules of the road and being a safe driver, other people can be driving while distracted, under the influence, or erratically. This can lead to you getting involved in a car accident, through no fault of your own. Top rated Philadelphia car accident injury attorney Gary Brod and The Brod Law Firm have litigated many successful personal injury cases and can help you receive the compensation to which you are entitled.
The Brod Law Firm's experienced auto accident injury lawyers welcome you to contact our offices at any time. It will not cost a penny to speak to Philadelphia Injury Lawyer Gary Brod who will personally handle your case, nor will it cost you anything up front to retain his services as he carries all costs. In your no obligation consultation your case will be discussed and the facts will be reviewed and evaluated on the spot by attorney Gary Brod with an opinion of what we can do for you and your case. We handle all auto accident injury cases throughout the state of Pennsylvania.
Established car accident injury expert Gary Brod Philadelphia attorney has extensive experience handling the most serious injury cases including traumatic brain injury, loss of limbs, paralysis and serious neck and back injuries. He knows the law and understands the medicine behind his client's injuries.
When this is the case, you deserve compensation for the injuries you had the misfortune to suffer. Getting the car accident attorneys from The Brod Law Office in your corner as soon as possible can ensure that you get what you need to make a full recovery from the people who were ultimately responsible.
Contact us online or call our law office at 1-888-435-7946 (888-HELPWIN). Even if you are not sure you have a case call us. There is never a charge for receiving personal legal advice from Gary Brod, a personal injury accident attorney for over 30 years handling Philadelphia auto accident cases exclusively for injured victims. Even if you are not sure if you have a case please call us for straightforward no-nonsense answers to your legal questions. We do not charge you for legal advice. We serve all of the state of Pennsylvania
The Brod Law Firm Serves The Following Philadelphia Areas
19101, Center City 19102, 19103, 19104, 19105, 19106, 19107, 19108, 19109, 19110, 19111, 19112, 19114, 19115, 19116, Chestnut Hill 19118, Mt. Airy 19119, Olney 19120, 19121, 19122, 19123, Frankford 19124, 19125, West Oak Lane 19126, Manayunk 19127, Roxborough 19128, 19129, 19130, West Philadelphia 19131, 19132, 19133, 19134, 19135, 19136, 19137, West Oak Lane 19138, 19139, 19140, East Oak Lane 19141, 19142, 19143, Germantown 19144, 19145, 19146, 19147, 19148, 19149, Cedarbrook 19150, Overbrook 19151, 19152, 19153, 19154, 19155, 19160, 19161, 19162, 19170, 19171, 19172, 19173, 19175, 19177, 19178, 19179, 19181, 19182, 19183, 19184, 19185, 19187, 19188, 19190 19191, 19192, 19193, 19196, 19197, 19019, 19092, 19093, 19099, 19244, 19255 We see many Philadelphia auto accident cases from the far Northeast, Frankford, Center City, Southwest Philadelphia, North Philadelphia, Mt. Airy, Cedarbrook, East Oak Lane, West Oak Lane, Chestnut Hill and South Philadelphia.