Auto Accident Lawyers Serving Bucks County
The Brod Law Firm's expert Bucks County car accident attorneys litigate and settle many successful auto accident cases each year. The roads in Bucks County can be especially hazardous due to high volume from the vehicles on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Route 202 and on its rural back roads. We have successfully resolved many motor vehicle accident claims in Bucks County involving all types of motor vehicles, including delivery trucks, vans, tractor trailers, dump trucks, cement trucks, garbage trucks and tanker trucks transporting combustible materials and foods. Please click on any of the following links for more information about a particular type of case:
- Rear-end Collisions
- Head-on Collisions
- Tractor-Trailer Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Bus, Trolley & Train Accidents
- Pedestrian Hit by a Vehicle
- Accidents Caused by Drunk Drivers
Bucks County Rear End Accident Attorney
The Bucks County auto accident attorneys at The Brod Law Firm and victims of rear-end collisions know that these common accidents are no small event. Though rear-end collisions are the most common form of auto accident in America, they can cause a large amount of pain and suffering. The National Safety Council reports that there are 2.5 million rear-end collisions a year, resulting in injuries for many victims nationally and in Pennsylvania. We know injury law and can help you if you have been the victim of a rear-end collision.
A rear-end collision occurs when the front bumper of a car makes contact with the rear bumper of another car. Generally this occurs because the driver of the rear vehicle was distracted or reckless. The rising popularity of cellular telephones and the increasing number of young drivers on the road contribute to this collision problem. In Bucks County, car accident lawyers often hear reports that the driver of the rear vehicle did not even have his or her eyes on the road directly before the collision occurred.
Though rear-end collisions often happen at low speeds, this does not mean that passengers will only receive minor injuries. Insurance companies try to prove that low speeds do not result in serious injury, but the medical community is increasingly reporting that spinal injuries and serious neck injuries can result from low-speed collisions. All of the car accident attorneys at The Brod Law Firm have contacts with the medical community and are usually able to prove that injuries do result from even low-speed collisions. Since most rear bumpers on cars are designed to protect the body of the car and not the bodies of passengers, the impact from the collision can cause serious physical damage to passengers.
Victims are only entitled to compensation for injuries sustained in rear-end collisions in Pennsylvania if their car accident lawyer can prove that the defendant was negligent. Attorney Gary Brod and The Brod Law Firm have litigated many successful personal injury cases and can help you receive the compensation you need. Contact our Bucks County car accident injury attorneys today to get the compensation you need!
Injuries Commonly Sustained During Rear-End Collisions In Bucks County
The most common injury reported after rear-end collisions is whiplash - a hyperextension of the neck. Whiplash occurs when the body is propelled forward at the time of impact. Since the head is not touching any part of the seat, it is thrown back, causing damage to the muscles in the neck. This type of injury is called a "soft tissue injury" and many victims have suffered from this injury in Bucks County. Our car accident attorneys are ready to aggressively litigate these cases so that you can receive the compensation you need to heal!
At The Brod Law Firm, we are advocates for victims of automobile accidents in Bucks County. Auto accident attorneys at our firm work tirelessly with the medical and legal community to increase awareness about the long-term effects of soft-tissue injuries. We know that whiplash victims can continue to experience symptoms even well after the accident has occurred. A study by the Clinical Neuroscience Department at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden found that victims of whiplash often report continued symptoms up to seven years after the original injury!
Though all passengers who are involved in rear-end collisions can experience whiplash symptoms, women are more likely to sustain serious whiplash injuries. A likely explanation for this trend is that women have smaller muscles in their necks. By retaining a Pennsylvania car accident lawyer from The Brod Law Firm, you will take the first step to finding the compensation you need to combat whiplash injuries.
Our Bucks County car accident lawyers are well aware that the pain and suffering caused by automobile accidents do not end directly after the accident. That's why we continue to support our clients even after the case is over.
Bucks County Head On Accident Lawyer
Head-on collisions are often the most serious types of collisions. Because impact is often made at higher speeds than rear-end collisions, head-on collisions often cause large amounts of property damage and physical injury. Depending on the size and weight of the vehicles involved in the collision, our Bucks County car accident attorneys see a range in the injuries and property damage our clients suffer. Property damages can range from minor to total and injuries can be slight to severe. Unfortunately, many fatalities are the sad result of head-on collisions.
The head-on collision occurs when the front bumper of one car makes contact with the front bumper of another car or with a stationary object like a tree or pole. Often, this happens when distracted drivers drift into the wrong lane on a two-way highway, fall asleep at the wheel or drive the wrong way down a one-way street. These distracted drivers often dispute liability, so in Pennsylvania, retaining a car accident lawyer is often necessary to assist in proving liability.
Most cars are designed to crumple when they are hit from the front, and this can help to absorb some of the impact. When two vehicles collide front-end to front-end, both vehicles can absorb some of the shock, somewhat protecting the passengers inside. When a vehicle collides with a stationary object, however, the object does not crush down, so the vehicle absorbs all of the impact. As a result, accidents involving a vehicle and a stationary object cause the most fatalities.
Victims of head-on collisions can seek damages against the other driver only when the plaintiff can prove that the defendant was negligent. This means that, under law in Bucks County, car accident attorneys and their clients assume the responsibility of proving negligence on the part of the defendant.
At The Brod Law Firm, car accident lawyers successfully litigate and settle these automobile head-on collision cases each year resulting in sizable awards for our clients who are seriously injured. Contact a Pennsylvania car accident lawyer today to get the compensation you need!
Injuries Commonly Sustained During Head-on Collisions In Bucks County
Though passengers involved in head-on collisions can walk away with minor injuries, their injuries are often severe, even fatal. The injuries passengers receive range in type and severity depending on the size and make of the vehicle and the speed at which the vehicle(s) was traveling. When assessing the compensation you may be liable for, your Pennsylvania car accident lawyer will take all of these factors into consideration.
Our clients have suffered a wide range of injuries as a result of head-on collisions in Bucks County. Car accident lawyers at our firm report that the most common moderate injuries received from head-on collisions are head and neck injuries. These are often accompanied by back injuries, broken bones, cuts and bruises and other soft-tissue injuries. Severe injuries can include brain damage, spinal fractures and internal injuries. Head-on collisions can also result in fatalities.
Bucks County Truck Accident Lawyer
Collisions with freight trucks and tractor-trailers cause a large number of traffic fatalities in America and in Bucks County. Auto accident attorneys at The Brod Law Firm are committed to ensuring that our clients receive maximum compensation in these cases. Because drivers of these trucks are under pressure to reach their destination, they often drive when exhausted. This fatigue, coupled with the size and mass of the vehicles, accounts for the large number of serious injuries and fatalities tractor-trailers cause.
Although recent legislation has attempted to prevent overly exhausted drivers from getting behind the wheel of tractor-trailers, injuries and fatalities continue to occur nationally and locally in Lehigh County. Car accident lawyers at The Brod Law Firm are retained in many cases involving tractor-trailers each year. Because of the size of tractor-trailers, truck drivers often receive minor injuries compared to the major injuries and fatalities of passengers in smaller vehicles, and our Bucks County car accident attorneys want to ensure that the victims of these accidents are fully compensated for these injuries.
At The Brod Law Firm In Bucks County,truck accident lawyers successfully litigate and settle these automobile head-on collision cases each year resulting in sizable awards for our clients who suffer serious injuries. Contact the Brod Law Firm today to speak to an expert Pennsylvania truck accident attorney.
Injuries Commonly Sustained During Tractor-Trailer Collisions
At The Brod Law Firm Serving Bucks County, our car accident lawyers are aware of the severe dangers surrounding tractor-trailer accidents. The injuries passengers receive range in type and severity depending on where the vehicles hit, the speed at which the vehicles were traveling and the size and make of the vehicles involved.
Passengers who are involved in tractor-trailer collisions can receive moderate injuries, but often injuries are rather severe. Bucks County car accident attorneys at our firm report that the most common moderate injuries include head and neck injuries, back injuries, broken bones, cuts and bruises and other soft-tissue injuries. Severe injuries can include brain damage, spinal fractures and internal injuries. Unfortunately, fatalities can also occur during tractor-trailer collisions. Gary Brod is an experienced Bucks County truck accident lawyer and founder of The Brod Law Firm. He understands the severe consequences that result from accidents involving trucks on the road and highways. He has handled over 193 cases involving trucks and tractor trailers.
Bucks County Wrongful Death Lawyer
The law states that survivors of family members who are killed because of another's negligence are entitled to monetary compensation. Damages are often received by The Brod Law Firm Lehigh County car accident lawyers from defendants for survivors of victims of wrongful death. Attorney Brod has successfully handled over 30 cases for families involving the wrongful death of a loved one.
In most cases, the immediate family members of the deceased individual must file a wrongful death claim. Under law in Bucks County, car accident attorneys and their clients must prove to the Court that the individual died wrongfully because of the defendant's disregard or neglect. If this can be proven in Court, then the plaintiff will receive damages.
At The Brod Law Firm, car accident lawyers successfully litigate and settle these wrongful death cases each year resulting in sizable awards for our clients. Contact an expert car accident Pennsylvania injury layer today to get the compensation you need!
Bucks County Bus Accident Lawyer
The liability for bus, trolley and train accidents can fall to different organizations depending on the state. In Pennsylvania, only a bus is treated as a motor vehicle and falls under the same legislation as vehicle accidents. Trolleys and trains, on the other hand, are not treated as motor vehicles and fall under different laws and guidelines. Bucks County car accident lawyer, Gary Brod has extensive experience handling Amtrak train crashes involving passengers and employees. Attorney Gary Brod has extensive experience in successfully resolving through settlement, trial and arbitration over 330 individual cases involving bus, train and trolley accidents as well as 112 cases involving interstate and tour bus company crashes in Pennsylvania and out of state. We have personally represented bus operators in various accidents in both Philadelphia and outlying suburbs.
When a passenger is involved in a trolley accident, his or her automobile accident insurance is not consulted because a trolley is not considered a motor vehicle. This means that the passenger must pay for treatment of injuries directly with his or her medical insurance. These costs can be high out-of-pocket for victims, which is why The Brod Law Firm serving Bucks County employs auto accident attorneys that work hard to receive damages from the corporation, city or municipality that runs the trolley.
Train accidents often involve different processes and courts. Because train companies often operate in many states and trains run nationally, Federal law usually applies in cases of train accidents. This means that the case will be tried in a Federal Court and be monitored by several Federal organizations.
At The Brod Law Firm serving Bucks County,bus accident lawyers successfully litigate and settle these cases each year resulting in sizable awards for our clients who suffer serious injuries. Contact an expert Pennsylvania car accident lawyer today to get the compensation you need!
Bucks County Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Thousands of fatalities and even more cases of severe injuries are reported each year as a result of pedestrian accidents. At The Brod Law Firm, our Bucks County car accident lawyers are often retained to help receive compensation from neglectful drivers for pedestrian victims. Gary Brod has successfully represented more than 475 cases involving pedestrians struck by various motor vehicles including automobiles, construction vehicles, buses, taxis, trolleys and tractor trailers.
Since it is the duty of the driver and the pedestrian to obey all traffic laws, the plaintiff and his or her personal injury attorneys must prove in court that the defendant was negligent. In most cases, the driver of the car will be the defendant, since the pedestrian is most likely to suffer serious injuries.
At The Brod Law Firm, car accident lawyers successfully litigate and settle these cases each year resulting in sizable awards for our clients who suffer serious injuries. Contact The Brod Law Offices personal injury attorneys today to speak to one of our expert Bucks County pedestrian accident lawyers.
Bucks County Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol severely impairs one's ability to drive a car. Even so, millions of Americans are injured each year as a result of collisions with drunk drivers. At The Brod Law Firm, our car accident lawyers aggressively fight for your rights to compensation. Under the law, victims or their survivors of these types of collisions are entitled to compensation for injuries or death.
Victims who are injured because a defendant was driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol are entitled to monetary compensation. In most cases, the investigating officers at the scene of the crime will note that the defendant was under the influence, and this will be indisputable in Court.
Additionally, the law states that survivors of family members who are killed in an auto accident with a drunk driver may seek damages. If it is proven by your personal injury lawyer in court that the driver was negligent and under the influence of drugs or alcohol, damages will be awarded to surviving family members as a wrongful death award.
At The Brod Law Firm, lawyers for victims of drunk driving accidents successfully litigate and settle these cases each year resulting in sizable awards for our clients who are seriously injured.
Communities We Serve in Bucks County
Bedminster, Bensalem, Blooming, Glen, Bristol, Buckingham, Carversville, Chalfont, Churchville, Croydon, Danboro, Doylestown, Dublin, Durham, Erwinna, Fairless Hills, Falls Township, Feasterville, Ferndale, Forest Grove, Fountainville, Furlong, Gardenville, George School, Hilltown, Holicong, Holland, Ivyland, Jamison, Kintnersville, Lahaska, Langhorne, Levittown, Line Lexington, Lower Makefield Township, Lumberville, Mechanicsville, Milford Square, Morrisville, New Britain, New Hope, Newtown, Newtown Township, Northampton Township, Oakford, Ottsville, Penndel, Penns Park, Perkasie, Pineville, Pipersville, Plumsteadville, Point Pleasant, Quakertown, Revere, Richboro, Richlandtown, Riegelsville, Rushland, Sellersville, Silverdale, Solebury, Southampton, Spinnerstown, Springtown, Trevose, Trumbauersville, Tullytown, Upper Black Eddy, Warminster, Warrington, Warwick Township, Washington Crossing, West Bristol, Wycombe, Yardley, Zionhill
What to Do if You Have Been Injured in an Accident In Bucks County
Our Bucks County car accident attorneys recommend that you take several important steps after an automobile accident. First, insist upon receiving immediate medical attention. Even if you do not feel injured at the moment, it is possible that you will develop injuries later. If you feel any pain at all, no matter how insignificant it seems at the time, insist that the medical provider include that in his or her report. Also, request that the driver of the other vehicle receive a medical exam, as well. Under no circumstances should you sign any documents that say you are not injured. Do not give interviews that could potentially be used against you in the future.
If possible, you will also need to contact the appropriate authorities so that you can give your account of the accident. You will want as much documentation as possible in the event that you find yourself in litigation.
Finally, contact The Brod Law Firm to consult with one of an expert Pennsylvania car accident lawyer regarding the collision. Remember, time is of the essence and it is possible that your attorney can gain valuable information soon after the collision that he or she might not be able to gather later.
At The Brod Law Firm from its locations in central Pennsylvania, Reading, Bala Cynwyd and Philadelphia our car accident lawyers successfully obtain settlements or trial verdicts for clients. Contact one of our expert personal injury lawyers today.
Don't settle for less than you deserve. Insurance companies have trial lawyers. Shouldn't you have an experienced personal injury trial lawyer on your side? Call Gary Brod anytime at 888-435-7946 (888-HELPWIN) for a free no obligation consultation and explanation of your legal rights or contact us online.