Philadelphia Auto Accident Lawyers
Serving Clients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
Even a minor car crash can change your life. At the Philadelphia car accident firm of Rodden, Rodden & Breslin, we understand how your injuries impact you, and your loved ones. This is why we help auto accident victims seek the justice and compensation they deserve.
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“Being involved in a lawsuit can be a long and very frustrating experience sometimes lasting years. Having to navigate complex legal issues, insurance companies, doctors, creditors and medical bills all while dealing with the effects of any physical injuries, can become an absolute nightmare if you don’t have the right team fighting for you. So if you’re searching for the pinnacle in legal representation, a lawyer you can trust and depend on and the maximum recovery for any injuries you may have received, then you need to contact Rodden Rodden & Breslin.” – Robert H.
Over 128,00 Car Crashes in Pennsylvania
We are all responsible for driving safely. Unfortunately, many people are careless on the road. In 2018, there were over 128,000 car crashes in Pennsylvania. Over 78,000 people were hurt and 1,190 people lost their lives. Most of those deadly accidents involved drugs or alcohol. Many auto accidents are caused by speed, improper turning, and distracted driving. For example, almost 14,200 accidents were because of distracted drivers.
Common Injuries Due to Auto Accidents
There are several injuries that are common when you are the victim of a car crash. These injuries often include the head, neck, and back.
Head injuries are some of the most serious injuries that a person can suffer. You have likely read about football players and how they suffer damage to their brains due to collisions on the field. The forces involved in a football game are nothing compared to those in a car accident.
A head injury may be caused when you hit your head, perhaps on the dashboard of your car, but a brain injury can also be caused even if you do not hit your head. When your head moves rapidly, your brain moves inside your skull. If your brain hits your skill, this can cause an injury. Brain injuries can be mild, moderate, or severe. The impact they can have on your life varies greatly. The injury may be minor, and you may recover quickly. Or the injury may be serious, making it impossible for you to work or enjoy your life.
If, during a car crash, you lose consciousness or hit your head, you should immediately see a doctor. It is important to get the correct treatment as quickly as possible to give yourself the greatest chance to heal.
Neck and Whiplash Injuries
The name whiplash comes from the way your body moves during a car accident. The body whips forward and backward, causing the neck to jerk violently. This jerking motion can cause a head injury, but it can also cause a painful neck injury. In most cases, if you suffer whiplash, it will be due to a read-end collision. Many people recover from neck injuries with proper treatment. However, some people have permanent damage and will suffer pain and other symptoms for a long time or even the rest of their lives. Whiplash symptoms sometimes take a day or more to appear.
Back injuries are common in even the mildest of car accidents. The sudden and intense force of being in a crash can cause chronic pain that has a serious impact on the victim’s life. In some cases, the injury will only involve soft tissue, and will not be obvious in medical tests. However, it is also possible to suffer damage to the spinal cord, necessitating surgery and long-term treatment. Like whiplash, back injuries may take a day or more to appear.
Protect Yourself with the Right Insurance
At Rodden Rodden & Breslin, we always suggest that our clients do everything they can to protect their rights. In Pennsylvania, you are provided with the option to choose Limited Tort. In New Jersey, it is called Verbal Threshold. While these choices lower your insurance cost, they also impact your right to sue.
We recommend the following to all drivers:
- In Pennsylvania, select the Full Tort option when purchasing auto insurance
- In New Jersey, choose No Threshold/No Limit
- Purchase UM (uninsured) and UIM (underinsured motorist) coverage
Unfortunately, there may be occasions where you are injured as a result of someone who has insufficient insurance (underinsured) or no insurance at all (uninsured). If you purchase the coverages we suggest, we will be better able to protect your rights in the case of a car accident in which you or a loved one is injured.
How We Can Help in your Car Accident Case
While some people think they should settle their accident cases on their own, it is important to understand that insurance companies are not in the business of paying out large settlements. From day one, the insurance adjustor will be looking for reasons to minimize or deny your claim. This is why it is important to have qualified attorneys on your side as soon as possible.
You Focus on Healing – We Focus on your Claim
When you are injured due to a car accident, you need to focus on recovering. Our experienced auto accidents lawyers are here to help you with your claim. This includes gathering your medical records, communicating with insurance adjustors, seeking a settlement, and when necessary, taking your case to trial.
Contact Rodden, Rodden & Breslin, Today
Your chances of receiving a fair settlement without the help of experienced personal injury attorneys is not great. Reach out to our experienced Pennsylvania and New Jersey car accident lawyers. Let us help you fight for the compensation you deserve.