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Auto Accidents Lawyers in Philadelphia, PA

Motor vehicle accidents are the most common type of personal injury case. If another driver’s neglect or recklessness has resulted in an injury or wrongful death, call the expert personal injury attorneys at Solomon, Sherman & Gabay. We have extensive legal skills and experience handling all types of motor vehicle cases including those involving drunk driving, distracted driving, and driving at excessive speeds.

If you have been wronged, you are entitled to recovery of losses for your damaged property, medical expenses, and lost wages. Let us recover the compensation you deserve from insurance companies and reckless drivers.

We handle all types of motor vehicle accidents

At Solomon, Sherman & Gabay, our motor vehicle accident lawyers handle every type of collision that could occur on the roadways in and around Philadelphia. This includes traditional vehicle versus vehicle accidents as well as the following:

We handle the whole case for you

Our team wants to make sure you are properly cared for throughout your entire case. Before you submit an insurance claim until you receive your compensation, we are here to help. This includes:

  • Filing your insurance claim
  • Handling communication with insurance carriers
  • Gathering evidence
  • Properly calculating your total costs
  • Preparing the case for trial if necessary
  • Getting your medical bills paid
  • Making doctor recommendations as necessary

We also want you to know that no case is too small for the attorneys at Solomon, Sherman & Gabay. We want you to call our Philadelphia auto accident lawyers for a consultation on your case today.

Vehicle accident statistics for this area

When we turn to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, we can see that there were more than 125,000 total vehicle collisions during the latest reporting year across the Commonwealth. Out of these incidents, there were:

  • 4,680 suspected serious injuries
  • 35,539 suspected minor injuries
  • 15,188 possible injuries
  • 1,059 fatalities

Accidents in the Philadelphia area happen in a variety of ways, but often due to the careless or negligent the actions of one or more drivers. Is not uncommon for the Philadelphia auto accident attorneys at Solomon, Sherman & Gabay to help clients who have been injured due to:

  • Drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs
  • Drivers distracted by phones or other devices
  • Drivers who failed to follow traffic laws

Most common vehicle accident injuries in Philadelphia

Drivers and passengers involved in accidents caused by the careless or negligent actions of others often sustain severe injuries. At Solomon, Sherman & Gabay, our attorneys regularly help clients who have sustained the following:

  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations or puncture wounds
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Concussions
  • Spinal cord trauma with paralysis
  • Other severe neck or back injury
  • Internal organ damage or internal bleeding
  • Amputations or crush injuries
  • Scarring
  • Back, neck, shoulder, strains & sprains
  • Knees, wrists, hands & ankles
  • Head injuries

Our lawyers also assist clients who have sustained significant emotional and psychological trauma due to the accident and their subsequent injuries.

How much compensation is available for a Philadelphia auto accident claim?

If you or somebody you love has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of another driver, there may be various types of compensation available for your claim. This could include:

  • Full compensation for your medical expenses
  • Lost wages if you cannot work while recovering
  • Future loss of earnings
  • Any household out-of-pocket expenses you incur
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Emotional distress & post-traumatic stress
  • Property damage expenses
  • Possible punitive damages against a grossly negligent party

The total amount of compensation available for your claim will vary depending on factors related to your particular auto collision. This can include the severity of the injuries and property damage, the level of pain and suffering you endure, and whether or not you share any blame for the accident.

How long do victims have to file a Philadelphia car accident lawsuit?

Car accident victims in Philadelphia need to be aware that there is a time limit in place to file a lawsuit against negligent drivers. The Pennsylvania statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years from the date the accident occurs. If a car accident victim fails to file a lawsuit within this two-year timeframe, they will lose the ability to recover any compensation for their claim.

Please understand that this statute of limitations does not apply to insurance claims. In general, insurance carriers in Philadelphia are going to require victims to report the accident as soon as possible. This is usually within a day or two. A failure to report a car accident to the insurance carrier in a timely manner will likely result in a delay or denial of an insurance claim.

Personal Vehicle Accidents

If you’ve been in a wreck for which the other driver was at fault, you deserve full compensation for your expenses, lost wages, and damaged property. We will conduct a comprehensive investigation to ascertain fault and fight for your rights. Whether you experience a car, motorcycle, bike, or pedestrian accident, our team has the experience to handle your case appropriately. We will get the full insurance coverage to which you are entitled as well as further compensation from the driver at fault in the wreck. Call us to handle your car accident case.

Commercial Truck Accidents

An accident with an 18-wheeler can be devastating to passengers in a personal vehicle. Often, these types of accidents are due to negligence on behalf of the trucker or trucking company. The attorneys at Solomon, Sherman & Gabay have battled for the rights of accident victims since the 1960s. This experience gives us a thorough understanding of the nuances of accident claims involving commercial trucks. We draw from a full awareness of federal regulations and Pennsylvania state transportation laws to handle your case. We ensure no evidence is concealed and that driver fatigue or intoxication is brought to light. We offer free initial consultations and won’t charge until you receive compensation.

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