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  • North Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyers

    Philadelphia is consistently ranked as one of the most dangerous cities in the nation for driving. North Philadelphia has the unfortunate distinction of being one of the state’s most dangerous as far as motor vehicle accidents, with some of the deadliest roads and intersections in the country.

    A car accident can alter the course of your life. Severe injuries result in expensive medical bills, lost wages, and more. If you have been injured in a car accident caused by another driver’s negligence, our experienced lawyers at Galfand Berger LLP will help you seek the justice you deserve. We have helped injured clients for decades, securing hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.

    Why Choose Galfand Berger LLP

    After an accident, you should focus on recovery. Galfand Berger LLP will investigate the scene, review police reports, hire experts, establish your ongoing medical needs, negotiate with insurance companies, seek maximum compensation, and represent you in court if the case goes to trial.

    Choosing Galfand Berger LLP for your car accident case means you are choosing a dedicated team with over 75 years of experience in personal injury law. Our attorneys are not just renowned for their tenacity and comprehensive approach to each case, but also for their personalized attention to your unique situation. With a proven track record of successful verdicts and settlements, we combine legal experience with compassionate support, guiding you through every step of the legal process to ensure the best possible outcome for you.

    You can view our past auto accident cases here.

    Do You Offer Free Consultations at Galfand Berger LLP?

    At Galfand Berger LLP, we believe in making the legal process as accessible as possible for you. That’s why we offer no-cost initial consultations, a valuable opportunity for us to review and discuss your situation, and for you to get a clear understanding of your legal options without any financial burden. And, remember, there is no fee unless we recover for you.

    What Types of Car Accident Cases Does Galfand Berger LLP Handle?

    We handle all types of car accident cases, including but not limited to the following:

    • Speeding accidents
    • Rear-end collisions
    • DUI accidents
    • Distracted driving
    • Drowsy driving
    • Hit-and-run accidents
    • Head-on collisions
    • Multi-vehicle accidents
    • Sideswipe or T-bone accidents
    • Rideshare accidents
    • Weather-related accidents

    What Are the Most Dangerous Roads in North Philadelphia?

    North Philadelphia has several roads that are notorious for being particularly dangerous when it comes to car accidents. Among the most hazardous are:

    • Roosevelt Boulevard (U.S. Route 1): This major artery is infamous for its high accident rate, especially in the North Philadelphia section. The wide, multi-lane road sees heavy traffic and numerous pedestrian crossings, making it a hotspot for collisions.
    • Broad Street (State Route 611): Running through the heart of North Philadelphia, Broad Street’s intersections, especially those without dedicated turning lanes, are common sites for accidents.
    • Grant Avenue: This major thoroughfare sees a significant amount of traffic due to its role as a connector between various residential neighborhoods and commercial areas.
    • Germantown Avenue: This historic road is narrow and winding in parts, with heavy pedestrian and vehicle traffic contributing to its high accident rate.
    • North Front Street: With a mix of residential and commercial traffic, this road experiences frequent accidents, particularly at busy intersections.
    • Lehigh Avenue: Known for its high traffic volume and numerous intersections, Lehigh Avenue is another dangerous road where accidents are common.

    What Are Common Car Accident Injuries?

    No matter how many safety precautions and defensive driving habits, a less-responsible driver  can cause a life-shattering accident instantly. Some of the most common car accident injuries include:

    • Fractures and broken bones
    • Whiplash and other soft tissue injuries
    • Muscle strains and sprains
    • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
    • Spinal cord injuries
    • Cuts and lacerations
    • Burns and scarring
    • Hand injuries
    • Leg and foot injuries
    • Back and neck injuries
    • Permanent disfigurement

    What Should I Do After a Car Accident in North Philadelphia?

    Evidence gathering after a car accident can provide crucial information for your claim. If you are physically able, you should take the following steps after a car accident:

    • Call the police and report the accident and injuries.
    • Take photos of the scene, including vehicle damage, road and weather conditions, signage, lighting, and other contributing factors.
    • Exchange insurance and contact information with the other driver, but limit conversation. What you say can be used against you.
    • Gather contact information and statements from witnesses.
    • Seek medical attention, even if you believe your injuries are only minor. Many internal injuries have delayed symptoms that can be life-threatening if left untreated.
    • Maintain all records and correspondence related to the accident and injuries.
    • Hire an experienced car accident lawyer with experience negotiating with insurance companies and securing maximum compensation for clients.

    What Compensation Am I Entitled to After an Accident?

    If a negligent driver injures you, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and losses. Compensation is based on a combination of economic and non-economic damages, which may include:

    • Medical bills
    • Lost wages
    • Reduced earning capacity
    • Ongoing medical care costs
    • Medically necessary home alterations
    • Medical equipment and devices
    • Out-of-pocket expenses
    • Physical and other therapies
    • Mental health treatment
    • Pain and suffering
    • Emotional trauma
    • Loss of life’s enjoyment

    How Long Do I Have to File a Car Accident Claim?

    Under Pennsylvania law, individuals injured in car accidents must file a claim within two years of the accident date. For wrongful death cases, the statute of limitations is also two years, starting from the date of death, which may differ from the accident date. For minors, the statute of limitations begins on their 18th birthday. It is essential to seek advice from an experienced car accident attorney promptly after the incident to ensure compliance with state laws when filing claims.

    How Long Will My Car Accident Case Take?

    Our car accident lawyers are dedicated to resolving your case swiftly. However, the duration of the process depends on many factors. Considering all aspects, our legal team will develop the best strategy for your situation. We are committed to advocating for the most favorable outcome for you.

    Why Do I Need a Car Accident Lawyer?

    The advantages of hiring a car accident lawyer are numerous:

    • Individuals lacking legal representation may face unjust settlement offers from insurance companies.
    • Without experienced legal counsel, resolving car accident claims can drag on for months or even years.
    • An attorney can thoroughly investigate the accident scene, interview witnesses, review accident reports and medical records, collect evidence, and seek expert opinions from medical specialists.
    • Your lawyer can manage all oral and written communication with insurance companies, opposing legal teams, and other parties involved.
    • Given the complexity of many car accidents involving multiple parties, having a lawyer is essential for identifying all liable defendants, assessing available insurance coverage, issuing discovery requests, and meeting filing deadlines.
    • Your lawyer can accurately determine appropriate compensation for your injuries, considering current and future medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and other damages.
    • Additionally, your car accident lawyer can serve as your representative during settlement negotiations and, if needed, represent you in court proceedings.

    Our North Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyers at Galfand Berger LLP Represent Clients Injured by Reckless Drivers

    Philadelphia is dangerous for motorists, and congested and dangerous roads are largely to blame. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact our North Philadelphia car accident lawyers at Galfand Berger LLP. Call 800-222-USWA (8792) or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Located in Philadelphia, Bethlehem, Lancaster, and Reading, Pennsylvania, we serve clients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including Allentown and Harrisburg.