Conshohocken Car Accident Attorneys
Dedicated Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Accident Victims Throughout Montgomery County
In a split second, a car accident changes your life. Everything is jeopardized, from your daily routine to your plans for the future. An accident victim naturally focuses on their physical injuries in the immediate aftermath of a Conshohocken car accident. However, once the wounds start to heal, it becomes clear that the road to recovery is longer than you first thought.
At MyPhillyLawyer, our Conshohocken car accident attorneys are here to help. We have decades of experience investigating, negotiating, and litigating all car accident lawsuits for our injured clients. We also handle wrongful death cases arising from fatal Conshohocken car accidents.
Why Are Car Accidents Common in Conshohocken?
For a small town, Conshohocken sees a disproportionate number of car accidents. In fact, according to the most recent data released by PennDOT, there were 6,944 car accidents in Montgomery County in 2020. These accidents resulted in over 3,100 injuries and 35 deaths.
Why are Conshohocken car accidents so common? Part of the reason there are so many Conshohocken car accidents is that the borough is situated at the intersection of two major highways.
Interstate 76 is one of the most congested highways in Pennsylvania, as it is the only highway leading out of Philadelphia to the north. For example, people in Philadelphia who want to visit any of the following areas have only one option if they’re going to take the highway:
- King of Prussia Mall
- Valley Forge National Park
- The Pocono Mountains
On top of that, much of I-76 is only two lanes in each direction, which hardly makes it sufficient to handle the daily traffic coming in and out of Philadelphia.
I-476 is a much larger highway that doesn’t suffer the congestion problems of I-76. However, I-476 presents its problems, as the interchange between I-476 and I-76 is confusing to motorists who are unfamiliar with it and very busy.
The result is that although Conshohocken is small, the borough sees a tremendous amount of highway traffic passing through each day. This is in addition to the typical car accidents on any city street.
Causes of Conshohocken Car Accidents
When it comes to the causes of Conshohocken car accidents, the first thing to understand is that the vast majority of accidents are preventable. Local drivers could avoid most accidents if all drivers paid attention to what they were doing and followed the traffic laws. However, drivers get distracted, frustrated, tired, and sometimes make mistakes. Some of the most common causes of Conshohocken car accidents include:
Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents in Pennsylvania and across the United States. Every driver is capable of getting distracted. And with the percentage of people who own a cell phone approaching 100 percent, the temptation for distraction is more significant than ever before.
Distracted driving is the cause of 20 percent of all accidents resulting in motorist injury and 16 percent of all fatal accidents. According to PennDOT, in 2020, there were more than 11,000 distracted driving car accidents in Pennsylvania, resulting in 43 fatalities. However, the number of accidents caused by distracted driving is likely much higher because it is often difficult for police officers to determine when a driver’s distraction contributed to the accident. While talking on a cell phone and texting while driving is two of the most common forms of distracted driving, there are many others. Anything that removes a driver’s attention from the road can be a distraction, including:
- Assisting children in the back seat;
- Eating or drinking;
- Scrolling social media;
- Fiddling with the GPS or radio;
- Playing games on a cell phone; and
Distracted driving can occur at any time; however, for many drivers, it is most difficult to maintain attention on the road during grid-lock traffic, which Conshohocken residents are familiar with.
According to PennDOT, in 2020, there were 7,700 drunk driving accidents in Pennsylvania. These accidents resulted in thousands of injuries and almost 300 deaths. Drunk driving accidents are particularly frustrating because every single one is preventable. Drivers always have a choice to call a friend, take the bus, or summon rideshare. However, whether it’s to save a few dollars or to save face, thousands of drivers choose to roll the dice with others’ lives by getting behind the wheel after having too much to drink.
Not only are drunk driving accidents common, but on average, they are also more dangerous than other collisions. For example, more than 25 percent of all fatal Pennsylvania car accidents involve a drunk driver.
For a small town, Conshohocken has quite a few bars and restaurants. For example, Fayette Street, Elm Street, and Hector Street all have several bars and restaurants, including:
- Daniel’s Restaurant and Bar
- Guppy’s Good Times
- The Great American Pub
- Bar Sera
- Bar Lucca
- Conshohocken Brewing Company
- Flanigan’s Boathouse
While most people can consume alcohol responsibly, that isn’t always the case. An Eagles game, a Flyers game, or a Phillies game can cause otherwise law-abiding drivers to second-guess their commitment to safe driving. Drunk drivers can—and should—be held accountable for their reckless actions.
Nothing tries a driver’s patience more than sitting in traffic day in and day out. However, that is precisely the reality for many drivers passing through Conshohocken. When frustrated, drivers tend to engage in aggressive driving behavior that puts everyone else on the road at risk. While there are many forms of aggressive driving, the most common include:
- Frequently changing lanes
- Cutting other drivers off
- Failing to use signals
When looking at all forms of aggressive driving, it’s clear that it is the most common cause of car accidents. For example, in 2020, there were more than 25,000 accidents caused by speeding and another 4,500 caused by careless or illegal passing. Tailgating was responsible for another 4,500 accidents.
Aggressive drivers often think that their “superior driving abilities” allow them to speed or engage in other dangerous driving behavior without risk. This is not the case; aggressive drivers are simply being reckless when they choose to put their interests above the safety of everyone else on the road.
Wrongful Death Cases Following Fatal Conshohocken Car Accidents
Losing a loved one in a preventable car accident is something no family should experience. However, hundreds of Pennsylvania families experience this very reality every year. While nothing can turn back the hands of time to before the accident, pursuing a wrongful death claim allows grieving families to seek justice for their loved ones.
Under Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes section 8301, a spouse, child, or parent can bring a claim to “recover damages for the death of an individual caused by the wrongful act … or negligence of another.” These cases are referred to as wrongful death claims. A wrongful death case is similar to a personal injury case in that it requires a family to prove that the other driver:
- Owed a duty of care;
- Violated that duty of care; and
- The violation resulted in another driver’s death.
Under the Pennsylvania statute of limitations for wrongful death cases, families must file a claim two years after their loved one’s death. A family’s failure to bring a matter within the two-year time frame will likely result in the case being dismissed, leaving the family with no means of recourse.
Damages Available to Conshohocken Car Accident Victims
In Pennsylvania, accident victims who successfully bring a Conshohocken car accident lawsuit can recover for their economic and non-economic damages. Monetary damages compensate you for the actual expenses you incurred as a result of the accident and the money you would have made but couldn’t because of your injuries. Economic damages include:
- Past medical bills;
- Future medical expenses;
- Lost wages;
- Decrease in earning capacity;
- Property damage; and
- Any necessary modifications to your home to accommodate your ongoing disability.
Non-economic damages compensate you for the emotional and psychological impact the accident had on your life. Non-economic injuries vary significantly because accidents impact everyone’s lives differently. However, the most common forms of non-economic damages include:
- Emotional anguish;
- Pain and suffering;
- Loss of enjoyment of life;
- Loss of companionship; and
- Permanent disfigurement or disability.
Both economic and non-economic damages are crucial to a full and fair recovery. Thus, accident victims must select a Conshohocken car accident attorney with specific experience handling these claims. That way, you can be sure that your lawyer can identify the full extent of their damages so you can rest easy knowing that, at the end of your case, you were fairly compensated for what you’ve been through.
Why Choose MyPhillyLawyer for Your Conshohocken Car Accident?
At MyPhillyLawyer, we recognize no shortage of Conshohocken car accident lawyers. However, our experience, skill, and dedication to our clients set us apart from the competition.
MyPhillyLawyer has recovered more than $500 million on behalf of our injured clients and their families. Some of our recent successes include the following:
- $1,125,000.00 – A car accident case involving a high-impact collision caused our client to suffer a shattered hip socket.
- $850,000.00 – A car crash resulted in our client suffering a fractured pelvis that required a surgical repair with a rod insertion.
- $640,000.00 – A case involving a car accident resulting in a fractured femur requiring surgical repair.
- $400,000.00 – A case involving an automobile accident resulting in our client’s wrist getting fractured, requiring surgical repair.
- $365,000.00 – A car accident caused by an uninsured drunk motorist resulted in our client suffering multiple herniations.
- $360,000.00 – A case involving the death of an elderly pedestrian whom a negligent driver struck.
- $325,000.00 – Two accidents involving Philadelphia police vehicles in high-speed chases caused multiple fractured limbs.
- $300,000.00 – A case involving an uninsured motorist claim stemming from an uninsured motorcyclist crashing into a car leading to our client suffering a herniated disc.
- $250,000.00 – A case involving a client who sustained a herniated lumbar disc due to an automobile accident.
We also offer all accident victims a free consultation. During your consultation, we will sit down with you to answer your questions about the personal injury process. We will also provide you with an honest assessment of your case and explain how we can help connect you with the compensation you need and deserve. Our Conshohocken car accident law firm takes all cases on a contingency basis, meaning we charge our clients nothing upfront and only get paid if we win your case through a settlement or a jury verdict.
Schedule a Free Consultation to Discuss Your Injuries with a Conshohocken Car Accident Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one recently suffered severe injuries in a car accident, reach out to the Conshohocken car accident lawyers at MyPhillyLawyer.
At MyPhillyLawyer, we have decades of experience aggressively pursuing maximum compensation for our clients and their families. We pride ourselves on being approachable and compassionate yet aggressive when the time calls for it. With our help, you can effectively pursue a claim for compensation against the negligent motorists responsible for your injuries.
To learn more and to schedule a free consultation today, call 215-227-2727. You can also reach us through our online contact form.