According to statistics compiled by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, there was an average of 351 reportable traffic accidents each day in 2017. Further, for every 8 hours roughly one person was fatally injured in a car crash. Moreover, about 221 individuals were injured in a car accident. However, the term “accident” is somewhat misleading as it implies that a crash was a freak occurrence unconnected to personal responsibility. However, the notion that car crashes are purely accidental is refuted by the statistics cited above. The sheer frequencies involved in traffic accidents strongly suggests that one or more parties were at fault.
We understand how frustrating and inconvenient dealing with the aftermath of a traffic collision can be. Medical bills, police reports, and insurance adjusters are all aspects of an accident that can easily discourage people from pursuing legal action for a traffic accident. However, if you sustained severe injuries in a traffic accident, you don’t have to bear the cost by yourself. At Marcus & Mack, we have more than a century’s worth of combined legal experience in personal injury litigation, including car accident cases. We have the necessary training and detailed understanding of Pennsylvania law and insurance procedures to help you obtain recompense for injuries you were forced to endure through no fault of your own.
Why Altoona Residents Trust Marcus & Mack
Given the unprecedented speed and power of today’s automobiles, it only takes one second of carelessness – one swift moment of inattentiveness – to turn a car from a convenient tool into a dangerous weapon. That’s why Pennsylvania’s traffic rules were put in place; to ensure the safety of road-travelers, especially given the pervasive use of automobiles.
At Marcus & Mack, we have experience representing clients in a variety of car accident issues, including:
- Rear-end accidents
- Fatal traffic collisions
- Whiplash injuries
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Head-on collisions
Our legal team is also prepared to help you with insurance claims regarding your car accident. In Pennsylvania, car owners are required to purchase car insurance that offers bodily injury liability limits covering $15,000 per injured person, and $30,000 per accident at a minimum. Car owners may also purchase uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage with limits of at least $15,000 per injured person, and $30,000 per accident. This gives victims coverage provided by their own insurance company if they were injured by an uninsured or underinsured driver or a hit-and-run motorist.
Our Altoona Car Accident Attorneys Are Ready to Help
If you or one of your loved ones has been injured in a traffic incident, you should call Marcus & Mack to consult with a skilled Altoona car accident attorney with experience in car accident cases. We offer personalized legal services that focus on your individual needs. Furthermore, we take on cases on a contingency basis so you don’t have to pay a single dime in attorney’s fees until you recover a proper settlement or jury award for damages.