Motor Vehicle Injury

Life Altering Injuries Demand Game Changing Representation

HoeyLegal - CHESTER COUNTY CAR ACCIDENT LAWYERS

Car accidents in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania occur at an alarming rate. From the Schuylkill Expressway in Philadelphia, to Route 202 in Chester County, car accidents occur on virtually every street, intersection, highway and turnpike in Pennsylvania.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident or truck accident, contact the Chester County car accident attorneys at HoeyLegal.

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Common Causes of Car Accidents in Pennsylvania

Many different situations can lead to a car accident, most of which are avoidable and preventable. However, the vast majority of car accidents occurcar accident because of careless and negligent drivers.

Examples of negligent driving behavior that can lead to a severe, sometimes deadly, car accident include the following:

HOW CAN HoeyLegal HELP YOU?

After a serious car accident in Pennsylvania, your first priority is your recovery. Your health and future are of paramount importance and should remain your primary focus throughout any legal proceedings. However, to reach maximum medical improvement or recovery, you will need compensation. After all, medical treatments are expensive and can result in significant financial losses. Even worse, car accident injuries can prevent you from working and bringing home a paycheck. This can have a serious impact on your ability to pay rent, utilities and even put food on the table.

At HoeyLegal, our car accident lawyers have represented individuals with the following injuries:

WHY CHOOSE HoeyLegal AS YOUR CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY?

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At HoeyLegal, our attorneys have forged excellent relationships with the finest accident investigators, motor vehicle accident reconstruction experts, engineers, human factor experts and motor vehicle industry experts. Each of the experts we retain have excellent reputations within the Court system and accident reconstruction circles. These expert witnesses will promptly retrieve the data collected at your accident scene, cellular telephones, and motor vehicle data recorders in an effort to gather evidence to establish how your accident took place.

car injuryInsurance companies will stop at nothing to reduce their obligation to compensate you for your loss. You should expect a full and vigorous defense from any automobile insurance carrier and their counsel representing the at-fault driver. You must retain counsel who has the experience and ability to deal with an aggressive insurance adjuster and insurance defense attorney. At HoeyLegal, we are trial lawyers. We are prepared to investigate and develop your claim to maximize your financial recovery at trial.

The car accident attorneys at HoeyLegal anticipate the tactics that insurance companies and insurance defense attorneys will deploy in your case. HoeyLegal has the investigators, experts, resources and experience to fight the insurance industry and obtain significant compensation for your injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident, or truck accident, contact the attorneys at HoeyLegal for your free consultation. You should anticipate aggressive and thorough representation until you are fairly and fully compensated for your injuries. We look forward to meeting with you to discuss your case. At Hoeylegal, expect the best!

Speeding

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that one-third of all car accidents involve speeding. Drivers who rush, run late, or simply lack patience may choose to speed when they get behind the wheel. Speeding makes it more likely that a driver will lose control of his or her vehicle and makes it more difficult to react to road hazards and other vehicles. Speeding also increases the impact of a car accident and makes it far less likely that a negligent driver may maintain control of his vehicle sufficient to prevent a collision. High speed car accidents make it far more likely that those involved will suffer severe injuries or death.

Driver Fatigue

Driving without enough sleep is commonplace for many in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and across the nation. Truck drivers, shift workers, and those with sleep disorders are most vulnerable to causing an accident because they are drowsy or fatigued. Not having enough rest slows down reaction time and impairs the senses. In fact, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) claims that eighteen (18) hours without sleep impairs a driver to the same extent as someone who has a 0.08 blood or breath alcohol concentration after consuming alcohol.

Driving Under the Influence

Driving under the influence typically refers to alcohol use, but drug use can also impair drivers and cause severe car accidents.  In either situation, enjoying cocktails at happy hour, celebrating with drugs or alcohol, drinking too much wine for dinner and unwinding after a long week at work results in too many motorists driving under the influence.  Controlled substances impact each person differently, making it common for someone to misjudge his or her level of impairment.  These poor judgments can lead to severe and sometimes fatal car accidents.

Distracted Driving

Pennsylvania defines distracted driving as “an activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving.” Drivers have to focus on driving, so they can react to the information on the road, such as road conditions, hazards and other drivers. Distracted drivers do not react appropriately and thus put others at risk for severe injury or death. Examples of distractions, besides using cell phones and texting, include drinking, eating, adjusting the radio, adjusting climate controls, adjusting seats, combing hair, putting on make-up, daydreaming, reaching for dropped items, engaging in heavy conversations, and focusing on events outside of the car.

OBTAIN NECESSARY COURT ORDERS TO PRESERVE EVIDENCE

At HoeyLegal, we know from our litigation experience that tractor-trailer drivers often operate at least one cellular phone which is in use at, during, or immediately prior to a tractor-trailer accident. Additionally, most tractor-trailers are equipped with data recorders which capture, in real-time, important vehicle operation events including speed, hard braking and other evasive maneuvers taken by the operator and the tractor-trailer.  It is imperative that this evidence be obtained before it is destroyed.  At HoeyLegal, our trial attorneys will obtain any necessary court order to preserve this evidence for trial.

IDENTIFY ALL AT-FAULT DEFENDANTS

Oftentimes, there are several defendants responsible for the tractor-trailer accident. In most cases, at least two defendants are responsible for the ownership and operation of the tractor-trailer.  There may be additional defendants responsible for the hiring and retention of the tractor-trailer driver.  At HoeyLegal, our investigators will promptly identify the responsible defendants and immediately request the preservation of all evidence related to the hiring and retention of the driver, inspection of the vehicles and the supervision and drug/alcohol testing of the vehicle operator.

LOCATE, EXAMINE AND INSPECT THE TRACTOR-TRAILER

Our accident investigators include mechanics who will immediately respond to the accident site and the location where the truck has been impounded in order to photograph the truck and conduct necessary mechanical inspections of the vehicle. In the event that a court order is necessary to examine and inspect the trucks, HoeyLegal Attorneys will promptly file the necessary motions to enable the HoeyLegal mechanics and inspectors to conduct a prompt evaluation of the mechanical function of the at-fault tractor-trailer

ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION

Our expert accident investigators include former Pennsylvania State Police accident investigators and nationally recognized engineers who will carefully photograph the accident scene and conduct all necessary measurements of skid marks, yaw marks, displacement of debris and thoroughly examine the accident site to preserve all evidence for the time of trial.

INTERVIEW ALL WITNESS

Our investigators will promptly interview and record all witnesses that observed the accident and collect all biographical information from the witnesses so they will available to testify on your behalf at trial.

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