Harrisburg Car Accident Lawyers
Fighting for Compensation for Negligently Injured Motorists
The aftermath of a car accident is typically filled with confusion and shock. It is vital to obtain immediate medical evaluation and attention to protect your health. You should also promptly seek legal advice to preserve your valid negligence claim. With more than 30 years of experience, Harrisburg car accident lawyer, Jim Moyles advocates for your rights to maximum compensation for:
Common Causes of Car Accidents in Pennsylvania
Car accidents can result from a variety of circumstances. Our injury lawyers are experienced in handling all types of car accidents claims including those that arise out of the following situations:
- Speeding: Many drivers ignore the rules of the road including the speed limit. Traveling at higher speeds can cause serious car accidents. Drivers are more likely to lose control of their vehicles. Reaction times are diminished meaning drivers are unable to come to a stop. The injuries sustained by both the driver and other victims are likely to be very severe.
- Distracted Driving: Distracted driving has become a leading cause of car accidents. One of the most common distractions is texting while driving. Other distracted driving behaviors include eating, drinking, grooming, using navigation tools such as a global positioning system (GPS) or a map, and talking to other passengers in the vehicle.
- Impaired Driving: Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is negligent and is a contributing factor in many car accidents each year. These drivers are a danger to themselves and all others who share the road with them. A driver’s reaction time and judgment is impaired.
- Aggressive Driving: Aggressive driving can lead to serious accidents. Examples of reckless driving behaviors include drivers failing to properly use turn signals, unsafe lane changes, tailgating and disregarding traffic signals and signs such as red lights and stop signs.
- Poor Road Conditions: Unsafe or inadequately maintained roads can be dangerous. For example, a poorly designed road could potentially lead to an increase in intersection collisions or on-ramp and off-ramp accidents. Other dangerous road conditions such as ice, snow, potholes, poor lighting, inadequate signage as well as debris on the road can also be contributory factors in car accidents.
- Drowsy Driving: Driving while drowsy or falling asleep while at the wheel can pose a significant risk to all drivers on the road. Drowsy driving can affect a driver’s reaction time, decision-making abilities and attention span.
- Automobile Defects: Another factor that can lead to car accidents is automobile defects. Equipment may be poorly designed or may malfunction. Examples include tire blowouts, brake failure, defective airbags and seatbelt malfunction.
- SUV Rollovers: Rollover accidents are more common with SUVs. These vehicles have a higher center of gravity making them more prone to these types of accidents when they make abrupt turns. Rollover accidents typically result in catastrophic or fatal injuries.
- Poor Vehicle Maintenance: When a motor vehicle is carelessly or negligently maintained or repaired, the chances of it failing to operate properly and causing a car accident increases. Car accidents caused by poor vehicle maintenance can cause harm and serious injury.
Recovering Damages in Uninsured Motorists Cases
Motorists are required to carry enough insurance to cover medical treatment if an accident occurs. If you are injured by an uninsured or underinsured driver, you may still be able to recover just compensation. Jim thoroughly investigates your case to determine which parties contributed to the accident.
He holds municipalities liable for poorly maintained roads or improper signage. He sues construction companies that left hazardous debris on the roadway. If your breaks or airbags failed, he files a products liability claim against the automobile manufacturer. Even if not directly involved, if a tractor-trailer creates wind turbulence that triggers a serious accident, Jim is prepared to challenge the companies that produce, own, lease and manage the tractor-trailer, in addition to the negligent truck driver.
Pedestrians Injured by Negligent Drivers
Drivers have a duty to share the road. A motorist’s wandering attention or careless mistake can in a split second result in catastrophic injuries to vulnerable pedestrians, joggers, bicyclists and motorcyclists making rightful use of the street. As an experienced Harrisburg car accident lawyer, Jim has the extensive knowledge and legal skills to aggressively obtain personal injury and wrongful death damages for individuals hit by cars.
If You Have Been in a Car Collision, Contact the Pittsburgh and Harrisburg Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers at The Moyles Law Firm
With offices in two locations in Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, car accident lawyers at The Moyles Law Firm visit you in your home or hospital bed if injuries prevent you from visiting one of our offices.
We represent all injured clients and families of negligently killed loved ones on a contingency fee basis, meaning we do not charge you attorneys’ fees until we recover compensation through a judgment or settlement.