Pittsburgh, PA (May 8, 2022) – Injuries were reported as a result of a car crash that happened in Pittsburgh on May 8. At approximately 12:22 a.m., responders were dispatched to the wreck site on South 10th Street.
Reports show that the accident happened on South 10th Street near East Carson Street. An unspecified number of cars were involved in a crash that ended in injuries. EMTs were seen assisting at the scene shortly after the collision occurred.
Extensively injured patients were taken to local hospitals by ambulance. At this time, the extent of their injuries has not been reported.
Traffic was backed up in the vicinity of the crash scene on South 10th Street while crews worked to clear the wreckage. At this time, the cause of the incident remains under local law enforcement investigation.
We hope for the full recovery of those with injuries.
Pennsylvania Car Accidents
Fatal accidents in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States are constantly caused by driver negligence. Things like intoxication and speeding are common types of negligence seen in deadly accidents. In 2020, approximately one-fourth of all auto accidents reported in Pennsylvania was the result of a speeding driver. Speeding accidents also caused more fatalities than any other type of wreck that year.
Driver negligence/error causes more accidents than anything else in the United States. In 2020, deaths related to intoxicated driving accounted for about 26% of traffic fatalities in the US. Approximately 75% of the deceased victims had been drinking and driving at the time of their death. Being impaired often leads to bad judgment and blurred vision, two dangerous things to deal with while driving. When drunk drivers cause traffic accidents, those involved often sustain severe and debilitating injuries, or even lose their lives.
If you or someone you love has recently been hurt in an auto accident caused by driver intoxication, distraction, speeding, or another dangerous form of negligence, you could qualify for financial compensation. Compensation is used to help injured victims pay for the costs that surround their accidents and injuries. A car accident attorney in Pennsylvania can help you file a personal injury claim for compensation.
The personal injury attorneys at Scanlon & Wojton Attorneys at Law have over three decades of legal experience between us. We have been helping injured crash victims and their families recover just compensation for 35 years. Our knowledge is far-reaching and our resources are pin-pointed to get you the justice and compensation you are entitled to. You should not have to go broke trying to pay for treatment for injuries you did not even cause.
Some valuable advice from the attorneys at Scanlon & Wojton Attorneys at Law is to never speak with an insurance company without first speaking to a lawyer. Your legal right toward compensation should be exercised, not ignored. Insurance adjusters will try to get you to settle for less than you deserve in terms of compensation, but an attorney will not allow that to happen. The insurance company does not want you to know about your legal right toward the maximum compensation available for your injuries and losses. Sadly, they do not have your best interest in mind. However, the attorneys at Scanlon & Wojton Attorneys at Law do and will work hard to make sure that you are able to fully recover.
At Scanlon & Wojton Attorneys at Law, we always have your best interest in mind, including your mental and physical well-being. We wish to help you recover as seamlessly and quickly as possible without having to worry about your finances. If another person’s negligent actions led to your injuries, you deserve to be compensated. Contact our eastern Pennsylvania law firm at 412-918-1241 to speak with a skilled and compassionate attorney regarding your case.
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Disclaimer: This blog is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical advice. If you are injured in an accident, seek medical attention immediately. The information in this post is not legal advice. The photo used in this post is not from the accident scene described in this blog post.