Posted By: SSF Law Firm Posted in: Car Accident Posted on: December 7, 2018
Last week a woman was killed in nearby Baldwin when her vehicle drifted into oncoming traffic. Police were called to the intersection of Streets Run Road and Whitehill Prospect Road on December 9 at around 8 p.m. When they arrived, they saw a scene of carnage.
Police say that Chryse Heuler, 59, was in her Cadillac sedan when she lost control and crossed the center line. A Jeep was heading for her but was able to take evasive action to avoid a worse collision. The impact injured a 42-year-old male and three children in the Jeep. Heuler was taken to the hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. It is believed that alcohol and weather contributed to Heuler losing control of her vehicle.
At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we know that drunk driving is just one common cause of accidents in and around the city. If you need a Pittsburgh car accident attorney, you can turn to our team for help.
We need to dig into the statistics from the latest reporting year in Pennsylvania to get a better understanding of the problems faced by drivers across the area:
One number that concerns us is the fact that there were 4,227 serious injuries reported. Consider the following:
The cost of these injuries can become tremendous, both physically and financially. Not only do victims of these injuries require immediate medical care, they often need extended rehabilitation to make a full recovery. If a person is disabled and in need of lifelong care, who will cover the costs?
There are also many hidden costs associated with car accidents that most people do not think of then an accident occurs. This can include:
We can pinpoint the cause of many accidents on careless and negligent driving behavior. This can include:
If you or a loved one have been injured in a vehicle accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, you need to seek legal assistance immediately. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, our qualified and experienced personal injury team is ready to help you get the compensation you need in the aftermath of an accident. This can include: