Multi-Vehicle Accident Sends Four To The Hospital

Posted By: SSF Law Firm Posted In: Car Accident Posted On: September 17, 2019

You probably take all the steps necessary to stay safe on the roadways, but driving can still be unpredictable. There are times when the careless or negligent actions of other drivers can cause serious harm. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we are ready to help in these cases. Today, our Pittsburgh car accident attorneys want to talk about a recent crash that happened on the Liberty Bridge.

What happened in this accident?

In the early morning hours of Sept. 2, a collision occurred on the Liberty Bridge that sent four people to the hospital. Police have said that one car crossed the median and struck another vehicle head-on. They said a third car was also involved in the crash.

Two people were taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital and were listed in critical condition. One woman had a possible broken leg, and one man was taken for observation.

Police have said that one of the people who were in critical condition has died.

These collisions can be detrimental

Police have not said what caused this accident. One thing we do know is that head-on collisions tend to be much worse than other vehicle crashes. Often, as happened in this case, both vehicles are traveling at high rates of speed. The injuries can be catastrophic. It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries in survivors of these crashes:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Bone fractures and dislocations
  • Loss of or damage to a bodily organ
  • Dismemberment or amputation
  • Other injuries that inhibit a person’s daily activities
  • Significant disfigurement

When we turn to the latest reporting year of data available from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, we see that there were more than 128,000 total crashes across the commonwealth. Out of those crashes, there were:

  • 1,137 fatalities
  • 80,612 injuries

Head-on collisions, along with other severe crashes, can happen due to a variety of factors. This can include drivers:

  • Impaired by alcohol or drugs
  • Failing to yield the right-of-way
  • Failing to obey traffic lights or signs
  • Distracted by their cell phones or something else in the vehicle

These crashes can lead to tremendous medical expenses for victims. For those seriously injured, they may be unable to work and earn an income while they recover.

Let us get to work on your case today

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. The team at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman understands these cases and will get to work investigating your crash so we can secure the compensation you need. This can include:

  • Coverage of medical expenses related to the crash
  • Recovery of lost wages if you are unable to work
  • Coverage of physical therapy
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the negligent party

If you need a Pittsburgh car accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by calling at 888-98-TWINS(89467).

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