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On average, there are over six million passenger vehicle accidents in the United States every year. Road crashes are the leading cause of death in the country, resulting in more than 38,000 people losing their lives every year. Approximately five million people per year suffer injuries requiring medical attention.
If you have been injured in a car crash, you will likely need the help of an experienced lawyer to get you fair compensation. The lawyers in our firm have successfully represented thousands of clients with concerns about medical bills, payment of lost wages, and compensation for pain and suffering. We proudly offer a risk-free initial consultation to all injury victims where you can obtain answers to all of your questions.
Truck/Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Collisions can be particularly severe, given the weight of the vehicle involved. Each year around 4,600 fatal accidents involving truck drivers occur, with another 182,000 people suffering injuries in crashes with large trucks. There are numerous reasons for truck drivers to be involved in crashes, including excess speed, fatigue, distracted driving, failure to check blind spots, failure to secure cargo, and inadequate training.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident caused by a careless truck driver, call our team at Casale, Bonner, Hillman, & Southard, P.C. We will help you get the compensation you deserve.
Slip & Fall Accidents
Many people who are injured because of a fall are hesitant to contact a lawyer. The number one reason is that they blame themselves; after all, didn’t your parents always tell you to “watch where you are going?” However, it is not that simple. Falls can occur for any number of reasons having nothing to do with the fault of the victim, such as potholes, ice, slippery floors, broken stairs, absence of handrails, safety code violations, or any number of factors. In fact, sometimes, the person at fault is a relative or a friend.
Very often, injuries from falls are covered by the homeowner’s or other liability insurance for the negligent party, regardless if that negligent party was a friend or relative. Our firm has represented scores of clients who have been injured because they fell. Please contact us for a free consultation to get you on the road to obtaining the compensation you deserve.
Bicycle & Pedestrian Collisions
Pedestrians and bicyclists who have been struck by motor vehicles are far more likely to be severely injured than those occupying a motor vehicle. Obviously, pedestrians and bicyclists are far less protected on the road and are at risk of serious injury when they are struck by a motor vehicle weighing thousands of pounds. In 2021, United States pedestrian fatalities reached the highest level in 40 years. And because at some point in every day, every one of us is a pedestrian, thousands more are injured.
Bicyclists are also vulnerable to being struck by a motor vehicle, with nearly 1,000 bicyclists killed and another 30,000 injured every year. There are a number of reasons for this, including driving too close to bike lanes and shoulders, failing to look for bicyclists, or even using cell phones behind the wheel. And, of course, many motorists treat bicyclists as second-class citizens.
If you are injured while walking or riding your bicycle, contact us today for a free consultation. We will defend you and your right to safe travel while also obtaining the financial compensation you deserve.
Every year, tens of thousands of people are injured on the job in Pennsylvania alone. Of those, several hundred people who are hurt on the job die. Employers and their insurance companies are not always sympathetic to injured employees. The workers’ compensation law contains numerous deadlines, not only for filing your claim but for providing notice to the employer.
The attorneys at Casale, Bonner, Hillman, & Southard, P.C. have decades of experience in handling workers’ compensation matters. We understand the fear injured workers have with respect to loss of income and enormous medical expenses. If you have been injured at work, contact us so that we can not only put your mind at ease but also get to work on getting you the workers’ compensation benefits to which you are entitled.
- Dog bites
- Injuries from fire and smoke
- Slips, trips and falls
- Negligent security
- Safety violates and dangerous conditions
Sometimes, people are hurt on property owned by a friend or relative. Many times, that friend or relative will have homeowner’s or other liability insurance that will compensate you for your loss. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your rights.
Insurance Bad Faith
The insurance industry has spent billions of dollars on advertising to convince the public that they are trustworthy. GEICO’s gecko, “Jake, from State Farm,” “Are you in good hands?” etc. They want you to think that they are just normal, likable people rather than large multi-billion-dollar corporations that exist for the sole purpose of making a profit. What is worse is that they have largely succeeded in falsely convincing the public that our legal system is broken and that the culprit is “greedy” lawyers and their clients.
Attorney Bret Southard has spent decades representing insurance companies. Whether it is health insurance, homeowner’s insurance, automobile insurance, or life insurance, contact us to start on the road to obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled.
If a loved one has died due to the negligence of someone else, our attorneys can give you the representation you need during a painful and confusing time. We understand that you are facing emotional trauma and possibly financial issues as well. You are dealing with unexpected funeral bills and medical expenses.
Our empathetic lawyers understand that this is an extremely difficult time. If you have lost a friend or loved one because of the fault of another party, contact the attorneys at Casale, Bonner, Hillman, & Southard, P.C. During a free consultation, we will discuss obtaining the justice that your loved one deserves.