Understanding What a Car Accident Lawyer Can Do for You

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you may be feeling overwhelmed.  With medical appointments, an adjustment in your work schedule, limitations on what you can do in your personal life – not to mention dealing with the pain of your injuries – it can be difficult to know what to do or where to turn.  A Media, PA car accident lawyer can help.

Car accident lawyers have specific experience dealing with car accidents and car accident victims.  They understand the process involved in helping car accident victims recover what they lost.  While a car accident lawyer cannot undo the accident, they can fight on your behalf to make sure you recover everything you are entitled to.

A Car Accident Lawyer Helps You Recover Costs

If you’ve been in a car accident, you may be entitled to recover expenses related to your injuries.  This may include medical expenses, such as:

  • Ambulance bills
  • Emergency room visits
  • X-rays
  • Surgeries
  • Doctor’s visits
  • Physical therapy
  • Medical equipment
  • Prescription medications
  • The cost of transportation to and from medical treatments

Recovery also includes work-related costs.  These costs could potentially include:

  • Lost wages
  • Lost overtime wages
  • Sick time used

If you are no longer able to work, or cannot return to your job because you are no longer able to perform your duties, the cost of retraining or job loss may also be compensable.   You could also be eligible to recover damages for pain and suffering.

Finally, if your car, motorcycle, or bicycle was damaged or totaled in the car accident, you are also entitled to replacement or repair costs.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

There are many common causes of car accidents.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that distracted driving caused almost 3,500 deaths in 2015, as well as car accidents that resulted in 391,000 injuries.  Distractions can include texting, talking on the phone, eating while driving, and any other activity that distracts a driver’s attention from the road.

Drowsy driving is another major source of car accidents.  Did you know that 1 in 25 adult drivers reports falling asleep at the wheel within the past 30 days?  Obviously, this conduct can and does lead to car accidents involving injury and death.

Drunk driving also continues to be a common cause of car accidents.  Drunk drivers injure themselves and their own passengers, as well as innocent pedestrians, bikers, and people in other vehicles.

If You Have Been Injured in a Car Accident

If you have been injured in a car accident, or if you lost a loved one in a car crash, you need a car accident attorney on your side.  At the Law Offices of Steven F. O’Meara, we have the experience you need to pursue your car accident claim.   Whether you were involved in a single car accident or were hit by a distracted, drowsy, or drunk driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.  If you have lost a loved one, you may also be entitled to money for your loss.  Contact us for a consultation at no cost to you.