Pennsylvania residents are getting prepared for winter weather. Drivers should remain extra vigilant during inclement weather because, this time of year, limited visibility, ice and even rain can result in treacherous road conditions. Unfortunately, not everyone drives carefully, and breaking the law can result in motor vehicle accidents that cause serious injuries to victims.
On a recent cold and rainy day in Pennsylvania, police reported a serious accident on Interstate 83. According to reports, one driver slammed into another, causing both vehicles to spin out of control and strike a third vehicle. The driver of the first vehicle struck suffered serious injuries as a result of the impact.
An investigation is underway as law enforcement tries to determine the specifics of the crash. According to initial reports, the driver at fault was speeding at the time of the crash. Even though it was pouring down rain, and visibility was poor, the driver chose to disregard the speed limit, resulting in serious injuries to at least one innocent victim. Reports indicate that the at-fault driver also suffered injury during the initial collision.
As the victim attempts to recover both physically and emotionally from the traumatic crash, he or she must also face other stressful matters. Outstanding medical bills, loss of wages due to inability to work, and damages to vehicles and other personal property can feel overwhelming in the days and weeks that follow such a crash. If a victim in a similar situation is considering legal recourse, it may be wise to contact an attorney familiar with cases involving motor vehicle accidents. An attorney can help a client file a civil case against the party at fault, and seek justice and any appropriate compensation in a court of law. Victims need not go it alone, and professional help is just a click or call away.