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A car accident can turn your life upside down. Nobody expects to get seriously injured in an auto accident. In a flash, a negligent driver can run a red light, swerve into your path or pull out in front of you. A car accident can happen in an instant and change your life forever.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in Pennsylvania or Ohio, talk to the Pittsburgh personal injury lawyer team at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C., with offices also located in New Castle, Hermitage, Butler and Erie, Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh & Pennsylvania Car Accident Statistics

source: Penndot.gov

Total Motor Vehicle Accidents in Pennsylvania

2015: 127,127
2014: 121,317
2013: 124,149
2012: 124,092
2011: 125,395
2010: 121,312
2009: 121,242
2008: 125,327
2007: 130,675
2006: 128,342

Total Car Accident Deaths in Pennsylvania

2015: 1,200
2014: 1,195
2013: 1,208
2012: 1,310
2011: 1,286
2010: 1,324
2009: 1,256
2008: 1,468
2007: 1,491
2006: 1,525

In 2015, the top 5 counties in Pennsylvania with the highest number of vehicle crashes were:

  1. Allegheny County – includes Pittsburgh (10.0%)
  2. Philadelphia County (9.1%)
  3. Montgomery County (6.7%)
  4. Bucks County (4.7%)
  5. Lancaster County (4.4%)

Allegheny County Specific Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics from 2015

In Allegheny County, where Pittsburgh is located, we saw the following numbers in 2015:

  • 12,665 Total Crashes
  • 49 Fatal Crashes
  • 5,354 Injury Crashes
  • 7,262 Property Damage Only (PDO) Accidents

First, Get Medical Treatment, Then Talk to an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer

After suffering an injury in a car accident, you will be faced with many decisions about your medical care and compensation for lost earnings and pain and suffering. Don’t talk to an insurance company representative until you have the opportunity to understand your rights. Our firm offers a free consultation to assess the circumstances of your car accident case. We will explain your options and help you understand the process of how to collect the money damages you are entitled to. If you retain us as your legal counsel, you will have an experienced, knowledgeable team on your side, handling everything and fighting for maximum money damages.

Top Causes for Motor Vehicle Accidents

There are many reasons that people get into accidents. It’s important to identify some of the top factors that contribute to car wrecks in order to reduce the frequency of accidents, generate awareness, and most importantly – save lives. Some of the top factors for car accidents are as following:

  1. Distracted Driving
  2. Driving while intoxicated
  3. Speeding or Reckless Driving
  4. Bad Weather
  5. Running Red Lights or Stop Signs
  6. Night Driving
  7. Improper Turns or Wrong Way on Roads
  8. Teen or Inexperienced Drivers
  9. Car defects or Tire Blowouts
  10. Work on Construction Zones

Learn more at our Motor Vehicle Accidents page.

We have extensive experience representing clients who have suffered serious injury, or have lost a loved one in any type of car accident on Pennsylvania or Ohio roads, including:

Free Consultation · No Attorneys’ Fees Unless You Recover Money Damages

From our offices in New Castle, Hermitage, Butler and Erie, Pennsylvania, we represent clients in communities throughout the Greater Northern Pittsburgh metro region and throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio. Call us toll free at 1-800-777-4081 or contact us by e-mail to arrange a free consultation with an experienced Pittsburgh car accidents lawyer today.

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