Chester, PA Car Accident Lawyer

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    Residents of Chester, PA are rightfully frustrated with the high incidence of car crashes occurring in this area. Whether the causes are dangerous road conditions or drunk drivers, there is no greater pain than the loss of life or when someone is injured in a car crash due to someone else’s carelessness. There are chaotic examples in Chester, PA. In November 2018, there were reports of 250 car accidents reported just between the hours of 10:15 a.m. and 4 p.m. due to the lack of preparation for a storm that was colder than was forecasted and roads were left untreated. Everyone who cares for and drives has a duty to be careful. This obligation transcends any excuses because motorists’ lives are at risk.

    If you or someone you love has been injured in a car crash due to the negligence of another entity or individual, you shouldn’t let this tragedy destroy your entire life and your health permanently. The accomplished team of attorneys of The Reiff Law Firm is skilled in representing victims of car injuries in Chester, PA. Their achievements in obtaining compensation in severe injury cases have brought hope and dreams back to the lives of people after what was possibly the worst time of their lives. To schedule a free legal consultation call (215) 709-6940.

    Breakdown of Car Accident Representation in Chester, PA

    Personal injury lawsuits are typically brought in civil court. The person who initiates the suit is called “plaintiff.” The plaintiff can be the injured persons or their surviving loved ones in the case of wrongful deaths.

    The legal bases or causes of action for these lawsuits can vary or be combined due to the varying nature of these car crash conditions. A skilled personal injury lawyer will incorporate all the causes of action in a lawsuit in order to ensure the best possible outcome for the injured victims. Examples of these legal causes of action include:

    Car Accidents Caused by Negligent Maintenance of Roads

    Negligent maintenance of roads, structures, and traffic control devices is a common cause of car crashes. While government agencies have what is called “sovereign immunity” that exempts them of liability, the Pennsylvania legislature has enacted an exception for situations when the government agencies fail to take care of public roads and highways. Common causes of accidents due to negligent maintenance of roads include:

    • Failure to remove ice or warn of slippery roads and dangerous road conditions
    • Potholes
    • Inadequate signage
    • Improper drainage systems
    • Failure to maintain and set the proper pitch to the streets
    • Failure to remove abandoned vehicles and hazardous obstructions
    • Defective control devices
    • Failure to provide adequate rails

    Driver negligence is related to distracted drivers, driving under the influence (DUI), aggressive driving and driver errors. Pennsylvania has been ranked as one of the states with the highest number of aggressive drivers in the nationwide. These types of accidents have touched many families in Chester, PA and proper legal recovery for their injuries are available.

    Premises Liability

    The theory of premises liability with respect to roads relates to the duty that highway and road administrators have to ensure streets are safe of hazards. If there is an accident or there are dangerous road conditions, there is a duty to warn drivers and take measures to fix the problems. Pennsylvania roads are the property of the Commonwealth. Therefore, the state has a responsibility to keep the premises safe just like any other property owner.

    Car Defect Lawsuits

    Manufacturing and other car engineering defects can cause especially tragic accidents in that the negligence is often unknown until the problem arises. A seasoned personal injury lawyer should be well prepared to help the plaintiff navigate through this process. These cases can require a lot of technical information that is not always self-evident.

    There are instances when a car defect arises at the time of a car crash, causing more severe injuries that would have occurred otherwise. This is known as the “doctrine of crashworthiness.” Pursuant to this doctrine, the car manufacturer will be responsible for the level of damage or worsening conditions that the defect caused. For example, there are instances a crash or sudden smash provokes a fire due to defective gas tanks. A potentially minor collision turns to be a major tragedy due to a car manufacturer error in designing or building the part triggering the fire.

    Full Tort Coverage in Chester, PA

    The term “tort coverage” is a fancy way to state that Pennsylvania residents have a wide array of rights that can be pursued in car accident injury cases. Family members can sue for their losses as well as for wrongful death when a loved one dies. There are no specific limitations or exclusions as to monetary awards. Examples of financial recovery include:

    • Medical treatment
    • Vehicle and other property losses
    • Lost past and future wages
    • Loss of quality of life
    • Pain and emotional suffering
    • Punitive damages or monetary award as punishment for careless or reckless behavior

    Call Your Award-Winning Chester, PA Car Accident Lawyers

    The award-winning team of The Reiff Law Firm is known for a relentless dedication to serving their clients. Our accomplishments are a sign of an enduring commitment to bringing results, which include significant monetary awards as well as a high quality and ethical, legal representation. For more than 35 years we have been serving victims of car accident injuries in Chester, PA and surrounding neighborhoods. We get paid if compensation is awarded to our clients first. Call (215) 709-6940 to schedule a consultation.

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    ...I want to say that the Reiff Law Firm changed my entire life with handling of my legal case.

    As a former client, I want to say that the Reiff Law Firm changed my entire life with handling of my legal case. I was in a very serious automobile accident with severe injuries to neck and back areas. I contacted the law firm and asked what to do with the medical bills and how do I get the correct representation against the individual who rear-ended my car. In short, the firm took complete control of the case contacting my insurance company and asking for all the medical bills and legal matters be sent directly to them. I was able to get treatment from my doctor without worrying about the legal stuff. Furthermore, two years later the case was settled for a substantial amount of money. My life was much better due to the firm handling of my case. My attorneys at Reiff Law Firm are absolutely the best and I have recommended to my family friends. Thanks Reiff Law Firm.

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    I’m very comfortable to say there’s no better in the city.

    Before meeting with Jeffrey Reiff and Bob Szostak from the Reiff law firm I’ve consulted with a few other injury attorneys in the Philadelphia region. Difference was, these guys know their stuff! I was absolutely blown away by how compassionate and welcome this law firm makes you feel. Once signed with them I never went a single week without staying in the loop with the progress and updates these guys have on your case. Working with them for some time turned what was an injury case, into a family! From calls and meetings, to just calling in to say “hi how’s everything going” I’ve never felt like a beat was skipped. I’d recommended the Reiff law firm 100%! I’m very comfortable to say there’s no better in the city. The awards they’ve earned over the years speaks for itself! I can never thank the Reiff law firm and Bob Szostak enough for everything they’ve done, their professionalism, compassion and all of their knowledge and experience! Highly rated! Best in the city! I look forward continuing our relationship in the future. Thanks again My Reiff family!

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    What started out as a time for me that included a lot of doubt, questions and hopelessness has turned into one of a hopeful future.

    I highly recommend the team at the Reiff Law Firm. Both Jeff and Robert were there to guide me through a very difficult time. What started out as a time for me that included a lot of doubt, questions and hopelessness has turned into one of a hopeful future. The team at the Reiff Law Firm made me feel at ease and I had no doubts trusting them with various concerns. They kept me informed every step of the way without making me feel overwhelmed or anxious. Don't hesitate to contact them for your legal needs - especially if you want a team that has the utmost concern and compassion for their clients.

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    ...without them I would have been lost.

    I can’t say enough great things about the Attorneys at the Reiff Law Firm. They made me feel at ease when I was going through a very difficult time in my life. Never being in a situation like this I was so unsure of where to start and how to go about the process. Justin gave me options where I thought I had none and explained everything in a way that I could understand. Justin and the team helped me arrange all of the treatment and therapy that I needed, without them I would have been lost. My attorney John went to bat for me like no one else could have, his knowledge and professionalism is unmatched. If anyone is ever in need of a team of attorneys the Reiff Law Firm is my ONLY recommendation.

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    I was referred to the Reiff Law Firm by a friend who had previously been a client of the firm. My friend told me that the Reiff Firm had done an incredible job handling his case and treated him like family. My friend's recommendation was spot on. I am going to miss them now that my case is over. Attorney Reiff and Attorney Toczydlowski are excellent attorneys. They really care. They got me an INCREDIBLE RESULT. Most importantly they were there for me during some extremely dark and difficult times in my life. I highly recommend the Reiff Law Firm to anyone seeking the very best legal representation for injuries they suffered in an accident.

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    ...what started as a small settlement ended $100, 000 more than expected.

    I greatly appreciate the care and compassion the Reiff Law Firm has given to my family at a very difficult time. They left no stone unturned in their investigation and what started as a small settlement ended $100, 000 more than expected. They did not give up and treated us like family.

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