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Car Accidents: What You Need to Know

The large majority of car accidents are preventable, caused by the negligent or careless actions of drivers who do not operate their vehicles with due care or fail to follow traffic safety laws. Many people don’t understand how severely even a so-called “minor” car accident can impact an individual’s life until they themselves or their loved one is injured in a wreck. In addition to the devastating physical injuries that often result from motor vehicle accidents, victims and their families may suffer from a number of other hardships, including costly medical bills, lost wages, or even wrongful death if the victim’s injuries are fatal.

If your car accident resulted from the careless actions of another driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and property damage. Regardless of how serious the crash was, you should speak with a Philadelphia car accident attorney at The Oakes Firm as soon as possible after an accident.

Car Accident Facts

  • According to the World Health Organization (2018), traffic fatalities were the #1 cause of death among people ages 5-29.

  • According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, up to 50% of all car crashes are caused by distracted drivers.

  • According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, there were a total of 34,247 car crashes involving fatalities on US roads in 2017

  • According to the National Safety Council, car accident deaths per year among US residents have been rising for the last three years.

  • According to SaferAmerica, most fatal car accidents occur on Saturdays.

  • According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 46% of all car accident deaths per year in the US occur on rural roads.


The Oakes Firm is dedicated to helping injured people and grieving families obtain answers, justice, and full compensation. If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident, don’t hesitate to contact us now. We are available 24/7 for a free case consultation to evaluate your potential claims. Learn how an award-winning Philadelphia personal injury lawyer at The Oakes Firm can get you the help you need and the money you deserve.



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