Car Accidents

Philadelphia Accident Lawyer

At the personal injury law firm of Sheridan & Murray, our Pennsylvania and New Jersey car accident lawyers know that driving is as much a part of most people’s lives as eating and sleeping. With so much time spent on the road, accidents are an unfortunate reality. Though many auto accidents may seem minor, life changing injuries or fatalities can occur that are not your fault.

Our Pennsylvania and New Jersey car accident lawyers have the experience necessary to effectively manage car accident injury and wrongful death claims, and will work diligently to obtain the financial compensation that you deserve.

Please take the time to review our frequently asked questions section below. If you have any questions, we invite you to contact our attorneys for a free consultation.

What you need to know about auto and car accidents

At the law offices of Sheridan & Murray, our Philadelphia and New Jersey car accident lawyers know and understand your rights, and will aggressively and effectively pursue a claim on your behalf.
Did you know that:

  • Car accidents are the leading cause of death for individuals between the ages of six and 27.
  • Many of these deaths, and the millions of injuries caused by car accidents, might have been avoided if the drivers involved had exercised more caution.
  • Accident related injuries can have a serious, life changing impact on the lives of the victim and the victim’s family.
  • Automobile accident victims often face extensive property damage to their vehicle, high medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, severe injury, permanent disability, or even death.
  • In an car accident, the occupants often suffer injuries from not only the primary impact of the other car, but also from the secondary impact within one’s own vehicle.

In many instances, car accidents are the result of driver distraction or carelessness. From cell phone use, to speeding, and substance abuse, bad driving constantly puts people at risk. Even the most cautious drivers can find themselves in unexpected situations that result in injury or death. Don’t let bad drivers take away your rights. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed by a careless driver, the Philadelphia and New Jersey-based car accident lawyers of Sheridan & Murray can provide exceptional legal assistance to help you and your loved ones in your time of need.

While automobile accidents are by far the most common vehicle collisions, an ever-rising number of accidents involving motorcycles, ATV’s, commercial vehicles, and tractor-trailer trucks reflect how widespread motor vehicle collisions have become. Statistics for car accidents in New Jersey and Pennsylvania are steadily rising. The car accident lawyers at Sheridan & Murray understand these types of personal injury claims and have the experience necessary to help you and your family successfully prosecute the claim.

Our experienced team of personal injury trial lawyers have extensive experience handling all types of motor vehicle accidents. We have a unique understanding of the impact that a car accident can have on a person’s life and the life of their family. Our trial attorneys have the experience and expertise that you can rely on during this difficult time. Let us help you obtain the compensation that you deserve.

We are aggressive and experienced and always have your best interests in mind. We have the expertise necessary to navigate the most complex and devastating cases. If you or a family member has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, the trial attorneys at Sheridan & Murray can help. With offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Audubon, New Jersey, we have represented people injured and killed in car accidents throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Our lawyers will fight to help you obtain the compensation to which you are legally entitled.

What types of compensation can I get?

Our experienced car accident lawyers will not only assist you in filing an auto accident claim with your own insurance company, they will also file an auto accident lawsuit if necessary to protect your legal rights. An auto accident lawsuit and claim for damages should be pursued against all available entities to ensure that you receive maximum damages both for your injuries and any other losses that you may suffer.

Our car accident lawyers can help you obtain compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Past and future loss of income
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Loss of the enjoyment of life
  • Disfigurement / Scarring
  • Physical / Mental impairment
  • Loss of consortium
  • Funeral expenses (wrongful death)
  • Punitive damages (if applicable)

If you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile or car accident, it is important to seek legal advice, as you may be entitled to financial compensation or other relief. Our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey-based car accident lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Why should I choose Sheridan & Murray?

Our trial lawyers work closely with engineers, bio mechanical experts, visual acuity experts, toxicologists, physicians, and various other experts to ensure that your case receives the attention it deserves and you obtain the compensation to which you are entitled.

While car accidents make up a significant portion of personal injury and wrongful death claims, it would be wrong to think that they are always simple to resolve. The car accident lawyers at Sheridan & Murray understand the rules of the road and the special duties imposed upon vehicle operators and drivers. Our expertise and experience allows us to help our clients successfully pursue personal injury and wrongful death claims arising out of car accidents and we can help you as well.

Dealing with insurance companies after the accident

Immediately after an automobile accident occurs, you are often bombarded by adjusters and claims representatives for insurance companies seeking information concerning the accident. While you are obligated to report the accident to your own insurance carrier, you may not be required to give a recorded statement to your own insurance carrier (this depends upon your specific insurance policy) and are certainly not required to speak to the other driver’s insurance carrier.

These insurance companies are not out to help you – they are there to minimize your claim and protect their own exposure. You cannot trust insurance companies in this situation. Insurance companies are in the business of making money and minimizing your claim because it helps protect their bottom line.

Dealing with insurance companies after an accident can be very difficult. The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey -based car accident lawyers at Sheridan & Murray understand this process and will help guide you through it. Send us information about your or a loved one’s auto accident to initiate a free case review. A lawyer from our offices will contact you shortly to discuss your case in further depth.

What other types of vehicle accident cases do we accept?

At Sheridan & Murray our car accident lawyers are experienced and can handle all types of motor vehicle cases. Please review the list below and contact one of the attorneys at our firm for information on how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.

  • Trucking Accidents
  • Tractor-Trailer Accidents
  • Commercial Vehicle Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • Commercial Carrier Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • ATV Accidents
  • Seatbelt Failures
  • Vehicle Rollover Accidents
  • Roof Crush & Collapse
  • Airbag / Failure to Deploy Claims
  • Roadway Design & Defect Claims
Authored by:
free legal help