Interstate 76, also known as the Schuylkill Expressway, has been named one of the most dangerous highways in the Philadelphia area. There is often congestion on the expressway and traffic flows quickly and in high volumes which leads to many car accidents on a daily basis. Some of these auto accidents lead to severe injury and death.
Commuters rushing to work often ignore speed limits and change lanes without signaling other drivers that they are doing so, which causes many of the accidents on I-76. An auto accident may also be caused by aggressive driving or traveling too closely. Texting while driving is another growing cause of accidents, even though texting is illegal while behind the wheel of a car.
Regardless of the cause of the accident, if you are injured, you may be concerned that you are unable to provide for your family because you cannot work or worry how you will pay your medical bills.
There have been cases where the driver at fault in a car crash will flee the scene of the accident. This may indicate that the driver was intoxicated or may have had other traffic violations that could have led to arrest. Unfortunately for that driver, leaving the scene of an accident increases the criminal penalties and they will still be responsible for compensating you for your injuries. In addition, Pennsylvania law requires drivers to stop and render aid, if possible. If you have been involved in a hit-and-run, you need to speak to our car accident lawyers who will help you get the compensation you deserve.
If you are involved in an car crash, especially a hit-and-run, on the Schuylkill Expressway or any other Pennsylvania road, contact an attorney as soon as possible. An attorney will collect evidence in cooperation with the police and help you access your uninsured motorist protection, which is required under Pennsylvania law. Our attorneys will simply look out for your best interests so that you are compensated properly.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident on I-76, contact Lundy Law today to learn what rights you may have. You can arrange for a no obligation consultation by completing the simple form on our website or calling us at 1-800-Lundy Law. You may be eligible for compensation for lost wages, medical bills along with pain and suffering.