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Category Archives: Car Accidents

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Can a Passenger Sue a Driver After a Car Accident?

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Drivers are not the only ones injured in car accidents. In many cases, some of the most catastrophic injuries suffered are passengers in a motor vehicle accident. If you were a passenger in a car accident, you likely face substantial medical bills, the loss of wages due to your inability to return to work,… Read More »

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Personal Injuries Due to Automobile Defects

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

The National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Survey, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report that over 44,000 accidents happen every year due to manufacturing defects in automobiles. While some automobile manufacturers will issue recall notices, many times defective parts and components are not discovered quickly enough to prevent accidents. Automobile Defects  Automobile… Read More »

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Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome After a Car Accident

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

Most people understand that car accident victims will likely have physical injuries. However, the panic and fear that accompany a car accident can make people feel terrified and overwhelmed. While the physical injuries suffered may be catastrophic, if the accident was bad enough, you may also suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Studies have… Read More »

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Hit and Run Accidents

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

When a car crash happens, every second counts if there have been serious injuries. If a driver flees the scene of crash, they are not only attempting to escape from liability, they may also be denying medical assistance to those in desperate need of it. The unfortunate statistics seem to show that the number… Read More »

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Suing the Driver if Injured as a Passenger

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, 43% of car accident deaths involved passenger car occupants in the state of Pennsylvania. If you were a passenger in a vehicle involved in a car accident, talking to an experienced personal injury attorney can help you understand your rights, and learn how you may receive as… Read More »

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How Fault is Determined: Pedestrian and Vehicle Accidents

By O'Donnell Law Offices |

“The pedestrian has the right of way.”  We have all heard this old adage, but from a legal standpoint, it is not always correct.  Accidents involving pedestrians and vehicles are on the rise, and laws have changed significantly regarding the establishment of fault. According to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, over 6,000 pedestrians were… Read More »

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