Experienced Car Accident Lawyers in Portland, PA
- Our Lawyers Have Over 50 years of Personal Injury Law Experience
- Aggressive and Personal Representation
If you or a loved one has been in a car accident in Portland or anywhere in Northampton County, you may be asking yourself if you should seek some legal advice. The car accident may have ruined your day but it doesn’t necessarily have to ruin your life. Call Fisher & Fisher law offices. We have been helping their clients with car accident claims for over 30 years. They serve citizens in Northeastern PA, in Northampton Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Monroe, and Wayne Counties. We have extensive experience recovering the costs of damages and injuries associated with motor vehicle accidents.
Immediately after a car accident victims are usually a little disoriented not thinking particularly clearly. If an insurance company sends you paperwork to sign this is probably not a good time to do it. Insurance companies always seek to limit their liability. After all, they’re in the business of selling insurance. If you are injured in Portland,PA , the long-term costs and treatments for that injury may not be apparent for weeks or months. Rehabilitation often takes months or years. Fisher & Fisher has even represented clients taking legal actions against their own insurance companies.
Caring Portland Auto Accident Attorneys
We care about our clients and always put their interests first. Fisher & Fisher is there to help you stand up for your rights in this difficult time.
Nearly one out of eight drivers have no automobile or liability insurance whatsoever. An even larger percentage of drivers are severely underinsured. So, the chance of being involved with an accident with someone who falls into one of those categories in Portland is rather high. Rest assured that the lawyers at Fisher & Fisher has seen this situation before and know how to pursue legal remedies that will help you recover damages and obtain a settlement.
Accidents in Portland and abroad involving automobiles and trucks or large commercial vehicles are much more likely to cause injuries. In fact, 87% of accidents between large trucks and automobiles result in injuries to the occupants of the automobile. Fisher & Fisher can pursue multiple lines of inquiry to achieve a satisfactory result. For instance, they will determine if the truck was properly maintained. They will inquire if there was faulty equipment. Was the driver using a cell phone at the time of the accident? This is a leading cause of motor vehicle accidents today. Was the driver on medications either over the counter or prescription? Was the driver obeying all traffic regulations while driving and operating the vehicle safely? Was the driver under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or marijuana?
Lawyers for Minor and Major Accidents in Tough Surroundings
Congestion on roadways through and around Portland and the Mount Bethel area seems to grow every year. Traffic flows from the east flows across the river from Columbia, New Jersey and from Wind Gap in the west. Sight-seers often use Portland as a pass-through on their way to New Hope. The scenic drive down 611 along the Delaware River is beautiful but also quite narrow and potentially hazardous. Construction seems to be everywhere all the time. So, drivers are confronted with partially finished roads, sudden lane changes, and excessive signage that is confusing. Local roads are often filled with visitors who are unfamiliar with the roads and the local landmarks. They can swerve or stop suddenly or merge into traffic unexpectedly. It is not uncommon for the new arrivals to run through stop lights or stop signs totally unaware that they did so.
You Are Not the Only One
Last year United States experienced over a million deaths from automobile accidents involving cars, trucks and buses. That’s more than 3,000 everyday. Those accidents also resulted in between 20 and 50 million people who were injured. Some were permanently disabled as the result of the vehicular accidents. The state of Pennsylvania contributed 130,000 reported crashes with 81,000 injuries last year. In fact, two out of three accidents resulted in some kind of injury whether minor or severe. Although the number of deaths by vehicle have gone down slightly the risk of injury continues to rise as people drive more miles every year. Pennsylvania drivers traveled over a billion miles last year. That number should continue to go up as cars become more fuel efficient and people show a preference for automobile travel rather than commercial airline.
Know Your Legal Rights After an Accident
If you are involved in an auto accident, don’t wait. Call now. Call Fisher & Fisher law offices. Our consultation is free and there is absolutely no obligation. We will help you protect your rights and your financial security.