Auto Accidents Caused by Negligence | What to Know

Many auto accidents are caused by negligence. The most common forms of negligence include speeding, driving under the influence, texting and driving, and distracted driving. To learn more about these forms of negligence, continue reading. If you require assistance with a personal injury claim after being injured in an auto accident that was caused by negligence, do not hesitate to turn to our dedicated team of Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can assist you. We would be happy to schedule your initial consultation when you are ready.

What are the most common types of negligence to cause auto accidents?

Auto accidents that are caused by negligence can result in severe, life-altering injuries if not death. The following are the most common forms of negligence that lead to auto accidents each year in the United States:

  • Intoxicated driving: Every day, about 28 people in America pass away in drunk-driving crashes.
  • Speeding: In 2018, speeding was the third leading cause of fatal accidents.
  • Distracted driving: Distracted driving causes about 3,000 deaths per year.
  • Texting and driving: Around 400 fatal crashes occur each year as a direct result of texting and driving.

Can I sue if I was injured in an auto accident that was caused by negligence?

To learn if you are eligible to recover compensation in a personal injury claim after an auto accident, reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney who will walk you through the steps of the legal process ahead. You are likely eligible to file a valid personal injury if you can prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence.

What is the statute of limitations for auto accident personal injury claims in Pennsylvania?

The statute of limitations for auto accident claims in Pennsylvania is generally two years. This means that you will have exactly two years from the date of your auto accident to take legal action. The sooner you can bring attention to your claim, the better. Failure to file your claim within this timeframe may result in you being permanently time-barred. To get started with this process as soon as possible, reach out to our dedicated personal injury attorney today. Our firm is prepared to work towards the compensation you require to heal. To learn more about our services and how we can assist you, give us a call today to schedule your initial consultation with our team.


Friedman Schuman is an experienced and dedicated legal resource for clients throughout Pennsylvania. We proudly serve clients facing a wide range of legal matters. If you require the services of an effective attorney, please contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation.

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