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Car Accidents

Car Accident Lawyers in Pennsylvania

Are you looking for car accident lawyers in Pennyslvania? The attorneys at Kitay Law Offices have represented thousands of drivers who have been in a car accident. We handle several types of car accident cases, some of which include:

  • Head-on collision
  • Caused by texting or cell phone usage
  • Truck accidents
  • Hit and run
  • Involving a drunk driver
  • Multi-vehicle and single-vehicle crash
  • T-Bone accident
  • Rear-ended
  • Sideswiped

First, see a doctor or go to the hospital emergency room if you have been injured in a car accident. Next, you should contact an experienced auto accident attorney at Kitay Law Offices.

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Automobile Accidents

Kitay Law Offices is home to experienced Pennsylvania car accident attorneys. While auto accidents include collisions that involve a car, they also can include trucks like a tractor trailer, 18-wheeler, motorcycle, train, bus, boat, or ATV. In fact, at some time in our lives, most of us will experience an accident and might have even suffered an injury like a broken leg or whiplash. As a result, in some cases you may need a car accident lawyer. For example, determining who is at fault for an auto accident usually requires the investigation and determination of damages by a professional. Sometimes, a car accident may be caused by a negligent driver, a defect in the car, bad weather conditions, a missing or defective street sign, faulty maintenance, or a number of other factors.

You should be aware that in Pennsylvania, the Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law requires insurance companies to give the insured the option of selecting “Limited Tort” or “Full Tort,” with the full tort option being only slightly more expensive than the limited tort option. If you select limited tort, you are usually unable to sue for pain and suffering unless you sustain a serious injury, which has been defined as “death, serious impairment of body function or permanent serious disfigurement.”

Although auto-insurance companies market limited tort policies as a way for you to reduce auto-insurance premiums, the limited tort option severely reduces your ability to receive compensation for your injuries while only marginally reducing the premium expense. It is very important that you choose the “full tort” option on your car insurance.  And if you are not sure whether you have it, call your insurance company and ask. Therefore, if you or someone you know has been injured or incurred financial damages as the result of an auto accident, call Kitay Law Offices at 1-888-KITAY-LAW for a free consultation and case evaluation.

Automobile Accident Causes

Car accidents can have many causes, from a distracted driver who just got their license, to an experienced driver who just got lazy following the rules of the road. Car accidents are also caused by failure to exercise caution during bad weather conditions and other problems like poor road design and maintenance. Additionally, the PA Department of Transportation (PennDOT) provides a pretty good mapping system for the entire state of Pennsylvania. You can check this map prior to a drive for things like bad weather road conditions, closures and construction. You can find the mapping system here: https://www.511pa.com.

If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, it is important to know exactly what happened so you can understand the cause and your rights. You will want to speak with an auto accident attorney to make sense of it all.

Was the accident the driver’s fault?

The driver is to blame for many car accidents. For instance, such errors or mistakes might be caused by the driver:

  • Being high on drugs or drunk on alcohol
  • Texting and driving
  • Taking their eyes off of the road to change the radio station
  • Falling asleep at the wheel
  • Speeding or driving too fast in bad weather
  • Blowing through red lights and stop signs
  • Disregarding traffics signs and signals

As a result, it’s important to always follow the rules of the road. Therefore, limit distractions and take a break if you are too tired to concentrate. Remember, one mistake can change lives forever.

Was there a problem on the road?

If the driver is not at fault, the road itself might have caused the accident. Problems with the road can include:

  • Signs or signals hidden by trees, snow, or ice
  • Slippery roads caused by ice, rain, oil, snow or trash
  • Missing, broken, or poorly placed signs or signals
  • Bad road design
  • Poor road maintenance
  • Cracks and potholes
  • Road or lane construction

City, state, and county government agencies are responsible for designing roads as well as maintaining the roads so they are safe. Therefore, if your accident results from one the these problems you might be able to sue.

However, these kinds of car accident cases are complicated. You can’t just sue the government because a big pothole caused an accident. Your attorney will have to complete a detailed investigation. Further, special rules apply when suing a government agency. Therefore, ensure your attorney has experience in these types of accidents.

For most cases, you have two years to sue for your injuries in Pennsylvania. This is the official statute of limitations for car accidents in Pennsylvania. Yes, that may sound like a long time, but it goes by quickly after an accident occurs. So, don’t wait to have your case evaluated. Call Kitay Law Offices today for a free consultation at 888-KITAYLAW.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your questions about car accident law.

What’s the first thing I should do if I am injured in an accident?

The most important thing is your health, so be seen by a doctor immediately so that your injury is treated and you are provided care. Next, you should seek legal advice as soon as possible as Personal Injury cases must be investigated quickly. If you wait, you may cause very important evidence to be lost forever, which could have negative effect on your potential case. You should always call the police and have an accident report filled out.

Want to know more about what can cause a car accident?

Hazardous Road Conditions
The weather in Pennsylvania can wreak havoc on the roadways. It is possible for your car to pin out of control when you suddenly hit a pothole. You might even hit other vehicles. If this case, the state or government agency like PENDOT should be held liable. It is their responsibility to make sure that the roads are clear of things like potholes, sinkholes and cracks in the road.

Drunk Drivers
Every person should know that drunk driving is irresponsible and dangerous. Even still, drunk drivers continue to crash into other cars and send innocent people to the hospital. Often time causing bag injuries, permanent disabilities or even death.

Crazy or aggressive driving
Some drivers allow their anger, frustration and impatience to turn into aggressive driving. They might intentionally cause harm to others on the road by tailgating, weaving in and out of traffic, or by intimidating other drivers into getting out of the way.

Distracted driving
Even though there are rules against texting and hold a cell phone in your hand while driving in Pennsylvania, people still do it. This type of distracted driving continues to be a major problem on the roadways. Unfortunately, many people do not realize just how dangerous texting while driving can be until it is too late and they have caused serious damage, injuries or even death.

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dayetzi mendoza
18:59 02 Nov 18
I highly recommend them. They fight for your case until you win!!! I’m very content with my results.
David Daiello
David Daiello
15:54 02 Nov 18
Mr. Ken Kitay is very professional and I have been dealing with him and known him for about 15 years. He has been not only my attorney,but we have used him in several family members cases as well. When you deal with mr. kitay and his staff ,you're not only a client ,your family! Mr. Kitay and his team only know one thing ,your best interest and how to win!! On behalf of myself and my family, there's no one better we can recommend, A TRUE WINNING TEAM!!! And on a final note ,my family not only had a great attorney, he is part of our family for life. Thank you and may God bless you and your staff as you have blessed my family .
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Jocelyn Gabriel
16:06 21 Sep 18
I have known Ken through a mutual friend for over 2 years. Over those 2 years Ken has been a great mentor, friend and my own personal attorney. His staff is helpful and responsive to all my questions and provides great service. Ken has a good team and they're great at what they do. I strongly recommend Ken to anyone who needs an attorney!
Iliana Cruz
Iliana Cruz
20:26 20 Aug 18
Ken was very caring and concerned about my legal situation. Ken was also very attentive and showed me the direction to take. The law firm handled my social security case and did an excellent job. I didn't have to do anything. I'll refer all my friends and family to Kitay Law offices they are amazing.
Erica Julia
Erica Julia
20:12 20 Aug 18
Ken gave me good advice and tried to help me as much as he could. He gave me a couple of different options and directions to take for my legal issue. Id refer all my friends and family to Ken
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Maria Garcia
16:40 17 Aug 18
Ken Kitay is a great attorney. I think he is very kindhearted, smart and knows what he is doing. I feel very comfortable with him it's like I have known him forever. I recommend all my friends and family to Kitay Law Offices.
Maiker Lora
Maiker Lora
22:41 05 Jun 18
While no one wishes to find themselves injured, one word describes Kitay The Best . Kitay knows what he is doing. Ken is really knowledgable, trustworthy, smart and knows the right people... Kitay is an attorney who can guide you through the process. I was very impressed with Kitay's ability. I always refer all my friends and family to Ken Kitay.
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Sami Kobeissi
Sami Kobeissi
2018-12-17T22:39:28+0000
I appreciate the professional manner in which the personnel in your office handle themselves. They are very warm and welcoming. They put you at ease during your visit to the office. Also, the lawyers respond to your inquiries in very expeditious and gentle manner Thank you
Esther Algarin
Esther Algarin
2018-12-14T19:52:34+0000
I am very pleased with this office. I'm very pleased with the work. They have always been very precise. Yesenia and the Reading staff have always been responsive and attentive as well as courteous to all my needs regarding my legal issues. I recommend Kitay Law Offices to all my friends and family even my brother in New Jersey asked me to call you regarding his case and Dawn is pretty cool as well.
Ahndrehah Espinosa
Ahndrehah Espinosa
2018-11-07T19:20:06+0000
Ken and his staff always have a lot of honesty and integrity. I’m always treated first class and like family .
Bill Hanna
Bill Hanna
2018-11-04T01:49:06+0000
Kitay Law Firm has been by my side since 2012 ,when others turned me away. I appreciate the family atmosphere ,while they still maintaining a professional relationship. I had a scheduling conflict this week.Yesenia Justiniano dropped everything, and resolved the problem rapidly, that is within an hour. I know who is reliable in the Reading Area. When was the last time a law firm really went the extra mile for their clients. Trust is number one with me ,while other firms promise success with minimal results. Thank you Ken and staff for providing an invaluable service. Without your support I would not have made it this far with my injuries, work difficulties and recoveries.God bless Bill
Carlos Ruben
Carlos Ruben
2018-11-03T00:41:37+0000
buen servicio y un personal muy profecional y muy familiarizado siempre dispuestos a ayudarte.
Yahaira Hood
Yahaira Hood
2018-11-02T19:32:08+0000
Great service and amazing staff
Bryan Justiniano
Bryan Justiniano
2018-11-01T19:37:07+0000
Very professional staff and lawyers. Would recommend to anyone in need.
Anita Justiniano
Anita Justiniano
2018-10-30T01:06:01+0000
We have found their staff to be very professional and helpful. Family and coworker referrals have been made. The attorney's here as well as their support staff do outstanding work. Thank you for all your help.
Ian B Harris
Ian B Harris
2018-10-29T17:50:16+0000
Fantastic Law Office. Patient, understanding and capable.
Brian Lee
Brian Lee
2018-10-29T17:44:08+0000
Great service. Easy to work with and there for me when I needed them.
Danielle Marcano
Danielle Marcano
2018-10-29T15:22:51+0000
I love Kitty Law Offices! Made a painful situation go with as much ease as possible. I highly recommend them!
Lupe Weckstein
Lupe Weckstein
2017-05-05T13:50:04+0000
Josie Ortiz
Josie Ortiz
2016-10-22T20:23:37+0000
I'm very excited to be part of one of the BEST Law Firms in the area, high energy office and well organized. The staff makes you feel like you are part of the family.
John Daly
John Daly
2016-09-14T22:55:42+0000
Kitay law treats its clients,staff and internal support personnel very well, like a family.
Perla Vinasco
Perla Vinasco
2016-08-28T03:41:59+0000
Keyra Milburn-Bryant
Keyra Milburn-Bryant
2016-07-27T16:46:24+0000
Kenneth Kitay an Associates are great!!! Mr. Kitay went above an beyond for me. He was a good laywer. And I thank them for all their help!!
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