No matter how safe someone is while driving, car wrecks can happen anywhere at any time. There is no single type of car accident, and Cumberland County motorists should be aware of the varying difficulties associated with different kinds of collisions. Knowing the rules of the road, and how these types of accidents happen, can go a long way in protecting yourself and your family from harm.
As defined by state law, failure to yield is when a driver fails to stop at an intersection when they do not have the right-of-way. Which is the legal right of the motorist to proceed in front of another vehicle when they are set to intersect.
Some examples of right-of-way situations include a person who has a green light or a pedestrian who is at a crosswalk at a four-way stop. Motorists must usually yield to the person to the right.
It may be hard to prove who had the right-of-way in the event of a failure to yield collision. When both motorists in the accident are alleging that they had the green light or the right-of-way, it can become difficult to prove who was correct if no camera caught it.
Insurance companies of the respective parties will investigate the accident and attempt to find out who was at fault. A Cumberland County attorney could also investigate these cases by going to the scene, looking at the surroundings, speaking to witnesses, reviewing the police report, and requesting video footage from intersectional lights or dashcams. It could be beneficial to work with a law firm in our area as opposed to a solo practitioner, because larger law firms have more resources to investigate claims of disputed liability, which are common in right-of-way accidents. Firms also have more attorneys, which allows for more collaboration and experience.
A side-impact collision, colloquially called a T-bone accident, is when the front of one car crashes into the side of another. This often happens when one driver fails to stop at a stop sign or a traffic light, or fails to yield to the right-of-way.
In many cases, the damage is to the side of one vehicle and the front of another, so there is usually airbag deployment. Car doors can collapse inward, causing drivers to have a difficult time getting out of the vehicle. T-bones usually produce more property damage and catastrophic injuries.
The damages that a person involved in a T-bone collision may sustain include severe injuries to their back, neck, and spine, in addition to broken bones, head injuries, or even death.
An attorney could investigate the cause of the collision, compile evidence and witnesses, and determine liability. Our team could help navigate insurance to make sure that the injured party is getting treatment. Our goal is to help injured claimants recover monetary damages for bodily injuries and emotional suffering caused by someone else’s negligence.
A rollover accident occurs when a vehicle tips over onto its side or the roof. They could be caused by a collision with another driver or by striking an object. Rollover crashes are much more likely to involve fatalities and serious injuries because they tend to be more violent than other crashes.
A motorist likely can’t prepare for a rollover if they are hit from either the side or behind at a high rate of speed. They might find an obstacle in their way, like a deer or a child, for which they have to make a sharp turn to avoid, thereby causing them to tip over. There could also be a malfunction with the tires or brakes, which might give rise to a defective product suit.
No matter where your vehicle was hit, or how the accident happened, you should have a personal injury attorney to advocate for you in court. Experienced Cumberland County attorneys have handled many types of car accident cases and could fight to recover the damages you are owed. Call today to discuss the merits of your case.
This team is incredible. They are friendly and knowledgeable. I appreciate everything they have done for me and would recommend them to anyone. Overall great experience
My case settled recently after lasting 4 years. Grungo and Colarulo’s law firm were able to secure a large settlement award for my slip and fall accident. This money will help secure my future for the permanent injury I received as a result of the slip and fall. Everyone was very caring, and kept me informed throughout the entire process. Christine Lafferty is an excellent litigation lawyer. I highly recommend using them if you have been injured or in an accident. I hope I am never in a situation again to need their services, but I know who to go to if I, or any of my family members are ever injured. Thanks Grungo and Colarulo and staff for your compassionate service!
Thank you so much Grungo and Colarulo for helping me with my case. Special thanks to Erica Domingo, Esquire and her team. Erica Domingo and her team was very nice and helped me tremendously throughout my case like more than one year and half. They gave me the right advice and guided me through every step of my case. They gave me prompt and clear responses to all my questions. In addition, Erica and her team provided me with all the what if scenarios so that I can have a clear vison of the steps ahead.
I would definitely recommend Grungo and Colarulo.
Thanks again Erica Domingo, Esquire and her team
My wife and I reached out to Grungo Colarulo in 2020 for advise on a legal matter. After a meeting with the Attorney and Paralegal, we decided to go forward with a case. This case required a lot of documentation, and expert review of the documentation which was aquired. Throughout the process, we were kept up to date monthly, and Grungo Colarulo was always responsive to any questions that we had. The entire staff at Grungo Colarulo are very professional, caring, and willing to go the extra mile. This firm is a definite recommend!
I left five (5) stars only because that’s as many as I could leave. If I could, I would have left 100 stars. Bob & Christine are the absolute best! My settlement far exceeded what I ever imagined. They are professional, friendly, and really listened to what I had to say. They kept me up to date with the progress of my case every step of the way. I can’t recommend them highly enough.
Very professional, communicates well, makes me feel like they have my best interest at heart, and overall just a great company. Christine and the whole team has been on top of everything. Would definitely recommend!! 10/10
First and foremost I would like to thank the whole team at Grungo Colarulo!! In addition to that, Stephanie & Riley & Drenna have done such an outstanding job taking care of me in such a difficult and low point of my life. I was in a bad car accident & did not know how to move forward with what to do and how to process. Those ladies were there every step, every inch, every mile & beyond with helping me when I had no idea how to navigate. I will forever be thankful for them and for the outcome of my case! If you ever need assistance I highly recommend this practice!!! Beyond professional, helpful, precise, caring, knowledgeable & humble!!!
From my first phone call to the end of my case this firm was on the ball!! Always responsive and professional and kept me up to date and informed. This is my firm for any future needs!
This was my first time ever having to have a lawyer for an automobile accident. From the beginning they took care of everything. They put me at ease so I could concentrate on my medical needs. Everyone I spoke to during the process were always extremely pleasant and knowledgeable.
Thank you to Grungo Colarulo for representing me and getting the settlement you did to help me move forward. I would highly recommend Grungo Colarulo to anyone who wants outstanding legal representation.
This team has been nothing but gentle an generous. Being as this was my first time dealing with a worker’s compensation case I was lost and nervous. But the Grungo Colarulo team has made me feel as comfortable as possible. My needs were addressed with care in a timely fashion. I knew what was going on every step of the way.
Oh, did I mention, WE WON …
This teams knowledge of the industry is TOP NOTCH!
A dear family friend referred us to a young attorney named Rich Grungo, Jr. We wanted answers and if necessary, justice for our father. From day one of a five-year journey, Mr. Rich Grungo, Jr. made our family and our pain his own. The man never stopped working for us. He kept us informed every step of the way. Questions were answered quickly and with great compassion and expertise. Even though Rich was always busy, he was never too busy for us. We always felt like we were his only clients
I had the opportunity to observe Mr. Grungo work in this case, both in the courtroom on the technical matters of the motions and also as his presentation to the jury in opening and presenting witnesses as well as utilizing animations… and drawings and films that were necessary for a proper understanding of the case…At all times during the presentation, Mr. Grungo operated mostly without notes and questioned the witnesses in a conversational manner which made it most effective. **
Thank you for everything. I honestly felt like you treated my son like he was your own son, for that I am grateful. I would recommend your services to anyone. Thanks for being so awesome to both of us.
It was a pleasure working with Bill. He constantly kept me informed. I would recommend Bill and his firm to anybody I know. They’ll be in good hands.
I had the opportunity to retain Mr. Colarulo for a vehicle accident I encountered. I give him my highest recommendation for anyone in need of an excellent Personal Injury Attorney. Not only does he have an in depth knowledge of the legal field, but he emanates a sense of trust-worthiness that makes you feel secure during the entire process. Mr. Colarulo has the knowledge, drive and enthusiasm that will get the job done for you. He comes highly recommended.
Hi Rich, Well I’m on my way up to college to finish packing my son’s stuff up and to go to his Graduation tomorrow. It’s hard to believe how fast and how slow, at the same time 5 years can go by. I was just thinking of you as I am getting ready to leave and wanted to thank you once again for everything you have done for my son’s future. You are a good and just man. God Bless to you and your family.
Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.