This week, we take a look at a few accidents and injuries which occurred in the Philadelphia region.
3 Injured, Dozens Displaced In Northeast Philadelphia Apartment Fire
A fire broke out just around 12:30 AM on Tuesday, August 15th at the Canterbury Court apartment complex in Northeast Philadelphia, at Academy Road near Morell Avenue. Firefighters responded to a call within 5 minutes, rescued 50 residents in the building, and rushed the three injury victims to area hospitals. 2 of the injured people were residents, while one firefighter was injured while fighting the blaze. The fire marshal is currently investigating the cause of the fire.
58-Year-Old Man Falls Into Philadelphia Sinkhole
A Philadelphia man suffered minor injuries to his ankle, wrist, and lower back after falling into an 8-foot sinkhole in the Strawberry Mansion section of the city on Saturday, August 11th. Firefighters responded and rescued the man from the hole.
58-year-old Eugene Clarke said that the sinkhole had been there for about a week and that it been had reported to the Philadelphia Water Department. The Department had set up caution tape and orange cones around the hole, but they had been knocked down by a car. Clarke was worried about children playing in the area potentially falling into the hole, and was attempting to set the cones back up when he fell inside.
The Department responded by setting up more cones and yellow tape, but the hole has still not been repaired. While being interviewed by NBC 10, Clarke wondered why a steel plate had not been placed over the hole. This plate could have prevented accidents and injuries before the repair job was completed.
Driver Crashes Into Montgomery County Pizzeria
A vehicle crashed into a pizza restaurant in Montgomery County on Saturday, August 11th. The accident occurred at around 10:30 AM at Goodfellas Pizzeria in Abington. The pizzeria is located on Old York Road, which temporarily closed down between Welsh Road and Roy Avenue as a result of the accident. Police are currently investigating the cause of the crash. No injury information has been made available to the public yet.
How Can Victims Of Preventable Accidents Seek Justice?
If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by someone else, it’s important to be aware of your legal right to financial compensation. As members of a community, we all owe it to each other to behave safely and in a way which does not endanger the safety of our neighbors. When someone violates this duty and injures another person, it’s important for that injury victim to receive the financial assistance he or she needs while recovering from that injury.
Serious injuries often result in serious financial setbacks. You may be struggling with new medical bills, be forced to miss time from work, and suffer from a variety of setbacks in your personal life as well. Fortunately, there are ways to find financial relief after an injury. A reliable personal injury lawyer can help determine who is legally responsible for your accident and hold them liable for specific damages in civil court.
At Monheit Law, we have lawyers who specialize in all types of personal injury cases. We can help guide you through each step of filing a lawsuit, represent you in court, and secure a fair settlement or verdict on your behalf. To find out more about your options and to begin fighting for the financial compensation you deserve, contact us today for a free consultation.