In August of 2015 I was driving through Elkins Park, PA. My vehicle ran over a construction plate that was covering open gas lines in the road. One of the ones you commonly see in the street and usually treat like a speed bump if you can't go around. I was going about 25-30mph when I ran the plate over. As soon as I did my air bags deployed and cracked my windshield. The car DID NOT hit any objects. The insurance company told me the plate most have struck a sensor underneath the car that deployed air bags. The construction company's name was Caddack of Caddick I believe. The day after the accident they placed all these signs around the plate warning drivers. I have seeked no medical attention for my injuries yet and currently have no health insurance. Do I have a case against this company? I have limited tort unfortunately. I do not know if that makes a difference because this was not a collision.
You may have a good personal injury or property claim. You need to see a lawyer but before that you need to see a doctor
You have no personal injuries and didn't get any medical attention. It's been almost 1 1/2 years. There are no damages. On top of that you have limited tort coverage, which essentially means you have to have suffered a significant permanent injury to file for personal injuries. You sustained some property damage but that is not the same as personal injuries.
An accident which you wish to claim caused personal injuries which were left untreated for over nineteen months will be contested to the point where few if any lawyers would consider accepting same for representation because how injured could you have been? Confirm with local personal injury counsel.
Given that it's been 1 year and 6 months and you have not seen a doctor and have limited tort you don't have a case that many, perhaps any, personal injury lawyers would want. You can certainly contact lawyers directly to get their opinion. It's always better to have not been seriously injured because the money doesn't bring back your health.
Your question states that you were injured. If you were injured, you have benefits under your car instance (first party benefits) which pay for medical treatment up to a certain amount (typically $5k). Ask your company for an application for benefits so that you can get the treatment you need. Regarding the accident itself, that is a strange situation. There are potential claims against a variety of parties, including the city/state that owns the road, the contractor performing the work, any potential sub contractors performing the work, and possibly your vehicle manufacturer considering the air bags deployed for what sounds like a minor event. If you're hurt, go seek a lawyer asap.
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