As young children we are taught how to safely cross the street, however, all too often, accidents occur between pedestrians and automobiles when inattentive drivers fail to yield to pedestrians. Most often, collisions involving pedestrians are due to driver’s negligence. Were you or a family member injured in a Pennsylvania pedestrian accident? If so, you may be entitled to monetary damages for pain and suffering, medical expenses, and lost wages. If so, you need to call the personal injury attorneys at Donaghue & Labrum, LLP.
Did You Know?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2010, there were 4,280 fatalities and an estimated 70,000 injuries as a result of traffic accidents in the United States. That means that on average, a pedestrian was killed every two hours and injured every eight minutes in a traffic accident. In Pennsylvania alone, there were approximately 4,673 pedestrian related accidents that year (PennDOT).
Pedestrian accidents often occur when drivers are not paying attention or fail to yield to pedestrians crossing a crosswalk. Pedestrian accidents can happen anywhere – on sidewalks, in parking lots, at crosswalks, or anywhere a vehicle and a pedestrian may meet. We know that when vehicles strike pedestrians, the repercussions can be devastating. Whenever metal, steel, and glass collide with a human being, the injuries that result can be very serious and require considerable compensation for medical expenses and lost wages.
How We Can Help
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, you need to speak to a experienced pedestrian accident attorney immediately. If you are a pedestrian who was injured as a result of a vehicle, you need to talk with one of our attorneys; as you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. For a free consultation, call us today at (610) 565-9120. We also make in-home appointments.