Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration a pedestrian is killed in a traffic accident every 2 hours, and pedestrian injuries occur every 8 minutes. These collisions are a result of distracted driving, negligent driving, and drivers failing to yield to pedestrians. The pedestrian injury attorneys at the Pisanchyn Law Firm have fought on behalf of pedestrians and bicyclists after a negligent driver injured them or their loved one.
Sharing the road is key to enjoyment and safety for all utilizing busy roadways. Cars, trucks, bicyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians are all responsible to behave legally and safely. Motorists, especially those driving the bigger, heavier vehicles, have a particular obligation to share the road, be attentive and safely operate their vehicles.
The Pisanchyn Law Firm’s experienced pedestrian injury attorneys can help you pursue justice and compensation if you or a loved one have been injured or lost a life in a pedestrian accident. Call 1-800-444-5309 for a free consultation.
COMMON CAUSES OF PEDESTRIAN INJURIES INCLUDE:
The most common cause for most pedestrian-car accidents is negligence. Pedestrians aren’t always blameless, distracted walkers, not paying attention to crosswalks and pedestrian traffic lights can all be to blame. Other common causes of pedestrian accidents include:
- Intoxicated driving
- Running red lights and hitting pedestrians in the crosswalk
- Right turns through crosswalks without looking for pedestrians
- Distracted driving, such as driving while texting
- Illegally parked cars making it difficult to see pedestrians and bicycles
COMMON PEDESTRIAN INJURIES
In a collision between a car and a pedestrian, devastating results are almost always inevitable. Pedestrians have little to no protection when matched against a car or truck. As a result, the injuries springing from these accidents are both severe and one-sided.The pedestrian injury attorneys at the Pisanchyn Law Firm have helped victims who have suffered:
These injuries don’t just cause extensive pain and suffering, they also carry with them staggering medical expenses. A personal injury case can help you handle the heavy burden brought on by the driver’s negligence.
OUR PENNSYLVANIA PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS CAN HELP
You or your loved one could receive compensation for pain, suffering, lost wages, medical bills, permanent disability, and other damages. This area of law is very complicated; there are exceptions and technicalities that if you do not know the law can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars. This is why it is imperative you contact The Pisanchyn Law Firm’s experienced pedestrian accident lawyers to guide you through this difficult time.
Please, if you or a loved has been hit by a car, don’t suffer any longer. Call our pedestrian injury attorneys toll free at 1-800-444-5309 for a free consultation.
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What To Do After an Accident
Call the police
A police report is a necessary document for any personal injury claim arising from an auto accident. This will not only contain information regarding how the accident occurred and whether injuries were sustained, but also witness information that may be valuable in future litigation. If for some reason you do not call the police immediately, there is a form you can complete to file an accident report after it occurs, which can be found at the Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles site: http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/pdotforms/dl_forms/aa-600.pdf
Seek medical treatment
If you sustained an injury in the accident, even if you are not sure whether it is serious, you should seek immediate medical treatment and truthfully describe your symptoms to the person who treats you. They may take X-Rays, MRIs, or other diagnostic tests to determine whether you need treatment. It is common to receive a “sprain and strain” diagnosis, which the emergency room physicians may say should improve with rest and over the counter anti-inflammatories, such as ibuprofen. Hopefully, you will improve. However, if you continue to have problems after the initial visit, you should consider following up with your regular doctor or a specialist to see if the injury is more severe than the original diagnosis would indicate.
Detail the accident
After a crash, you may have a vivid recollection of exactly what happened, or you may not recall the events. Since memories may fade over time, it is helpful to draw the road or intersection where the accident occurred, including the position of the vehicles and any traffic lights or signs. If you recall what speed you were traveling, whether you saw the other driver on a cell phone, or anything else that you think may be important, writing it down can help refresh your recollection later on.
Call your insurance agent
Your car insurance will likely cover your initial medical bills, up to your coverage limit. You may also have wage loss and property damage coverage. It is important to contact your insurance company to open the claim and provide them with whatever information they need.
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When you call for your free consultation, we will consider all the details related to your accident and let you know the best steps to take. Evidence and witnesses disappear, and accident victims have strict deadlines to file legal claims, so it is in your best interested to contact an attorney as soon as possible.