There is no way that you can predict the actions and behaviors of other drivers around you. When you or a loved one are out on foot, the last thing you ever expect is that you will need a Bethlehem pedestrian accident attorney. However, at the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we want you to know we are on your side.
Let our knowledgeable and experienced team get to work on securing the compensation you need now. Let us handle insurance companies and other parties.
What we know about these incidents?
Pedestrian crashes are not like other crashes. What we mean is that these incidents are usually much more severe. Pedestrians have armor. They do not have airbags. When they are struck, they often sustain serious injuries. We commonly deal with the following injuries as a result of pedestrian versus vehicle crashes:
- Traumatic brain injuries/head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries/paralysis
- Internal organ damage/internal bleeding
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
Each of these injuries requires extensive medical care and in many cases, a victim will need extensive rehabilitation in order to make a full recovery.
- It is not uncommon for a pedestrian crash victim to be permanently disabled.
What happens if a crash victim is unable to work while they recover from their injuries? Will the insurance companies factor that amount into their settlement?
Will the insurance companies even cover all of the medical expenses?
For the latest reporting year in Pennsylvania, there were:
- 150 pedestrian crash fatalities
- Over 4,000 pedestrian crash injuries
Nearly every single pedestrian crash resulted in an injury or a fatality.
How do these incidents happen?
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation says that over 40% of these incidents happen when a person is using a specified crossing area (pedestrian crosswalks, intersections, etc.). These are places where the pedestrian has the right-of-way, but a driver has ignored it or was distracted.
It is not uncommon for us to discover that a pedestrian crash was caused due to a driver who was texting or watching a video on their cell phone.
We also know that alcohol-impaired drivers were responsible for 26% of all traffic crash fatalities during the latest reporting year. Drunk drivers can cause devastating injuries to pedestrians and they often do not even stop when a crash occurs.
What happens after an injury like this?
In the aftermath of a pedestrian crash that causes you or a loved one harm, you need to secure legal assistance as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are ready to help if the negligence of another person is to blame for your injuries. Let us get to work so we can secure the compensation you need. This can include:
- Compensation for your medical bills
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- General household expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Possible punitive damages