Though you probably do not think about it when you are out and about around town, there are a number of ways that you can suffer injuries due to someone else’s negligence. As a pedestrian, you are particularly vulnerable to the reckless behavior of those around you no matter how safe you try to be.
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we know that if you sustain an injury there are many things that need to happen. First, you need to make sure you are medically taken care of. Then, you need to get the compensation you deserve.
When you need a Chester pedestrian accident attorney, you can count on us to be here for you.
While we may not think about it, Pennsylvania has plenty of pedestrian accidents. For the latest reporting year:
- Pedestrian accidents represent 3.2 percent of total crashes, but 13.2 percent of all traffic crash fatalities.
- There were over 4,000 pedestrian accidents last year.
When a person gets hit by a vehicle, regardless of the speed it is traveling, they often sustain injuries. Let’s look at some of the things that can happen:
- Minor injuries – these can include road rash, small lacerations, and bumps and bruises.
- Major injuries – these can include internal organ damage, spinal cord injuries, head and brain trauma, broken or dislocated bones, and more.
While making sure the victim of a pedestrian accident gets care is the number one priority, we know that the medical bills will begin to come in quickly. If an injury victim cannot work for long periods of time, they could lose income that they need to support themselves and their families.
Will your insurance cover all of these expenses?
How They Happen
Pedestrian accidents are often caused due to the negligence of drivers on the roadway. We know that drunk drivers are a problem for everyone, but they often do not even slow down before striking a pedestrian.
More and more, we are finding that drivers are distracted by their phones or other devices when they are on the roadway. This, combined with speeding, can lead to disaster for anyone in or around the roadway.
Regardless of how a driver’s careless actions cause an accident, they should be held accountable if they cause someone harm.
Moving On From Here
The time to act is now if you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian crash that was caused by someone else. In the aftermath of these incidents, things happen very quickly and can seem overwhelming. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we want to take some of the stress of this situation away so you can focus on healing.
Our team will work to secure compensation for your injuries, including coverage for medical expenses, lost income, as well as pain and suffering damages. If you need a Chester pedestrian accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 215-543-7220.