How often are you our and about around other vehicles when you are on foot? It is probably more than you think, and there may come a time when you need a pedestrian accident lawyer. If the reckless or careless actions of someone else has caused you or a loved one harm, we are here to help.
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we will leave no stone unturned as we work to secure the compensation you need for all of your injury-related expenses.
You should be safe out there
When you are out and about on foot, you should not have to worry about getting injured. However, we know that pedestrian crashes happen and they often occur due to the negligence or carelessness of a driver.
What kind of negligence of carelessness?
We all know that drivers are more distracted than ever when they are behind the wheel. Whether they are checking their text messages or email or watching a video, they are certainly not watching the roadways the way they should. This can lead to them:
- Failing to yield to a pedestrian at a crosswalk or intersection
- Driving onto a sidewalk or pedestrian pathway
- Running into someone in a parking lot
We also know that drivers impaired by drugs or alcohol pose a significant risk to pedestrians. Drunk drivers often travel at high rates of speed and fail to slow down before an impact.
What can happen?
Nearly every pedestrian crash results in an injury or fatality. Pedestrians have no protection from the force of a vehicle slamming into them and it is not uncommon for us to see the following in the aftermath of a crash:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
For the latest reporting year in Pennsylvania, there were:
- 150 pedestrian crash fatalities
- Over 4,000 pedestrian crash injuries
Victims of pedestrian crashes are often left contending with recovery efforts as well as financial struggles. Not only do victims have to worry about massive medical bills, but they may not be able to work an earn money while they recover. This lost income, as well as other hidden accident costs, can put victims and their families into financial jeopardy.
We are standing by to help today
If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian crash that was caused by another person, please seek legal assistance as soon as you can. The team at The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. is ready to step in and be your advocate. Let us handle insurance companies and other parties involved so we can secure the following:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost income and benefits if you are unable to work
- Pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against those responsible