When you are out and about on foot, whether walking or exercising, the last thing you should ever have to worry about is needing a pedestrian accident attorney. However, we know that the negligence of other people can cause serious injuries.
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are here to help if you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian incident. We will not let insurance companies or other parties push you around. Our team will work diligently to secure the compensation you deserve.
The Dangers Are Real
We know that you never expect to get injured, but pedestrian accidents are a reality, especially in and around cities. We know that, for the latest reporting year in Pennsylvania, there were:
- More than 4,000 pedestrian crashes
- 150 pedestrian crash fatalities
- Over 4,000 pedestrian crash injuries
You read those statistics correctly. Nearly every single pedestrian crash resulted in an injury or a fatality. Pedestrians are the most vulnerable group of people in or around the roadways. Negligent driving behavior can and will cause major injuries. It is not uncommon for us to see the following as a result of pedestrian crashes:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
The medical costs for treating some of these injuries can easily reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. These costs do not include any income a victim may lose if they are unable to work while they recover.
So many of these crashes happen in areas where a pedestrian has the right-of-way. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, 41.4% of these crashes happened when a person was crossing a specified pedestrian location (crosswalks, intersections, etc.). Nearly 30% of these incidents happened while a person was walking, running, or jogging.
Who causes these crashes?
In many cases, these incidents happen the same ways that regular vehicle crashes do – due to negligent or careless drivers. We often find that drivers ignore pedestrian right-of-ways. Of particular concern are:
- Alcohol-impaired drivers who were responsible for 26% of all traffic fatalities in the latest reporting year.
- Drivers who are distracted by their phones, devices, or other people inside of the vehicle.
- Those who speed or operate their vehicles recklessly.
If You Are Injured
When you are out walking or jogging, the last thing you should ever have to worry about is getting injured by a reckless or careless driver. However, we know that these incidents happen. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., you can count on having a dedicated team by your side that will stop at nothing to secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- Coverage of medical expenses
- Recovery of lost wages if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against a negligent party