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Pedestrian Accidents

Pennsylvania Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

Pedestrian accidents

For almost 20 years, the Pennsylvania pedestrian accident lawyers at Fellerman & Ciarimboli have been helping injury victims in Philadelphia, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, and across PA. We understand the pain and anxiety you’re going through and work hard to make sure your voice is heard. We’ll fight for your interests both inside and outside the courtroom and make sure you are properly compensated for your injuries.

Pedestrian Accidents Happen More Often Than You Think

Don’t think that pedestrian accidents happen that often? Think again. A recent article from the Wall Street Journal has found that pedestrian deaths are at a nearly 30-year high, thanks to the prevalence of smartphones and SUVs. According to the article, an estimated 6,227 people died on foot from car accidents nationwide last year alone, the most since 1990.

Pedestrian deaths now account for about 16 percent of motor vehicle crash deaths in the United States, up from 12 percent only a decade ago. In fact, pedestrians are one and a half times more likely to be killed in a car crash than the occupants of the vehicle.

What Do You Do If You’re Hit by Vehicle

You’re walking across the street when a car fails to stop for you. You’re hit and severely injured. What are your next steps?
This is a scary situation to think about and but it can happen. And if it happens to you, you need to know what you should do to get compensation for your injuries.

  • First, stay calm. It can be difficult after such an accident but getting upset could make things worse.
  • Call the police and emergency services, even if you’re not injured.
  • If you can, try to get contact information from the driver. If the car had fled the scene, try to remember the color and make of the vehicle. If you can, take a photo of the vehicle’s license plate.
  • Get photos of the scene. This includes the car, the surrounding area, the street signs, anything that may be of use later on.
  • Seek medical attention as soon as you can. You should also take photos of your injuries. These can come in handy when you file your claim.
  • Get a lawyer. We can help you with your insurance claim and file a personal injury lawsuit.

Key Questions in a PA Pedestrian Accident

After a pedestrian accident, there are a few key questions you should have answered before you file a personal injury claim against another party:

Who is at fault? Although many would suspect the person crossing the car's path is the innocent party, but that's not necessarily the case. The pedestrian could have been not paying attention and walked straight in front of the car, not giving the driver a chance to avoid the accident. The factors of the case must be taken into account before proceeding with a claim.

What damages can you expect? If the pedestrian is found not at fault and suffered severe injuries, he/she could expect to receive damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Do I need a lawyer? If you were in any type of accident that was caused by a negligent act and caused a severe injury, you need to seek the advice of an experienced personal injury lawyer. A pedestrian accident is no exception.

Contact Our Philadelphia Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Now

The time to act is now. The longer you wait, the harder your case will be to litigate. As soon as you contact our experienced attorneys, we will get to work gathering the evidence, contacting experts and key witnesses, file the appropriate paperwork, and start negotiations with the insurance company. We'll make sure you receive the compensation that you deserve for your injuries and take the time to listen to your concerns.

If you were injured as a pedestrian in an auto accident, don't wait another minute. Contact the Pennsylvania pedestrian accident lawyers at Fellerman & Ciarimboli for a free consultation. We fight for the injured. Call (877) 989-4878 today!

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