Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania

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When people discuss making sure the streets are safe from potential dangers, they don’t just mean collisions involving vehicles. The most susceptible people on the road are pedestrians because they do not have the same surrounding protections that drivers do. There’s no metal frame or seatbelts protecting them. They are left out in the open and when involved in a pedestrian collision, the risk of serious or catastrophic injuries is extremely high.

Common causes of pedestrian accidents include:

  • Speeding
  • Running a red light
  • Drunk driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Texting while driving

Pedestrians often walk the sidewalks and crosswalks without thinking twice, believing that every driver around is going to abide by the law. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. If a pedestrian is in the path of a vehicle, this type of crash can have serious consequences with the injury victim suffering broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, or other life-altering damages. Anyone who causes one of these preventable crashes should be held fully accountable. This is where Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. comes in.

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Pedestrian Accident Statistics

According to 2013 data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 4,735 pedestrian fatalities on the year throughout the nation. This is equal to 14% of all traffic fatalities that year, and 1 in every 5 children under the age of 14 killed in a traffic collision were pedestrians. In Pennsylvania, there were a total of 782 pedestrian deaths between 2010 and 2014, accounting for 13.9% of all traffic fatalities. Another report claimed that Philadelphia has at least 30 fatal pedestrian crashes each year despite being labeled as one of the most walkable cities in the country.

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When you have been seriously injured in a pedestrian collision, you need to know that there is someone on your side, fighting for your rights and helping you seek the compensation you desire. At Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C., our Pennsylvania pedestrian accident lawyers have more than 50 years of experience helping individuals who have been harmed by the negligence of another. We know what it takes to hold the liable party accountable for their actions, not only making them financially responsible, but also obtaining justice and working to prevent future incidents like this.

When you want to take legal action, you need a strong team on your side. This is what you receive with our firm- a dedicated personal injury law firm focused on the well-being of our clients and helping them get through one of the most difficult times in their lives from start to finish.

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