Pennsylvania Pedestrian Lawsuit
A pedestrian accident occurs when a vehicle hits somebody who is on foot. Given the harm that a pedestrian can suffer when hit by a car, it is always the job of the driver to watch out for pedestrians. In many cases, people walking on foot are injured or even killed by cars when the pedestrians are taking all proper precautions. A driver may negligently hit a pedestrian due to a number of factors, such as drunk driving, being too tired, texting or simply not paying attention. When a pedestrian is injured, he has certain rights. If you have been injured by a car, contact Lowenthal & Abrams’ pedestrian accident attorneys in Pennsylvania to discuss your options. You shouldn’t have to bear the cost or pain and suffering of your injury alone.
What Leads to Pedestrian Injuries?
When drivers do not treat walkers with respect, accidents can easily happen. Most pedestrian accidents are caused by irresponsible drivers, especially in walking cities such as Philadelphia and on cross walks throughout Pennsylvania. Common causes of pedestrian accidents involve drivers who are:
- Refusing to yield right-of-way in crosswalks and parking lots
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Using cell phones or engaging in other forms of distracted driving
- Failing to use turn signals to warn the pedestrian
- Driving too close to the curb or roadside
- Driving while drunk or on drugs
Every year, irresponsible behaviors cause thousands of pedestrian injuries. In fact, over 4,000 pedestrians died in 2013; 926 of those were hit and runs. Fortunately, the law says that you do not have to face your injuries unaided when a negligent driver hits you. If you or a loved one were injured by a distracted or reckless driver, you have rights you can enforce with the help of a Pennsylvania pedestrian accident lawyer.
When it comes to pedestrian accidents, insurance coverage issues are both important and complex. When pedestrians are hit by cars, they are considered full tort automatically. This means they are entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, even if they normally have limited tort insurance. However, if the driver does not have automobile insurance or his insurance is not enough to cover your injuries, obtaining fair compensation can be very difficult. Make sure you have a skilled Harrisburg pedestrian accident attorney on your side to enforce your rights.
Why Lowenthal & Abrams?
Lowenthal & Abrams has served the Philadelphia area for over 40 years. Our firm has an experienced and outstanding staff who work hard for our clients. If you allow our skilled attorneys to handle your pedestrian accident case, our team becomes your team. We will work on your behalf to get you the compensation to which you are entitled.
If you, or a loved one has been injured by a car while walking, contact our Philadelphia pedestrian accident lawyers and get advised about your rights. There is no charge for the consultation, and no fee unless you are compensated for your injuries.