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Accidents involving a motor vehicle and a pedestrian often result in serious
injury to the person traveling by foot or bicycle. In fact, every day
13 pedestrians die in accidents across the United States-including a large
number of children and elderly. In addition, negligent drivers injure
an additional 76,000 pedestrians every year. A significant number of accidents
involving motor vehicles and pedestrians occur when the drivers of passenger
vehicles fail to yield right-of-way to pedestrians.
Our personal injury attorneys at Golomb & Honik, P.C. aggressively
pursue drivers whose negligent actions result in severe injury or death
to innocent pedestrians. If you or someone you love was injured in a pedestrian
accident, call us (215) 278-4449 for a review of your case. You can also
fill out a case evaluation form here.
Causes of Pedestrian Accident
Drivers are not always aware of pedestrians and cyclists on the road. They
may fail to notice a child riding his bike or a jogger on the side of
the road. This is due in large part to a form of driver inattentiveness
and negligence. Specifically, common factors in pedestrian accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Texting and driving
- Cellphone use and driving
- Drunk driving
- Reckless driving
- Driving into the sun
- Poor weather conditions and visibility
Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Because pedestrians and bicyclists lack the protection of a motor vehicle,
even a collision with a car or truck traveling at a low rate of speed
can result in catastrophic injuries. Pedestrians who are not killed in
the collision usually suffer severe and devastating injuries that can
cause permanent damage. These victims will likely spend years recovering
from their accident-and some will never reach a full recovery.
The injuries suffered by pedestrians in accidents involving motor vehicles
are rarely limited to minor cuts and abrasions. Injuries commonly experienced
by pedestrians in these types of accidents include:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Injuries necessitating amputation
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
How Golomb & Honik, P.C. Can Help
Due to the severity of the injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents,
an experienced and skilled personal injury lawyer is often needed to protect
the victim’s rights and ensure that he or she receives the maximum
compensation. Medical expenses and long-term care costs will be exorbitant
and victims will likely need to be awarded damages to cover medical costs
both now-and in the future. Repeat surgeries, long-term care assistance,
disability equipment, lost wages, lost future earnings, and life-long
treatment will all need to be considered before reaching a settlement
with an insurance company.
Our Philadelphia personal injury attorneys understand the complexities
surrounding pedestrian accidents. As such, we fight aggressively for all
our clients and to ensure that they have the money they need to recover.
We believe in holding negligent and irresponsible drivers responsible
for their actions and have represented injured accident victims and their
families in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and across the United States.
Request a Free Consult Today
If you have been injured or someone you love has been killed in a pedestrian
accident, you need an experienced personal injury law firm on your side.
At Golomb & Honik, P.C., our pedestrian accident attorneys will file
the necessary claims, negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf,
and fight aggressively to ensure that you receive all the compensation
to which you are entitled.
Contact us today get started. Call (215) 278-4449.