Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in Philadelphia

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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
  • Speeding
  • 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
  • Death
  • 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.

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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.