In Pennsylvania, drivers of motor vehicles must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians in crosswalks. Unfortunately, many drivers ignore this rule, which all too often results in an accident. Another frequently encountered scenario that results in a pedestrian-vehicle accident occurs when a driver makes a turn onto a side street, striking a pedestrian on the side street.
Pedestrians involved in vehicular accidents frequently suffer serious injuries or death. On average, one pedestrian is struck every 9 minutes in the United States, and every 112 minutes, a pedestrian is killed. While the number of fatal accidents is slowly decreasing, having dropped approximately 12% over the past ten years, this still resulted in 4,784 pedestrian deaths during 2006, and 61,000 pedestrian injuries. 90% of pedestrian accidents occurred in normal weather conditions, and 69% occurred at night. Males comprise 70% of the pedestrians who are killed.
If you were injured as a pedestrian, you should contact our experienced Pennsylvania personal injury law firm right away.
If you or a family member has been injured in a pedestrian accident, please use our Contact Form or call us now at 1-888-4-WFJ-LAW. There is no fee for an initial consultation on personal injury cases. Additionally, since personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, there is no charge for our services unless you receive money for your case.