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In major cities like Philadelphia, people walk everywhere. Pedestrians, however, are vulnerable to serious injury when struck by motor vehicles.

If you or a loved one were hit by a passenger or commercial vehicle in Philadelphia, the Pansini Law Group can help.  Our pedestrian accident attorneys can help you get the compensation you need and deserve to recover from your injuries.

Pedestrian Deaths Increase at Alarming Rates

It is estimated that 2019 was the worst year for pedestrian traffic fatalities in over 30 years. The projected total of pedestrian deaths in 2019 is 6,590. The situation is grim in Pennsylvania as well.  While data is not available for 2019 or 2020 yet, 826 pedestrians died in Pennsylvania traffic accidents from 2014 through 2018. Just over one-fifth of the pedestrian deaths (185) occurred in Philadelphia County.

Common Causes of Philadelphia Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian safety is a serious issue throughout Pennsylvania. Pedestrians are required to obey traffic laws. For example, pedestrians are to walk on sidewalks whenever possible. If a sidewalk is not available, the pedestrian is to walk on the left side of the road facing traffic, according to PennDOT. When pedestrians and drivers follow the law, they can reduce pedestrian accidents.

However, many pedestrians are struck and killed because of a reckless or negligent motorist. A pedestrian can obey all traffic laws and follow all guidelines for pedestrian safety, but they cannot control the actions of a negligent driver.

Poor driving habits and negligent behavior are often factors in traffic accidents involving pedestrians.

Common reasons for pedestrian accidents in Pennsylvania include:

  • Failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians
  • Driver inattention
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • Speeding and reckless driving
  • Fatigued or drowsy driving
  • Running red lights and stop signs
  • Failing to stop for school buses

If a driver injures a pedestrian, that driver can be held liable in civil court. When a pedestrian fatality occurs, the driver could also face criminal charges, depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident.

Holding Negligent Drivers Accountable for Their Actions

The Philadelphia pedestrian accident lawyers of the Pansini Law Group fight to hold negligent drivers accountable for their recklessness and wrongdoing. We represent pedestrians and their families as they seek the compensation they deserve after being injured in a traffic accident.

  • Past and future medical expenses and bills
  • Past and future loss of income and benefits
  • Decreases in earning potential caused by permanent impairments
  • Personal care and in-home health care costs
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment or quality of life
  • Emotional and mental suffering
  • Disabilities, impairments, disfigurement, and scarring caused by the accident
  • In certain situations, our lawyers fight for punitive damages for gross negligence and the willful, wanton disregard for the safety of others.

    Family members who lose a loved one in a pedestrian accident can pursue a wrongful death claim against the driver. Money is not the only reason for filing a wrongful death action or a personal injury claim, however. Holding individuals accountable for their actions can help make our streets safer for other pedestrians by shining a bright light on the dangers faced by pedestrians.

    Do You Need a Philadelphia Pedestrian Accident Attorney?

    If the accident results in any type of injury, it is always best to talk to a pedestrian accident lawyer before making any decisions regarding your case. The insurance company for the other party is not looking out for your best interests. It only wants to pay as little as possible to end the case.

    Our legal team at the Pansini Law Group is dedicated to serving our clients’ best interests. We are aggressive, experienced, and skilled trial lawyers who are willing to take cases to trial if that is necessary to protect our clients. We have a reputation in the legal community for doing whatever is necessary to win cases.

    Through years of representing personal injury victims, we have developed resources we utilize to investigate accident claims. We understand how insurance companies operate and how to fight against bad faith insurance practices.

    Let us fight for your right to fair and just compensation after a driver injures you. Our results speak for themselves. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, including ten cases with verdicts or settlements in excess of $10 million. We do not compromise when it comes to fighting for your rights.

    Contact Our Philadelphia Pedestrian Accident Lawyers to Discuss Your Case

    Call (215) 732-5555 now to schedule a free consultation with one of our Pennsylvania pedestrian accident attorneys. Get the information you need to make an informed decision about your personal injury claim free of charge.