Posted By: SSF Law Firm Posted in: Pedestrian Accident Posted on: December 1, 2018
Councilman Corey O’Conner lost his 66-year-old aunt in a pedestrian accident at the end of November. His aunt, named Margery Pelled, died at the hospital from injuries she sustained. Police say that she was crossing the street in a crosswalk at around 9 p.m. when she was hit.
We send our condolences to Councilman O’Conner and his family. We know they are going through an incredibly difficult time right now.
At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we think that pedestrian accidents are far too common in and around the city. They often occur due to the negligence of a vehicle driver and leave people with serious injuries If you need a Pittsburgh pedestrian accident attorney, you can turn to us for help.
Pedestrians are especially vulnerable to reckless and careless drivers. Unfortunately, they are often even struck when they are in pedestrian right-of-ways like the Councilman’s aunt in the story above. Pedestrians have no protection from the force of a vehicle slamming into them.
When these accidents occur, the damage is often severe. It is not uncommon for clients we represent to have sustained:
Treating these injuries can become incredibly costly, as there is often the need for extended rehabilitation for a victim to make a full recovery. If a person is permanently disabled and in need of lifelong care, do you know if your insurance will cover the expenses?
When we begin to look at why these accidents occur, we see many of the same patterns that we do in regular vehicle accidents, just with more devastating results.
Some of the common causes of pedestrian crashes are:
You do not have to be alone during this difficult time. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, our qualified and experienced team will work diligently to secure the compensation you need in the aftermath of an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence.
We know that the cost of these accidents goes beyond medical expenses, which is why we will work to get coverage for lost income, loss of enjoyment of life damages, as well as possible punitive damages.