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On the night of February 7, a man was struck in downtown Pittsburgh at the 900 blocks of Fifth Avenue. The driver who struck the man fled the scene. As of this writing, he has not yet been found. The victim sustained serious injuries.
The Pittsburgh Collision Investigation Unit says that there was evidence left behind at the scene. Multiple pieces of the suspect’s vehicle were scattered around the crash site. They say that there will likely be damage to the front passenger side of the suspect’s vehicle.
At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we hope they capture the person responsible for this crash. For damage to be visible after a pedestrian crash, we know the impact must have been substantial. If you need a Pittsburgh pedestrian accident attorney, you can count on us to get the compensation you deserve.
Pedestrians In Danger
There is no denying that pedestrians are the most vulnerable group anywhere near the roadway. They face so many dangers from negligent driving behavior. Often, as the case in the story above shows, they are the victim of hit-and-run incidents.
Throughout Pennsylvania, the Department of Transportation says that there were 128,188 crashes reported during the latest reporting year. Out of those:
- 1,137 people lost their lives
- 80,612 people were injured
- Over 4,000 were pedestrian crashes
The injuries from these accidents are often severe and require extensive medical care. This can include rehabilitation and even long-term care if a person is disabled. It is not uncommon for us to see spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain or head injuries, broken or dislocated bones, internal injuries, and more.
There Should Be Accountability
Hit-and-run crashes are frustrating for everyone because there is nobody to hold responsible for the incident. Often, a person flees the scene because they are intoxicated and afraid they will go to jail. However, when they do flee the scene, they leave behind someone that needs help.
Drunk and drugged driving is the reason for so many fatal accidents throughout Pennsylvania. Nearly as deadly is distracted driving. When a person is busy watching videos on their phone or double-checking their GPS directions, they are not able to properly watch the roadway. Often, by the time they look up, it is too late.
If You Are Hurt
You may not know where to begin if you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian incident. Your main focus needs to be on healing from your injuries and being with family. When you turn to Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, you can count on having a team that will work diligently to secure compensation for all of your accident-related expenses. This means more than just medical costs. We also want to make sure the hidden costs are covered as well. If you need a pedestrian accident attorney in Pittsburgh, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 888-98-TWINS(89467).