Two People Hospitalized In Pedestrian Crash

Posted By: SSF Law Firm
Posted In:Pedestrian Accident
Posted On: April 27 , 2019

We know that the last thing you want to worry about when you are walking near the roadway or using a right-of-way is that you will get struck by a vehicle. Unfortunately, we know that pedestrian accidents happen regularly, especially in and around the city.

Today, we want to talk about a recent incident that sent two people to the hospital as well as the larger issue of pedestrian safety. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we will be by your side when you need a Pittsburgh pedestrian accident attorney.

What Happened Here?

Earlier this month, two people were injured in a crash in the South Side Flats neighborhood. At around 3 p.m. on April 9 at the intersection of East Carson Street and Hot Metal Street, three vehicles crashed, sending one pedestrian and one vehicle passenger to the hospital.

We know that the last thing that the pedestrian expected to happen was that they would get hurt. However, this incident shows us that the negligence of other people can cause serious harm.

Pedestrian crashes almost always result in an injury or fatality. When a person is struck by a vehicle, we commonly see the following injuries:

  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations or amputations
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

Treatment for these injuries often requires extensive surgery and rehabilitation. In many cases, a victim is temporarily or permanently disabled. Many people do not consider all of the cost associated with pedestrian crashes:

  • Medical expenses, including hospital care, rehabilitation, and in-home care
  • The cost of any necessary medical devices
  • Lost wages and benefits if a victim is not able to work
  • Emotional and psychological damages inflicted on the victim

For the latest reporting year in Pennsylvania, pedestrian crashes represent 3.2% of all traffic crashes but were responsible for 13.3% of all traffic crash fatalities. There were:

  • 150 pedestrian crash fatalities
  • 4,106 pedestrian crash injuries

We know that these incidents often happen in areas where pedestrians have the right-of-way. Often, drivers simply do not pay attention to or even care that people are walking nearby. Of particular concern are those who operate while impaired by drugs or alcohol and are distracted by their phones or other devices while behind the wheel.
Negligent or careless drivers should always be held accountable for their actions.

What We Can Do Now

If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian crash that was caused by another person’s negligence, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, you can count on our knowledgeable and experienced team to work on securing the compensation you deserve, including:

  • Coverage of your medical bills
  • Compensation for lost income if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages

We will investigate what happened in your case and ensure that you are treated fairly. When you need a Pittsburgh pedestrian accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by calling at 888-98-TWINS(89467).

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