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Spring has sprung and the weather is only going to get warmer the closer we get to those freeing summer months. Summer fun means there are more school-age children roaming, more bicyclists and more motorcyclists using our roads and crosswalks. This leaves many vulnerable people in our community at a higher risk of injury. The summer sadly hosts the 100 most dangerous days of the year for pedestrians and motorcyclists. There will be an estimated 1,000 deaths this summer according to AAA. Many of these fatal accidents will be caused by the negligence of another. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman we are standing by to take your call when you need a pedestrian accident attorney in Pittsburgh or elsewhere in Pennsylvania.
How Teens Get Around
The 100 deadliest days begin on Memorial Day throughout the United States. This is when most schools let out for the summer give or take a few days vying any unexpected snow days that had to be taken earlier in the school year. Although most elementary school kids are at summer camps, middle and high school children are apt to staying home alone and making plans with their friends. Most teens and pre-teens are not riding around in vehicles just yet and instead have to use bicycles, skateboards and their own two feet. Most teens will just be going a couple of blocks from home and generally staying local. They stay where they are most comfortable and that familiarity can contribute to an accident. A teen may be a bit more careless when crossing the street and a distracted driver may not be aware of the unsuspected teen. This can be a deadly combination, a teen whether walking or on a bicycle is no match for the force of the vehicle. For the latest reporting year, there were 16 bicyclist deaths and 1,268 injuries and pedestrian accidents had 153 deaths. These numbers are startling for most but our Pittsburgh pedestrian accident attorneys are far too familiar with the statistics.
How we can help
The unfortunate reality is that pedestrian accidents happen, and they happen far too often in Pittsburgh and elsewhere in Pennsylvania. An accident can cause you or your teen to suffer injuries like broken bones, amputations, traumatic brain injuries, internal bleeding, dislocated bones, severe lacerations, and spinal cord injuries. Along with these injuries come the medical bills and additional expenses associated with recovery. How are you going to pay for all of this? Does the insurance company cover everything? These are questions we get every day and the answer is to trust the lawyers at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman. We will work with the insurance companies to get you compensation for time off of work, medical expenses, loss of companionship and other punitive damages. You do not have to fight this battle on your own. We’ve got your back, not your wallet. Call us today at 888-98-TWINS(89467) for a free initial consultation or fill out our contact form.