After A String Of Hit-And-Runs, How Can We Improve Safety?

Posted By: SSF Law Firm
Posted In:Pedestrian Accident
Posted On: May 31 , 2019

When you are out and about in the city on foot, you should never have to worry about the carelessness or negligence of someone else causing you harm. However, we know that pedestrian crashes are far too common. They are often hit-and-run incident, leaving victims wondering what comes next. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we are here when you need a Pittsburgh pedestrian accident attorney. Let us get to work so we can secure the compensation you need for all of your injury-related expenses.

What has happened around town?

A hit-and-run crash killed a Penn Hills pedestrian on April 28. It took some time, but police now have a suspect in custody in this case.

On that night, we know that a Saturn struck a 51-year-old male and dragged him half a mile as he was walking home from work. He died at the scene of the crash. Police were able to locate the vehicle’s owner and determined that she allowed a man to drive her car that night. Even though she continually obstructed the case, they were able to locate the primary suspect, her boyfriend.

These incidents are far too common in and around Pittsburgh. Yes, traffic can be bad, but that does not excuse hit-and-run incidents. Pedestrians are vulnerable. In an impact with a vehicle, we commonly see the following pedestrian injuries:

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

Each of these injuries can lead to major medical expenses for the victims. If a person is unable to work while they are recovering, they will lose the income they need to support their families.

Usually, a victim will be able to pursue compensation from a negligent driver’s insurance company. But what happens in a hit-and-run incident?

Unfortunately, most hit-and-run crashes go unsolved. Despite the best efforts of law enforcement, there is often just not enough evidence to find a suspect. This can leave victims with few options when it comes to securing compensation. Victims may be able to pursue compensation if they have uninsured or underinsured motorist protection, but that is not always the case.

If a suspect is caught, you may have to pursue compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.

We are ready to help you today

If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian crash that was caused by another person’s negligent or careless actions, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we are ready to step in and be your advocate. Let our knowledgeable and experienced team get to work investigating the incident so we can secure the compensation you deserve, including:

  • Your medical expenses related to the incident
  • Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • Punitive damages against those responsible

If you need a Pittsburgh pedestrian accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by or calling at 412-391-7610.

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