Posted By: SSF Law Firm Posted in: Pedestrian Accident Posted on: August 15, 2019
When you are traveling in and around Pittsburgh using public transportation, you should never have to worry about getting injured. However, you cannot control the negligent or careless actions of the people around you. If you need a pedestrian accident lawyer in Pittsburgh, the team at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman is ready to help secure the compensation you deserve. Today, we want to discuss a pedestrian incident that happened in the Manchester neighborhood last month.
The incident we want to discuss happened in mid-July in the area of Rush and Chateau streets. A woman was struck by a vehicle right after she stepped off a bus and started walking across the street. Witnesses to the crash say that the woman was thrown into the air due to the force of the impact. She was taken to the hospital and listed in critical but stable condition.
Bus riders who take that route regularly say that it is an extremely dangerous stretch of road and they are nervous each time they step off of the bus there. They say they would love to see some added safety measures put into place.
Pedestrians are the most vulnerable group in and around the roadways. The human body is simply no match for the force of a passenger truck or car slamming into it, especially at high speeds. However, these incidents happen regularly. For the latest reporting year in Pennsylvania, there were:
Most of these incidents happen in more crowded cities like Pittsburgh. It is not uncommon for our Pittsburgh pedestrian accident attorneys to see the following injuries in the aftermath of an incident:
In the incident we discussed above, we are not sure what caused the driver to strike the women getting off the bus. Witnesses say that the area is unsafe and we have to wonder whether city officials are doing enough to keep pedestrians safe in high-risk areas.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian crash that was caused by the carelessness or negligence of another person, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we are here for you. Our dedicated team is going to investigate all aspects of your crash so you can get the compensation you need. This can include: