Pedestrian accidents happen all too often in the Beaver, Pennsylvania area. With a little under 5,000 residents in the town, and it’s proximity to Pittsburgh (30 miles), there’s a lot of traffic that runs through town daily. All of this traffic, including vehicular and foot, can combine for tragic accidents. Pedestrian accidents involving cars, trucks, buses and other motor vehicles can seriously injure the victims and even lead to fatalities. A Beaver pedestrian accident attorney from Shenderovich, Shenderovich and Fishman can help you recover the compensation you deserve following an accident involving a motor vehicle as a pedestrian.
If you spend most of your time as a pedestrian in and around the Beaver area you will want to follow the safety tips provided below so as to avoid being involved in an accident with a motor vehicle as much as possible. The most important pedestrian safety tips are as follows:
If you ever find yourself involved in a pedestrian accident the steps you take in the moments immediately following will either help or hurt your situation. First and foremost, make sure you call 911. Even if you were gently tapped by a vehicle, it’s in your best interest as a pedestrian to have the police and EMTs respond to the scene. This will lead to a report being filed and to the EMTs evaluating you for any injuries.
Never decline medical attention when involved in a pedestrian accident. Even if you think you aren’t injured it’s still a good idea to have the EMTs transport you to the hospital for more in-depth testing and evaluation. All of this will be documented on paper by the hospital, which will come in handy if you seek damages from the driver of the vehicle.
Make sure you never inadvertently admit fault. Even if you truly were at-fault in the accident you should never say ‘I’m sorry’ or admit to the driver that you stepped off the sidewalk early. Admitting fault, even if you were the victim, could hinder any legal action you take against the driver of the vehicle. Avoid talking to insurance companies before you speak with an attorney about your situation.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a Beaver pedestrian accident it’s important that you speak with an experienced attorney about the situation. Call the team at Shenderovich, Shenderovich and Fishman in Pittsburgh today to schedule a consultation. Call the office at 888-98-TWINS(89467) at your convenience. Our team is dedicated to providing clients with honest and experienced legal representation.