Most Pittsburgh residents are very familiar with the Parkway. They are also familiar with the many accidents that happen on the Parkway. For various reasons vehicle accidents are not uncommon on the Parkway, and we know you do what you can to drive safely. However, you cannot control the actions of other drivers. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we are here when you need a Parkway accident attorney in Pittsburgh. Let our team get to work investigating your crash so we can secure the compensation you deserve.
Whatever you call it – Penn-Lincoln Parkway, the Parkway, that darn road – we know that this road is a lifeline for our area. However, there are also plenty of accidents on the Parkway. First, we want to look at the overall statistics for Pennsylvania and Allegheny County.
PennDOT tells us that, for the latest reporting year, there were 128,188 crashes. Out of those, there were:
Looking closer at Allegheny County, there were we can see that we had the most reported traffic crashes that year – 9.8% of the entire commonwealth’s crashes happened here:
Many of those crashes happen right along the Parkway. But we need to delve in and look at why these incidents tend to be more serious.
Traffic on the Parkways moves fast, and that alone means that any incident is going to be serious. A crash at high speeds is much more likely to result in serious injuries or death.
As people get on the Parkway to get to and from work or make it to the airport on time, they may not watch their speed closely. Worse, they may willfully dive well over the limit.
We also know that alcohol-impaired drivers are a major problem, particularly on the highways. Combining alcohol with high speeds is never a good idea. Just as dangerous and or growing concerns are those who drive distracted. Reading or sending a text message for just five seconds is the equivalent of closing your eyes for the length of a football field while driving.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident on the Parkway, you may need to secure legal assistance. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we believe that everyone deserves to be treated fairly in the aftermath of a car accident. Let our qualified and experienced team get to work investigating your crash so we can secure the compensation you need right now. This can include: