Walking around Greensburg City and the surrounding communities might seem like a great idea. You are not only getting a lot of exercises but also saving the environment by refusing to use a vehicle or public transportation. But, how safe is it to be a pedestrian? Your chances of being involved in an accident are higher when walking everywhere than when using your motor vehicle or public transportation. Pedestrians are difficult to spot, even in large cities, because of all that is going on around drivers that can distract them. You also have zero protection from the elements when involved in an accident. A Greensburg pedestrian accident attorney from Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman can answer all of your questions and guide you in the right direction when seeking compensation for your injuries.


Pedestrians need to do as much as possible to keep themselves safe when walking near vehicles. For starters, walking with someone will help keep you safe from attackers and make it easier to contact 911 should you be involved in an accident with a car, truck, motorcycle, or bus. Some other important safety tips for pedestrians include the following:

  • Never walk while using your phone
  • Walk without wearing your headphones
  • Follow all traffic laws
  • Walk on the inside of the sidewalk close to the buildings
  • Always use crosswalks
  • Avoid walking at night, if at all possible
  • Walk with a friend
  • Do not jaywalk
  • Make eye contact with drivers
  • Wait on the sidewalk while at an intersection
  • Be on the lookout for bicycles

The above list is just a taste of the different ways pedestrians can make themselves safe when walking around the city. There are plenty of other things you can do, including wearing bright colored clothing or reflective gear when walking at night.


If you are ever involved in a pedestrian accident you could wind up suffering any of the following injuries:

  • Broken bones
  • Cuts, bruises, and abrasions
  • Loss of limbs
  • Head trauma
  • Incapacitation
  • Memory loss
  • Coma
  • Concussions
  • Internal bleeding
  • Organ damage

The injuries you suffer from a pedestrian accident can cause you to miss time at work, school, and even cause you to struggle to care for your family. This situation is never easy to handle and should never be done alone. An experienced attorney can help you recover compensation for your injuries, including pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses, loss of consortium, and more. Should you lose a loved one in a pedestrian accident you can also recover compensation for the funeral expenses so you do not find yourself in a serious financial situation.


Were you injured in a pedestrian accident in Greensburg City? If so, it’s imperative that you protect your rights as soon as possible following the crash. You can call the team at Shenderovich, Shenderovich and Fishman whenever the need arises so you can speak to a Greensburg pedestrian accident attorney about your injuries. Call the office at 888-98-TWINS(89467) to schedule your consultation.

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