We know that there are times when you simply do not feel like using a vehicle and want to go out for a walk or a bike ride. In fact, Pittsburgh is a great place to get around without a vehicle. Whether you are a regular exerciser or just want to get out for some fresh air, walking and jogging are wonderful ways to get out and about. Many people simply just walk to work, especially those in urban areas.
But what happens when someone else’s negligence causes you harm?
When you need a Pittsburgh pedestrian accident attorney, you can count on the team at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman to be by your side, working to get the compensation you deserve.
Pennsylvania sees its fair share of pedestrian accidents. Here are some of the numbers from the latest reporting year:
These accidents are particularly devastating to the victims because they have no protection from the impact of a vehicle or the ground. Most of the time, when people are struck, they sustain some kind of injury.
Minor injuries can include road rash, small lacerations, and bumps and bruises.
Major injuries can include internal organ damage, spinal cord injuries, head and brain trauma, broken or dislocated bones, and more.
The more serious injuries can require major medical procedures and even rehabilitation. Many people require life-long care if they have a permanent disability. All of this can be incredibly costly. Did you know that spinal cord injuries that result in paralysis can cost over $1 million dollars for the first year of medical care?
Many pedestrian accidents are the result of careless driver behavior, especially around intersections and pedestrian right-of-ways. Even at slower speeds, pedestrians can sustain major injuries.
We know that drunk drivers are a major cause of concern and can really harm vulnerable pedestrians. Just as deadly are distracted drivers who continually look at their phone screens instead of the roadway. The bottom line is that drivers who are negligent can cause harm to the most vulnerable groups on and around the roadway.
If you have been injured while you were out walking or jogging and it was due to someone else’s negligence, you need to seek legal assistance. The knowledgeable and experienced team at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman is ready to help you with your case. We do not think you should have to worry about your finances if someone else has caused you harm. That is why we want to make sure you get fair compensation for all of your accident-related expenses. This can include medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering damages, as well as punitive damages. When you need a Pittsburgh pedestrian accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 1-888-988-9467.