The last thing you expect when you go out each day is for something to happen that will cause you harm. Most of us expect that we will get back home safely, but that was not the case last week for people at the Social Security office in Egg Harbor Township. We usually do not bring you stories from outside of our coverage area, but this one highlights some of the dangers pedestrians face – even inside buildings.
The crash happened in the morning, a time when government offices are usually packed.
“All of a sudden we heard a loud boom, sounded like a bomb but we looked to the left, we saw a car barreling through the wall and hit everybody that was in its path,” said a bystander inside the building.
Police say that over 20 people were taken to the hospital. They also say that the crash appears to be an accident, that a woman attempting to park accelerated by mistake.
We know that the people there did not expect to get hurt, but that is the nature of most pedestrian accidents. They are unexpected and can cause you major problems, both physically and financially. When you need a Philadelphia crosswalk accident attorney, you can count on the professionals at the Dan Doyle Law Group for help.
Pedestrian accidents often cause severe injuries. Pedestrians are the most vulnerable group of people anywhere in or around the roadway. They have zero protection against the force of a vehicle slamming into them. Not only do they take one impact, but they are also thrown to the ground for a second injury-causing impact.
It is common to see the following in pedestrian accidents:
There were more than 4,106 people injured in pedestrian accidents last year in Pennsylvania.
Pedestrians are in danger from reckless or careless drivers. As the story above shows, even pedestrians inside buildings are in dangers.
We know that texting and driving continues to be a problem as technology continues to advance. Distracted drivers are a danger now more than ever.
Drunk drivers put everyone on the roadway around them at risk, as do those to choose to speed.
If a careless or negligent driver is to blame for a pedestrian accident, they should be held accountable for their actions.
If you or someone you love have been hurt in a pedestrian accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, you need to seek legal assistance. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to get you the compensation you need for all of your accident-related expenses. This can include coverage for your medical bills, payment for lost income if you are unable to work, as well as punitive damages in certain cases.