On a typical Friday morning, a neighborhood was shaken up due to a pedestrian accident in Philadelphia. The full details are still uncertain but authorities are collecting footage and witness testimony to determine whether criminal charges will be filed. Having a Philadelphia crosswalk accident lawyer by your side can make the difference between obtaining compensation for your injury and being left out in the cold to fend for yourself.
Like a scene out of a movie, a 20-year old pedestrian was first hit by a car and then thrown into the side of a building. Luckily, he survived the accident and was taken to a local hospital. He suffered from internal injuries and two broken legs. He will have a long road to recovery with a number of surgeries in his future. Witness to the accident did state that they were shocked by the events and are grateful the victim survived.
Car accidents are unfortunately common in Philadephia and the surrounding areas. The most common reasons for car accidents are speeding, drunk driving, distracted driving and drowsy driving. Although an official report has not been filed yet, speeding is the suspected cause in the case above. There were other cars involved who had seemingly been stopped at a red light when the driver of Volkswagon attempted to go in between the two vehicles and struck the young pedestrian. It seems that in order to avoid an accident, the driver ended up scaring an innocent bystander. In the latest reporting year, there were 4,106 pedestrian accidents in Pennsylvania that resulted in injury. 150 of those resulted in death.
Car accidents can be horrific between two vehicles but when it is a vehicle versus pedestrian the results are even worse. Injuries can range from scraps and bruises to permanent injuries like paralysis and loss of limb. Other common injuries are broken bones, lacerations, herniated discs, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries. Suffering an injury after an accident takes time to heal and may require physical therapy, time off of work or school and even surgery.
As you can see, getting into an accident can have serious consequences. You may begin to become overwhelmed by all of the insurance questions and medical appointments. Another problem that may cross your mind is how you’re going to pay for all of this and why you have to suffer because of someone else’s negligence. Although we cannot change what has happened, we can ease the process. Our experienced Philadelphia pedestrian accident attorney at Dan Doyle Law Group has the skills and knowledge necessary to hold all liable parties responsible for their actions. We will seek compensation for your medical expenses, time off from work, property damage, punitive damages, as well as pain and suffering. We shoulder the legal burden after an accident so you don’t have to. Schedule your initial consultation by calling us at 215-987-3730 or by filling out our online contact form here.