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Allentown Pedestrian Accident Attorney

When you or a loved one are out on foot, the last thing you should ever have to worry about is getting injured due to another person’s negligence. However, pedestrian crashes are common, particularly in and around cities. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, we are here to help you secure the compensation you need after a pedestrian crash. Let our pedestrian accident attorneys get to work securing the compensation you deserve.

How often do pedestrian accidents happen?

Unfortunately, pedestrian crashes happen more often than most people realize. During the latest reporting year in Pennsylvania, the Department of Transportation says that pedestrian accidents increased from the previous year to 4,129 total incidents. Out of those crashes, there were:

  • 4,090 injuries
  • 201 fatalities

Why are pedestrian accidents so devastating?

When looking at the statistics, we can see that nearly every reported pedestrian crash resulted in an injury or a fatality. In 2018, pedestrian crashes represented just 3.2% of the overall traffic crashes, but 16.9% of all traffic crash fatalities.

Because pedestrians have no protection from the force of a vehicle slamming into them, it is not uncommon for our Allentown pedestrian accident lawyers to help victims suffering from the following injuries:

Each of these injuries requires extensive medical care and can lead to tremendous expenses for pedestrian crash victims and their families.

What causes these incidents?

The Pennsylvania DOT says that the main places that these crashes happened were when a pedestrian was:

  • Entering a crossing or specified pedestrian area
  • Walking, running, jogging, or playing
  • Standing near the roadway
  • Approaching or leaving a vehicle

All too often, we find that pedestrians are the victims of careless or reckless driving. Much like regular car accidents, these incidents happen due to drivers who are speeding, not paying attention, distracted by their phones, impaired, and more.

Additionally, pedestrians can also be harmed due to the actions, or failure to act, of municipalities. This could be due to road or maintenance a crew failing to properly inspect and maintain roads, sidewalks, and pedestrian pathways. Broken pavement, debris, and other hazards can cause serious harm to pedestrians, as can pedestrian walk lights that do not function properly.

Let us get to work on your case today

If you or someone you care about has been injured in a pedestrian crash, you may be entitled to compensation from the at-fault party. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, we are going to get to work on your case, performing a thorough investigation so we can secure the compensation you need, including:

  • Your medical expenses related to the pedestrian incident
  • Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • Possible punitive damages against a grossly negligent party

If you need an Allentown pedestrian accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 215-987-3730 for a free consultation.