Based on 2006 statistics put together by the United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, more than 4,800 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle accidents, while over 70,000 sustained injuries. Even though pedestrians may take the necessary precautions to avoid becoming involved in an automobile accident, personal injury accidents involving runners and walkers do happen. You need a Pennsylvania pedestrian accident attorney who will investigate every aspect of your pedestrian injury case and provide you with excellent legal advice and representation.
Anthony C. Gagliano, III, is a Pennsylvania pedestrian accident lawyer with experience in representing clients involved in pedestrian injury cases. Injuries sustained by pedestrians while running or walking on the road can include bruises, fractures, contusions, and more serious injuries.
Pedestrian accidents have a wide range of causes. Often times, driver negligence is at fault. Drivers may fail to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks or ignore stoplights. Drunk drivers may leave the roadway and hit pedestrians on the sidewalk. Through our complex method of investigation, we will research the insurance information on all possible defendants including the vehicle driver and vehicle owner and their financial worth if insurance is inadequate. Often, we look into the background of the defendant to see if they have a history of crime or traffic offenses.
Major factors which contribute to pedestrian accidents in Pennsylvania include:
The failure of a motorist to yield at a crosswalk, stop sign, or traffic light
Motorists’ lack of attention to the road
Injuries suffered as a result of these types of accidents can be severe and life altering. You may have injuries to your head or neck, nerve damage or spinal cord paralysis, broke or dislocated bones/limbs, or even has lost the use of a limb. On the other hand in less severe cases where the pedestrian is the victim, it is not always necessary to prove that there is scarring or a permanent bodily injury in order to be eligible for compensation.
Please contact Mr. Gagliano, a Pennsylvania pedestrian accident lawyer immediately to determine what monetary compensation you may be entitled to for your personal injury or wrongful death claim. Mr. Gagliano represents clients with pedestrian accident claims throughout the Delaware Valley and the States of Pennsylvania and New Jersey including clients with pedestrian accident claims from Philadelphia County, Montgomery County, Delaware County, Bucks County, Chester County, Lehigh County, Camden County, Burlington County, Gloucester County, Atlantic County and Mercer County. We offer free consultations and are available to drive to your location and meet with you if you are unable to travel.