Car accidents cause serious injuries and sometimes death to pedestrians. In fact, pedestrians make up 15% of all traffic casualties annually. Increasing the likelihood of serious injury or even death of pedestrians are distracted drivers or drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Distracted driving is typically when the operator of a vehicle is participating in other tasks, such as texting or speaking on a cell phone while operating a vehicle.
If you are struck by a vehicle as a pedestrian and are able to do so, call the police immediately. Do not leave the scene of the accident before help arrives, unless medical attention necessitates you to do so. If there are any witnesses, gather their names, addresses and phone numbers. Seek any and all necessary medical attention, and advise the doctor that you were in a pedestrian accident. Before speaking with a pedestrian accident attorney, do not make any statements to anyone, including drivers and insurers. However, if a police officer asks you for a statement, you should answer their questions.
Our attorneys are experienced in representing victims of pedestrian accidents. We are happy to answer any questions and review your case for free. Please call us at 1-800-222-USWA (8792) or complete our short contact form and a member of our firm will contact you.
With offices in Philadelphia, Bethlehem, Lancaster and Reading, we serve clients throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. And, remember, there is no fee unless we recover for you.
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