Pedestrians need to be careful when they are in and around vehicles. While most people do what they can to stay safe, pedestrians cannot always predict the actions of drivers around them. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., our knowledgeable and experienced team wants to discuss steps you can take to avoid pedestrian collisions. Our pedestrian accident lawyers in Philadelphia are always available to help those injured due to the careless or negligent actions of another person. We can secure the compensation you are entitled to.
Pedestrians struck by vehicles often sustain severe injuries. During the latest reporting year in Pennsylvania, we know that there were 4,129 total pedestrian accidents. Out of those incidents, there were 4,090 injuries and 201 fatalities. Looking at these statistics, we can see that a high proportion of those involved in pedestrian accidents sustain injuries or fatalities. In 2018, pedestrian crashes represented just 3.2% of overall traffic incidents in Pennsylvania but accounted for nearly 17% of all crash fatalities.
Most pedestrian crashes occur due to preventable errors. If you plan to be in and around other vehicles in the Philadelphia area, there are several steps you can take to be as safe as possible.
If you or somebody you love does get injured in a pedestrian accident that was caused by another person’s negligent actions, speak to an attorney immediately. The team at Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. is ready to investigate every aspect of your case in order to secure the compensation you are entitled to. This can include: