If you were seriously hurt in a pedestrian accident due to somebody else’s negligence, the personal injury attorneys at Berger and Green can help you go after the money you deserve for your medical bills and your pain and suffering. Many times the unfortunate victim of a traffic accident turns out to be an innocent pedestrian. Sadly, the victim is often a small child, usually between the ages of 5 and 9, or an elderly person. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, in 2006 4,569 pedestrians were injured in traffic accidents; of these, 170 resulted in the death of a pedestrian. Pedestrian must obey all traffic laws and use caution when walking near and through traffic. For maximum safety, a person should always cross at designated sidewalks whenever possible, avoid walking at night or while wearing dark clothing and be aware that not all drivers will give them the right-of-way.
However, motorists are a major cause of pedestrian accidents and must drive with greater care, especially through areas with high pedestrian traffic. Many vehicle-pedestrian accidents are the result of a negligent driver that either disregarded the speed limit or a traffic signal, was distracted by the sun or a cell phone, or was driving while intoxicated. These drivers do not see the pedestrian until it is too late.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident, do not immediately assume that the accident was your fault. Contact Berger and Green to find out about your rights to money that can cover your medical bills and wage loss and also compensate your for your pain and suffering.
At Berger and Green, our Personal Injury attorneys will fight to win the maximum settlement for your injuries from insurance companies that may try to convince you to settle for the lowest possible amount.
The Personal Injury attorneys at Berger and Green accept pedestrian accident cases on an affordable, contingent-fee basis, which means that you will not pay us any money if we do not win your case. Injured in a pedestrian accident and unsure whether you have a claim? Contact a Pennsylvania pedestrian accident attorney at our Pittsburgh office at (412) 661-1400 for a FREE EVALUATION . Let Berger and Green help you go after the compensation you deserve.