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Philadelphia Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Philadelphia is a big city with busy streets, which makes pedestrian accident quite common. Even attentive drivers can be distracted and fail to yield to pedestrians and such collisions result in minor and serious injuries. According to accident injury statistics by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, every year thousands of Pennsylvania residents fall victims to collisions.

Pedestrian Accident Injury statistics for the last five yearsPedestrian Accident Fatality statistics for the last five years

In case, you got injured in a pedestrian accident, consult a professional, experienced, and highly knowledgeable Philadelphia trial attorney. John F. Rooney is a pedestrian accident lawyer who can handle your case and get the compensation you deserve for pain, suffering, medical expenses, and other damages. If you or your loved one was hit by a car, John F. Rooney, a pedestrian accident lawyer, will fight for your rights.

Common causes of pedestrian accidents in Pennsylvania

The main cause for most pedestrian accidents is negligence of drivers. Though pedestrians do not always follow the traffic laws, drivers fail to safely operate vehicles ignoring signs and traffic lights, which often contributes to collisions. The most common causes of pedestrian accidents are:

  • Failing to yield to a pedestrian
  • Driving under influence
  • Running a red light
  • Driving while texting, talking on cell phone, eating, etc.
  • Obstructed view caused by illegally parked cars
  • Speeding
  • Neglecting weather or traffic conditions
  • Making a turn without a signal
  • Using undesignated area to cross the road by pedestrian
  • Ignoring the “walk” signal by pedestrian

If you suffered in a pedestrian accident, contact Law Office of John F. Rooney, V for your legal assistance.

Driver approaching on the car to the crosswalkA woman and a girl crossing the road despite the approaching truck.Accident on the crosswalkA negligent driver doesn't stop despite pedestrian crossing the street.

Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents can lead to serious injuries as well as fatal outcomes. A strike by a heavy vehicle, even if it moves at low speed, can contribute to various injuries. Most common injuries in pedestrian accidents are:

  • Deep cuts and bruises
  • Broken arms, legs, ribs, etc.
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head injuries, including traumatic brain injury and coma
  • Dental or facial injuries
  • Eye injuries, which can result in loss of vision

If you want to claim for compensation and bring to justice those who are responsible for injuries you suffered caused by the pedestrian accident, consult John F. Rooney - your personal injury lawyer in the greater Philadelphia area.

How to win a pedestrian accident lawsuit

As a plaintiff, you must file your pedestrian accident lawsuit and prove that the defendant committed negligence by demonstrating he or she breached the duty to you, such as driving safely, and you suffered some harm. In most cases, It is not difficult to prove driver’s negligence in a pedestrian accident. If you demonstrate that the defendant violated a traffic law, it will be enough to win your case.

Contact Law Office of John F. Rooney, V today to schedule a free consultation regarding your pedestrian accident lawsuit.

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