No one should have to worry about his or her safety when walking. If you or someone close to you has been involved in an accident involving a pedestrian‚ make sure to reach out to one of the expert Pennsylvania pedestrian accident attorneys at the Law Offices of www.needaninjuryattorneypennsylvania.com to discuss your legal rights and options today.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released a study that claims 3% of those injured in traffic accidents and 12.1% of deaths caused by traffic accidents in 2009 were pedestrians. Just in Pennsylvania‚ 134 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in 2009.
If you have been hit by a vehicle while walking or running it is very important to get medical attention right away. Even if you don’t feel seriously hurt you should visit an emergency room immediately. Injuries that are not noticeable just after an accident may seem minor or go undetected can actually be fatal, like complications from internal bleeding. “Walking it off” is not a good idea.
It is important to gather vital evidence such as contacting witnesses for statements and obtaining accident reports. As a pedestrian victim, your immediate concern is getting your injuries diagnosed and treated by a medical professional. If your injuries are serious, you need to focus on recovering from the accident; you need the help of an expert Pennsylvania pedestrian accident attorney to help you navigate the complicated legal issues that may arise from an accident involving a pedestrian.
If you or someone close to you has been injured in an accident involving a pedestrian Pennsylvania‚ the experienced attorneys at the Law office of www.needaninjuryattorneypennsylvania.com can assist you to recover medical costs‚ wages lost due to missing work‚ pain and suffering‚ and other expenses that you may have incurred because of the accident. Our excellent team will go to bat for you and make sure you get the best compensation available.
Pennsylvania Pedestrian Law
Pedestrian laws in Pennsylvania are in place to ensure that all those who use the roads are safe. Vehicle drivers must yield to pedestrians walking in crosswalks‚ as well as pedestrians crossing at intersections with traffic lights.
If a pedestrian crosses the road outside of a crosswalk, they must yield to traffic. Failure to yield to traffic, otherwise known as “jay-walking,” is dangerous and you may be held liable for damages if an accident occurs. Even if you cross safely after not yielding you may get a ticket if the act is witnessed by law enforcement. Another rule to abide by is that when pedestrians walk on roads without sidewalks‚ they are required to walk against the flow of traffic.
Pennsylvania pedestrian law is complex and you may not know all the rules to determine yourself who is at fault. The best way to find out who is at fault and if you are eligible for compensation is to contact the Law Offices of www.needaninjuryattorneypennsylvania.com and speak with one of our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys today.