Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Serving Pittsburgh
Were you hit by a car in Western PA? We can help
If you or a family member has been hit by a car while walking, you understand pedestrians are no match for motorized vehicles when the two collide. A person who is walking does not have the protection of a car. Severe injuries to the pedestrian are common in such circumstances.
If this has happened to you, contact the Pittsburgh pedestrian accident attorneys at Hal Waldman & Associates to discuss your case during a free evaluation. We have the experience and resources to fight for the justice and compensation you deserve. Our case results include a $400,000 recovery for a pedestrian hit by a car.
Types of pedestrian accidents we handle in Pennsylvania
Our law firm has decades of experience handling pedestrian accident cases in communities throughout Pennsylvania. Your accident case matters to us. We care. We are on your side. Common pedestrian accident cases we handle involve:
- Intersections with and without marked crossing lanes
- Hit and runs
- Distracted drivers
- Drunk drivers and otherwise impaired motorists
- School zones
- Inadequate lighting
- Commercial vehicles like delivery vans, garbage trucks, and tractor-truck trailers
- Sidewalk slip, trip, and falls
- Public transportation
- Parking lots
What causes pedestrian accidents?
Everyone is responsible for abiding by the rules of the road. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of motor vehicle drivers to protect the safety of vulnerable road users like joggers, cyclists, and pedestrians. Common contributing factors to pedestrian accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Failure to yield to pedestrians
- Drunk or impaired driving
- Reckless driving and road rage
- Lack of lighting
- Inadequate road design and/or lack of pedestrian-friendly infrastructure
Common pedestrian accident injuries
Because pedestrians’ bodies lack protection, severe injuries are far too common. Some of the most common injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries (SCI)
- Loss of limbs
- Internal injuries
- Skin injuries due to contact with the road surface
- Knee and leg injuries
- Broken bones (fractures)
Unfortunately, too many pedestrian accidents cause fatal or permanently disabling injuries.
Why you need a trusted pedestrian accident attorney
Because the injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents are often severe, insurance companies fight these claims hard. They know a lot of money is at stake, and their goal is to protect their bottom line. Our job is to fight for your rights.
We know how to investigate to prove that the driver who hit you was at fault for the accident. And we know how to calculate the full amount of damages you deserve for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other losses. We will put in the work to put you in the best position to win your case while you focus on healing.
If you were injured or a loved one died in a Pennsylvania pedestrian accident, contact Hal Waldman & Associates to schedule a free case evaluation. At no cost to you, a member of our team can answer your questions, explain your legal options, and help you decide what to do next. Protect your health and your rights. Contact us today.