Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Philadelphia
Pedestrians observing the law have every right to expect their safety on public streets. Yet even those obeying traffic laws are sometimes injured by motor vehicles. While the walkability of Philadelphia makes it an appealing location for many, the reality is that the majority of fatal pedestrian accidents occur in urban areas, in large part due to the sheer volume of pedestrians.
Everyone is taught from a young age to look both ways for oncoming cars, and to be aware of our surroundings at all times while walking on a public street. But while we all know the risks, nobody actually expects to be hit by an oncoming car as they cross the street. When it happens, the results are often disastrous.
The human body is totally unprepared to deal with the kind of physical trauma which can result from thousands of pounds of metal hitting it, possibly at tremendous speed. As a result, pedestrians struck by vehicle often sustain very serious injuries, which in turn lead to:
- Considerable physical pain,
- Enormous amounts of medical bills,
- Loss of wages/ability to work,
- Permanently reduced quality of life.
In a worst-case scenario, Personal Injuries resulting from a pedestrian accident are fatal. When such a tragedy occurs, the loved ones of the victim are left devastated.
The more serious the injuries, the more serious the need for the victim, or their loved ones, to receive compensation in order to attempt to recover from this tragedy, and move forward with their lives as much as possible. It is also important to hold the at-fault driver responsible for his/her negligent or reckless behavior. To achieve this, you will need the assistance of a skilled and dedicated Philadelphia Pedestrian Accident Lawyer.
There are a number of principles which govern the right of way law in Pennsylvania. Drivers must yield the right of way to pedestrians at:
- Crosswalks (marked or unmarked),
- Driveways, Alleys,
- And private roads.
Drivers may not block crosswalks under any circumstances. Furthermore, when exiting a driveway, all drivers are required to come to a complete stop before driving over the sidewalk area.
Philadelphia Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
At Velter Yurovsky Zoftis Sokolson, LLC we have over 75 years of combined legal experience and a proven track record of results, both of which we are prepared to put to work to get you the best possible outcome in a pedestrian accident case. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, time is of the essence.
Call Velter Yurovsky Zoftis Sokolson, LLC at (215) 969-3004 today to set up a free consultation with one of our Philadelphia Pedestrian Accident Attorneys. You may also Email Us, and can expect a prompt response to any inquiries you may have. Let us work with you to get you the results you deserve.
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