Recovery - $1,400,000Case Description - MVA-front seat passenger; tractor trailer made turn directly into passenger door Description Injuries - Closed head injuries including multiple facial fractures requiring surgery, cervical and lumbar surgeries, with shoulder and leg injuries.
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Philadelphia Has Its Share of Dangers for Pedestrians

Although Philadelphia has many great neighborhoods is a wonderful place to take a walk, sometimes it can also be unforgiving for pedestrians as well. Walkers can face a variety of hazards ranging from speeding and reckless drivers, drivers who don’t obey traffic signals, poorly maintained public areas, inattentive bike riders and joggers, poorly lit sidewalks, and because the weather is a factor more often than not, slippery conditions on streets and sidewalks.

This is not to say that you shouldn’t enjoy walking in the city, but you need to be aware of your surroundings and the dangers that can lurk due to the careless actions of others. If you do become a victim, even if your injuries are minor, you should immediately engage the services of a pedestrian accident lawyer.

Pedestrians Must Also Obey All Traffic Laws

Drivers, bicycle riders, and others must obey all traffic laws in Philadelphia. Pedestrians must also do the same. This means always walking on sidewalks when possible, using crosswalks, and obeying traffic signals at intersections (where two-thirds of all pedestrian accidents take place). As a group though, pedestrians are a safety conscious bunch. Most pedestrian accidents are the fault of others.

However, in some cases, both the driver and a pedestrian may be at fault. When this happens, comparative negligence may come into play, meaning that both sides will be affixed some level of responsibility for the accident. This can have a direct impact on how much of a settlement a pedestrian accident victim may be entitled to receive, and it is why you must have a highly experienced attorney representing you.

Seeking Compensation for Your Pedestrian Accident in Philadelphia

When you are the victim of a pedestrian accident, you have the right to pursue damages for any losses you incur. To assist you in understanding your options, contact Master Weinstein and Moyer for a free consultation at your earliest convenience. We serve clients in Philadelphia and the surrounding Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York communities.