Pedestrian Accident Attorney in Allentown, PA

Occupants of a car or truck have the metal structure of their vehicle to help shield them from negligent motor vehicle operators. Pedestrians do not have these protections and often suffer horrendous injuries and even death when struck by a motor vehicle. Often the injuries are life-altering and may result in many months, if not years, of rehabilitation. Every year, nearly 60,000 pedestrians die in pedestrian accidents more than 110,000. Children and the elderly are most at risk for being hit while crossing the street. Statistics show stops than 41% of all pedestrian accidents occur during the hours of 3 and 4 pm, the time when school-aged children are at school bus crossing streets. Often pedestrian accidents are the result of driver carelessness or negligence, including:

  • Inattentive or distracted driving;
  • Driver's failure to observe speed limits, Especially in school zone;
  • Driver's failure to yield right of way to pedestrians at crosswalks;
  • A driver turning into an intersection without looking for pedestrians;
  • A driver's failure to observe traffic signals; and
  • Drunk driving

If you have been injured in an accident while walking, contact Scherline & Associates, the serious injury law firm.

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