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If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, get in touch with Handler, Henning & Rosenberg as soon as possible. We are one of the largest firms in the area and have extensive resources and knowledge that we can devote to your case, no matter how complex. Our pedestrian accident attorneys can effectively pursue compensation that will cover your expenses and secure your future.
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Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Before you sign anything, get a free consultation about your legal rights to compensation. If the pedestrian accident injury could have been avoided, you may be eligible to receive reimbursement for your medical bills, your lost wages, any related expenses, and pain & suffering. If you waive your rights, you may be leaving money on the table for the insurance company to keep.
Common injuries in a pedestrian accident include:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
In the worst cases, a pedestrian accident can end in wrongful death.
Pedestrian Accidents from Distracted Driving
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reports that pedestrian fatalities are increased on an annual basis, and experts are blaming the use of smartphones. Nearly 95% of drivers nationwide own a phone, with upwards of 70% of them owning a smartphone. Distracted driving is the public health hazard of this generation, much like drunk driving was at its peak decades ago.
Our accident investigators are equipped to get answers about why you were hit by a car, what led to the collision, and who was at fault. These are the answers that will determine whether you will be able to pay for medical care, lost wages, and other losses.
Handler, Henning & Rosenberg has spent nearly a century protecting the rights of the injured. We've ensured that thousands of our clients were able to replenish their savings, pay for medical treatment, and provide for their families for the rest of their lives. If you want someone in your corner who knows how to make drivers and insurers answer for your pain, call our accident lawyers today.
Keeping Your Children Safe
Per Safe Kids, pedestrian injuries are the 5th leading cause of injury-related deaths for children 5 to 19. Parents need to teach their children safe pedestrian habits to help protect them when they are walking to and from various locations. Drivers have a duty of care to avoid injuring pedestrians; however, drivers are not always paying attention to the road, much less to children and pedestrians.
To keep your children safe and avoid pedestrian accidents, teach your children to:
- Make eye contact with drivers before crossing the street. If the driver is not looking at you, do not cross the road.
- Look all ways before crossing the street. Look left, right, then left again. Keep looking in all directions as you cross the street.
- Do not wear headphones when walking, especially when crossing a street.
- Do not use electronics when walking and crossing a street.
- Cross the road at marked crosswalks when possible. If there are no crosswalks, cross at intersections with traffic signals.
- Use sidewalks or walking paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as safely possible.
Each child is different; however, most children who are under the age of 10 do not have the ability to judge speed and distance. Therefore, parents should accompany children under 10 when walking and crossing the road. Always set a good example when crossing the road and walking by avoiding the use of electronics, always looking before crossing the road, and paying attention.
Review the information in the interactive graphic provided by Safe Kids with your children and use the Child Pedestrian Safety Curriculum provided by the NHTSA to protect your children from pedestrian accidents.
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We strongly advise you to contact us quickly. Pennsylvania has a 2-year statute of limitations for injury cases. Crucial evidence, essential to the success of your case, could be lost over time. Our Pennsylvania injury lawyers can protect your rights, help build the best possible case, and help you get justice. Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLC has been helping people since 1922. We have five office locations throughout Eastern and Central Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, Lancaster, York, Carlisle, and Hanover. Wherever you are or wherever you need us, our attorneys are more than happy to meet with you for a free consultation.
Do not hesitate to contact us today at (888) 498-3023 to review your case!