Accidents involving motor vehicles and pedestrians can result in serious, debilitating injuries or sometimes even death for the pedestrian. Drivers of vehicles such as cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles or even bicycles are protected by the frame of their vehicle, while pedestrians have no protection from the impact. If you are a pedestrian and have been injured in an accident with a motor vehicle you will need an experienced personal injury attorney to fight for your right to compensation. Philadelphia car accident lawyers of Geoffrey B. Gompers & Associates have been representing victims of pedestrian accidents for nearly 30 years and can guide you through the your accident case, protecting your rights and maximizing your recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents Result in Serious Injuries
Pedestrian accidents can occur in the street, in a cross walk, in a parking lot or on the sidewalk. They most often occur when crossing at an intersection with no cross walk or on urban roads. Children and the elderly are most at risk for pedestrian accident injuries as children often run into the street without looking for oncoming traffic and the elderly are less agile and therefore less able to move out of the way of an oncoming vehicle. Pedestrians who are injured by motor vehicles can face serious head injuries and spinal cord injuries resulting in serious brain damage or paralysis, as well as limb amputation or death.
Driver negligence, including aggressive driving, distracted driving, drowsy driving, drunk driving, and speeding are also major factors in pedestrian accidents. Distracted driving accidents often happen when the driver’s focus is taken off the road by electronic devices and fail to look out for pedestrians in the road. Some negligent drivers can be overly tired while driving or can be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. An individual who has been injured in a pedestrian accident due to driver negligence can get help with the financial losses they face by contacting an experienced Philadelphia car accident attorney. Likewise, families who have suffered the loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident should seek legal help from a qualified Philadelphia pedestrian accident lawyer to determine whether filing a wrongful death claim is in their best interest.
Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers at Geoffrey B. Gompers & Associates Fight for Victims of Pedestrian Accidents
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. Philadelphia car accident lawyers at Geoffrey B. Gompers & Associates will review your claim and advise you on how to proceed. We are dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients and will fight to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries and other loss.
Philadelphia auto accident attorneys provide legal services in all types of motor vehicle accidents, including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents and bicycle accidents. Our offices are conveniently located in Center City Philadelphia and Voorhees, New Jersey and we handle cases throughout Southeast Pennsylvania including Delaware County, Chester County, Philadelphia County, Montgomery County and Bucks County, as well as New Jersey. Call our personal injury law firm today at 215-567-6600 or 856-663-2566 to schedule a free consultation or contact us online. We respond to calls and inquiries 24 hours a day / seven days a week.