Harrisburg and Camp Hill Pedestrian Accident Injury Lawyers
At the Law Offices of Ethan K. Stone, LLC, we handle all types of pedestrian accident and injury cases. Pedestrians do not have the same protections as operators of automobiles. There are no airbags, seat belts or other safety gear as found in a car or other motor vehicle. For this reason, pedestrian accident and crash injuries are often much more severe and catastrophic. The injuries and resulting financial ramifications can cause substantial hardship for injury victims and their families.
Pedestrian injuries can include brain trauma, head injuries, broken bones and fractures, spinal chord injuries, neck and back pain, disc injuries and severe injuries to the arms and legs. Due to their severe nature, these types of injuries can be very expensive to treat and can result in missed work and lost past and future wages.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics and Causes
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2010, 4,280 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States, and another 70,000 pedestrians were injured. This averages to one crash-related pedestrian death every 2 hours, and a pedestrian injury every 8 minutes. Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash on each trip.
A pedestrian is any person on foot, walking, running, jogging, hiking, sitting or lying down who is involved in a motor vehicle traffic crash that involves one or more vehicles where at least one vehicle is in-transport and the crash originates on a public traffic way.
Perhaps the scariest statistic of all, is that in 2010, nearly one in every five children between the ages of 5 and 9 who were killed in traffic crashes was a pedestrian.
How can pedestrians help prevent injuries and deaths from motor vehicle crashes?
- Pedestrians should increase their visibility at night by carrying a flashlight when walking and by wearing retro-reflective clothing.
- Whenever possible, pedestrians should cross the street at a designated crosswalk.
- It is much safer to walk on a sidewalk, but if pedestrians must walk in the street, they should walk facing traffic.
Common Causes of pedestrian accidents
Some of the more common causes of pedestrian accidents in Pennsylvania include:
- Distracted driving including texting or talking on a cellphone
- Driving under the influence
- Disregard for crosswalks
Don’t attempt to fight the insurance companies yourself. Get help from the Harrisburg Pedestrian Accident Injury Lawyers!
If you or someone you know was struck by an automobile and killed or seriously injured, make sure you call the experienced attorneys at The Law Offices of Ethan K. Stone, LLC to handle your matter. Don’t let the insurance company attempt to push you around and take advantage of you. We have the knowledge and experience to handle these cases. We will listen to your case, formulate a plan and solution, and work with you during your difficult time.
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We know that you have many questions. These questions should be asked and answered very early on in the process so that the insurance companies do not take advantage of you. Contact the experienced Harrisburg Camp Hill Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at The Law Offices of Ethan K. Stone, LLC to help you navigate the legal process, protect your rights and seek the financial compensation you are entitled. Our pedestrian injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis.
We represent clients throughout Central Pennsylvania, including Harrisburg, Camp Hill, Mechanicsburg, Lemoyne, Carlisle, Hershey, York, Lancaster, Lebanon and Perry and Juniata Counties.
Call us at (717) 220-3LAW (3529) or email us HERE to speak with an attorney and schedule a FREE CONSULTATION.