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Pedestrian Hit by Car Accidents

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Which Law Firm Takes Cases Involving Injuries From Pededestrians Hit By Cars?

Year after year thousands of pedestrians are injured in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania by cars, trucks, SUVS, and other motor vehicles1. It is the duty of anyone operating a car, truck, SUV or to hold the safety of pedestrians and the safety of bike riders in the same regard as their own.

Unfortunately, due to things like distracted drivers and negligence, this may not be the case and pedestrians can ultimately suffer a devastating personal injury or even a fatal accident.

At Schiffman Firm, we understand how and why pedestrian accidents happen. We use that knowledge to help victims assert their legal rights. Our attorneys have obtained substantial verdicts and settlements on numerous occasions – even in cases where the negligent parties have had insufficient or no insurance at all.

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If you or a loved one was injured by a dangerous, distracted, or negligent driver, contact us today for a free review of your case. You pay nothing unless we win your case.

  1. 2020 Crash Facts and Statistics– PennDOT (Pennsylvania Department of Transportation)
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Distracted Driving, Texting, Limited Visibility

What Are Some Common Causes of Pedestrian Hit by Car Accidents in Pittsburgh

The most common reason for pedestrian accidents is negligence by a driver who was failing to watch for pedestrians or respect their right of way.

While not every accident may find a driver at fault, if you or someone you loved was involved in a pedestrian accident or hit by a car while trying to cross the street, contact one of our attorneys for a free review of your case.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents Include:

  • Failing to check for pedestrians and people in crosswalks
  • Failing to stop at a signal, stop sign, or intersection
  • Speeding
  • Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
  • Distracted driving
  • Texting while driver
  • Making a turn without first checking the surroundings
  • Illegal U-turns
  • Poor or unsafe road conditions including limited visibility
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Unsafe and Dangerous Property Conditions

Can I Sue if I Slip, Trip, or Fall on a Sidewalk?

Not all pedestrian accidents involve a car or automobile accident.

Pedestrians can become victims of personal injury due to slips, trips, and falls caused by unsafe property conditions.

Accidents to pedestrians caused by unsafe property management can be caused by:

  • Uneven or slippery walking paths like floors, tiles, and sidewalks
  • Cracked concrete, pavement, and sidewalks
  • Failure to properly maintain walking paths after winter storms
  • Poorly lit conditions
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Broke Bones, Brain Injuriies, Broken Teeth

What Kind of Injuries Can Be Sustained From a Predestrian Hit by Car Accident?

Similar to bike accidents and motorcycle accidents, any type of collision involving a car, truck, SUV, or any other type of motor vehicle can be life-changing – even at low speeds.

No matter what safety precautions one can take, you never know if the driver of an oncoming vehicle is distracted and even capable of protecting your safety.

Unfortunately, these types of incidents happen far too often – despite the amount of public education on how to properly protect pedestrians and people walking along busy streets.

The attorneys at Shiffman Firm have successfully handled thousands of personal injury cases, including those where pedestrians were struck by a car. If you or someone you love was injured, contact our legal team today for a free consultation and review of your case.

Injuries from pedestrian and hit by car accidents include:

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How Much Is My Case Worth if I Was a Pedestrian and Hit by a Car?

Every personal injury case is unique and they all bring their own respective challenges. Considering that, it’s nearly impossible for any lawyer or attorney to put a price tag on a legal matter without first understanding the specifics.

If you or someone you care about was hit by a car while walking through a crosswalk or on the sidewalk, contact one of our personal injury attorneys today for a free review of your case. There is no fee for our services unless we help you recover money.

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From personal injury to product liability - Schiffman Firm has the legal expertise and experience to take on a wide variety of cases with a proven track record of delivering results for their clients.

Our attorneys are always ready to listen to your case. Contact us today for a free review of your case - you don't pay anything for our legal services unless you win your case.

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Spinal cord, brain, and concussion injuries are complex legal matters - our team has experience and expertise in working with:
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Negligence, in any form, can lead to a wide variety of personal injury lawsuits - sometimes it can, unfortunately, lead to death. Our team can represent the families and the estate of wrongful death victims to ensure fair compensation is received and justice is served.
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At Schiffman Firm, we know how Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation system works and — most importantly — how to make this system work for our clients.
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