Pedestrian Accidents

Pittsburgh Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

Skilled Representation for Your Pedestrian Accident in PA

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that a pedestrian is killed every two hours in a traffic accident in the United States — and one is injured every eight minutes. These are sobering statistics, and it may come as no surprise that many of these accidents occur due to the fault of a careless driver. Remember, in Pittsburgh and throughout the state, as a pedestrian, if you are following traffic safety rules, you should have the right of way and therefore compensation for your injuries.

If you did suffer injuries from being hit by a careless driver, speak to a personal injury lawyer experienced in pedestrian accidents. The attorneys at DeRiso, DeRiso & Suher have 50 years of combined experienced serving the citizens of Pittsburgh, and will protect your rights against negligent drivers.

How Did My Accident Happen?

Sidewalks and crosswalks are built for pedestrian safety. Unfortunately, you could be at risk every time you take a walk, especially in traffic-congested areas. Negligent drivers can be anywhere at any time. It’s important to be on the lookout for reckless or careless drivers, but sometimes accidents can’t be avoided. Some common driver actions that lead to pedestrian accidents include:

  • Not stopping at red light or stop sign
  • Failing to stop before turning right
  • Failing to yield
  • Not leaving room for cyclists and pedestrians
  • Drunken driving or driving under the influence
  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving/texting

Any of these behaviors can cause an accident and serious injuries to a pedestrian. Broken bones, fractures, neck and back injuries, cuts and scrapes, traumatic brain injuries — these are just a few injuries that can happen when you are struck by a vehicle. After getting medical attention, talk to a personal injury attorney to ensure the negligent parties are held responsible for their actions.

It’s time to start your recovery — physically, emotionally, and financially.

Contact Our Pittsburgh Pedestrian Accident Injury Law Firm Today

The personal injury attorneys at DeRiso, DeRiso & Suher are ready to provide experienced and effective representation in and out of the courtroom. Contact us at (724) 510-7733 to schedule a free initial consultation.