You should never have to worry about being injured in a pedestrian crash caused by the actions of a careless or negligent driver. Unfortunately, the team at SMT Legal knows that these incidents are not uncommon. Our Pittsburgh pedestrian accident lawyers have extensive experience handling these claims. If you or someone you care about has been injured in a pedestrian accident, let us help you secure the compensation you are entitled to.
While downtown Pittsburgh has a walkability score of 95, the greater Pittsburgh area as a whole has a walkability score of only 62. Walkability scores are a great way to get a feel for what a city has to offer for pedestrians.
For example, walkability scores can indicate that a city has amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, and robust infrastructure that is easily accessible on foot. And why not walk? Especially when getting into a car accident is more likely to occur than getting into an accident as a pedestrian – or is it?
Unfortunately, Pittsburgh can be just as dangerous for pedestrians as those who drive. It is easy to get distracted by all the history that downtown has to offer, but one must stay alert when walking across the street or crosswalks. Pittsburgh drivers need to be more alert of pedestrians who are using the proper crosswalks and signals at the intersection.
Over the past few years, research shows that most pedestrian accidents occurred in intersections. This means that cars are not paying attention to people as they walk across the streets. Conversely, people may not be paying attention to cross signals and potentially jaywalking onto the streets without using proper safety precautions.
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When a car hits you, the bumper usually strikes between the lower torso and the knees. Depending on how fast the car is going, you can be flown onto the hood or simply knocked over. Either way, being hit by a moving vehicle means that you may have to deal with knee, arm, shoulder, and or head injuries. These injuries may be minor or more severe like a broken bone or traumatic brain injury that could leave you with a permanent injury.
If you are hit by a car and are still conscious, there are a few steps we recommend you take::
After establishing that you are okay and stable, call our attorneys at SMT Legal. We offer free consultations to discuss your situation because we care about your story and situation. We believe that each of our clients deserves aggressive representation with an empathetic ear. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident then call 412-361-9201 or click here so one of our Pittsburgh pedestrian accident attorneys can assist you. We want to support you and ensure that you get the compensation you need for your injuries.
Call 412-765-3345 for a free case evaluation. Our attorneys are available by phone, email or in-person.
SMT Legal attorneys believe in aggressively representing our clients while maintaining the personal compassion needed when counseling clients through difficult situations and navigating a complex legal system. Contact us today.