When a pedestrian is injured or dies in a traffic accident, his or her family also suffers. Having represented pedestrian accident victims and their families, we understand this.
If you or someone you love was walking and sustained a serious injury or death in an accident in Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Delaware, please call Kline & Specter, PC at 800-243-1100 to schedule a free case consultation. Our team of accomplished Philadelphia accident and injury attorneys includes five physicians.
Pedestrians and Accidents
Pedestrian safety is a serious issue in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
- In 2012, 4,743 pedestrians were killed in traffic-related accidents.
- Another 76,000 pedestrians were injured in accidents.
- That means a pedestrian dies in an accident roughly every two hours, and a pedestrian is injured in an accident every seven minutes.
- Children and the elderly account for a significant portion of pedestrian accident injuries and deaths.
Pedestrian accidents happen for a variety of reasons. Some of the common causes include:
- Drinking or drug use.
- Inattention caused by the use of cell phones or other devices.
- Speeding and other driver traffic violations.
When pedestrians die in accidents, it most commonly happens in urban areas at night.
Your Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit
Pedestrians should never feel doubly victimized after an accident. As a pedestrian accident victim, you should know that at Kline & Specter, our skilled pedestrian accident attorneys will fight to protect your rights and secure full financial compensation for your injuries.
Here are just a few of the major victories in pedestrian-related cases from our numerous verdicts and settlements:
Pedestrian Case Study No. 1: In August 2023, Shanin Specter and James Waldenberger obtained $6.5 million settlement with Piazza Nissan of Ardmore, Pa., for the family of an 89-year-old woman who was struck and killed as she was walking along the sidewalk by a company driver as his vehicle exited the dealership.
Pedestrian Accident Case Study No. 2: Specter achieved a $2.2 million settlement from the City of Philadelphia on behalf of the estates of a man and his infant son who were killed when they were run down on a city sidewalk by a speeding police car that went out of control. The settlement also resulted in a series of reforms intended to reduce the number of fatal accidents in the future.
Free Case Consultations
If you or someone you love suffered serious injury or death as the result of a pedestrian-related traffic accident, please contact Kline & Specter, PC call our Philadelphia pedestrian accident lawyers at 800-243-1100 to schedule a free case consultation. We represent pedestrian accident victims in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.