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Pedestrian Deaths On The Rise

Across the nation, pedestrian death cases are on the rise. Additionally, 2018 was the deadliest year for pedestrians in our area. The numbers show there is a problem, but what is causing so many pedestrian deaths?

Number One Cause Of Pedestrian Deaths

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The numbers don’t lie. Distractions are the number one cause of pedestrian injuries and deaths. But, distraction doesn’t always mean a cellphone. In a recent case against a distracted driver, her visor was down. An injury lawyer was able to prove the distracted driver had been putting on makeup at the time.

Distracted Drivers

Distracted drivers are a serious problem we deal with every day. Many of our injury cases started with a distracted driver. A recent news report from WGAL explores the painful cost of distraction.

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Pedestrian Distractions

Driver’s aren’t always at fault in a crash with a pedestrian. Evidence shows pedestrian distractions lead to serious injury and death, too. Smartphone use is a common cause of pedestrian deaths. Additionally, crossing outside of crosswalks is another common cause.

When To Call A Pedestrian Injury Lawyer

Pedestrians injured by a driver should always seek legal advice. Even when an injury doesn’t seem severe, a lawyer can provide guidance. With severe pedestrian injuries, a lawyer will protect your interests.
In the event of a loved-one dies from their injuries, the family should consult a lawyer. An experienced lawyer will hold wrongdoers accountable. We can secure money for lost income, pain, suffering, and more. Additionally, the family can use that money to emotionally recover. In some cases, families set up trusts, educational, or scholarship programs. They do this to keep the memory of their loved-one alive.

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Pedestrian Death Lawyer

When a loved-one dies in a pedestrian crash, it is devastating. We understand the pain caused by your loss. Our legal team cares about your situation and we want to provide you the best outcome.
Call or text our office anytime at 717-397-3200. Or, fill out our online contact form to schedule your free legal consultation.