Marple Township, PA (November 17, 2023) – A pedestrian was severely injured when he was hit by a car on Tuesday, November 14th in Delaware County. The incident took place at about 2:00 p.m. near the northbound ramp of Interstate 476 adjacent to West Chester Pike.
Fire crews and police from Marple Township were dispatched to the scene for reports of a car accident. Upon their arrival, they learned that a pedestrian had been hit. The man was transported to an area trauma center and is listed in critical condition.
The driver involved in the incident remained on the scene until officials arrived and cooperated with the investigation. Police are working to learn how the accident happened. It is unclear at this time if the driver will be issued a citation or charges will be filed.
Pedestrian Accidents in Marple Township
In Pennsylvania, pedestrians do not always have the right of way. Drivers, however, do have a duty to do everything in their power to prevent a pedestrian accident so they are often a fault when a pedestrian is injured.
A driver’s responsibilities include obeying the speed limit, yielding to pedestrians at intersections and in crosswalks, being aware of their surroundings, and using their turn signals. Drivers must also exercise due care when driving around or near pedestrians who seem confused, lost, impaired, disoriented, intoxicated, or disabled.
While driver negligence is the source of a lot of pedestrian accidents, keep in mind that pedestrians also have a duty to be cautious when near the road.
Our Pennsylvania pedestrian accident lawyers can investigate your accident, gather relevant evidence, and identify all liable parties which, in most cases, is the negligent, reckless, or malicious driver who caused your injuries.
Given the serious nature of their injuries after being struck by 4,000 pounds of metal, pedestrians often require emergency medical care and extensive, ongoing treatments. These, of course, are accompanied by a seemingly insurmountable pile of medical bills and other associated expenses. Their situation is made that much more frustrating when they are unable to go back to work and earn a living for weeks, months, or possibly even years. By bringing an injury claim against the at-fault driver, we can ensure that you are fairly compensated for your injuries and other damages.
Although every pedestrian accident occurs under a unique set of circumstances, some damages that are commonly recoverable include:
- Current and anticipated medical bills
- Emergency medical care
- Pain and suffering, including mental anguish
- Lost wages, including future wages
- Diminished or lost earning capacity due to impairment or disability
- In-home care and assistance
- Therapy or counseling
- Depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other mental health conditions arising from the accident
If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, the Pennsylvania pedestrian accident attorneys at Spear Greenfield can help. Give us a call at (800) 90-LEGAL or fill out the request form on our website to schedule a free, confidential consultation. We can review the facts of your case, determine if you have grounds to bring a lawsuit and advise you on the best way to proceed.
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