Philadelphia had the largest number of pedestrian deaths in 2012 of all the counties in the state of Pennsylvania. Of the 168 pedestrians killed in accidents in Pennsylvania that year, more than a quarter of them happened in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Pedestrian accidents, especially involving a motor vehicle, can result in serious injuries and therefore costly medical bills, lost wages, and emotional damage. Many pedestrian accidents can even result in death, causing vast emotional grief for families and friends. Seeking compensation for your damages can be a complicated process, so make sure you choose a personal injury lawyer who has the expertise necessary to ensure that you are fully reimbursed and relieved of any financial burdens.
What Should You Do If You’ve Been in a Pedestrian Accident?
After all emergencies have been attended to, it is important to note down as many details about the accident as possible. Write down:
- The location of the accident
- The date and time of the accident
- The driver’s information (if the accident involved a car), including name, birthdate, driver’s license number, and insurance information
- The vehicle’s information (if the accident involved a car), including make, model, color, and VIN number
- Recall exactly what happened to the best of your ability – your location, the location of the car, where it struck you, where your injuries are located – so that you can relay the details to your Philadelphia injury lawyer
- See a doctor as soon as possible after the accident (even if you have only sustained minor injuries) both to ensure that you have not sustained any internal damage and so that he or she can provide witness to the severity of your injuries
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Carpey Law Helps to Make Roads Safer for Pennsylvania Pedestrians
Carpey Law is a proud supporter of the non-profit organization Sidewalks Are For Everyone (SAFE) whose mission is to have sidewalks installed in high-traffic areas to help improve pedestrian safety.
SAFE Wins Fight to Make Pedestrian Travel Safer
On February 18, 2016, after four years of attending meetings, collecting thousands of signatures, and hosting fundraisers, Sidewalks Are For Everyone (SAFE) and founder Sharon Rearick’s efforts have finally paid off.
It was a fight that was thought to be unwinnable. That’s what everyone said, at least, including board members of multiple townships and even community members who had watched others try and fail to accomplish the same goal. But in 2012 after 23-year-old John Rearick was struck and killed in a hit-and-run accident walking along New Falls Road in Levittown, a mother’s mission was realized and there was no stopping her.
This incredible story was picked up by multiple news sources, including 6abc Action News, Fox 29 News, LevittownNow.com, Philly Voice, and the Bucks County Courier Times, helping to raise awareness and gain support.
SAFE and Carpey Law would like to thank the thousands of supporters who signed the petition, came to township meetings and fundraising events to show support and helped to make this happen.
The real credit, however, for this amazing accomplishment goes to the Rearick family for their unrelenting devotion to this cause which stemmed from their personal tragedy.
Actual construction of the sidewalks along New Falls Road is set to begin in 2017.
“If it saves one life, it was all worth it.”
-Sharon Rearick, Founder of SAFE
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