What if I'm injured by an inexperienced driver?

novice_driverPedestrian accidents are on the rise all across the country, and Pennsylvania is no exception. These accidents injure or kill thousands of people each year.

In fact, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, accidents involving pedestrians account for 14.5 percent of traffic crash fatalities, despite representing just 3.2 percent of reported accidents.

If you were injured in a pedestrian accident caused by an inexperienced driver, you're not alone.

Inexperienced drivers are a leading cause of pedestrian accidents, as novice drivers are often younger, more prone to distraction, less adept at maneuvering a vehicle, and less likely to know where to look for pedestrians.

Lacking any type of significant protection, pedestrians are extremely vulnerable to injury in the event of an accident. Common pedestrian accident injuries include:

  • Broken or crushed bones
  • Soft-tissue injuries
  • Internal bleeding or organ damage
  • Psychological injuries
  • Amputations
  • Brain or spinal cord injuries
  • Death

Treatment costs for such catastrophes can quickly spiral out of control. Fortunately, if you were hurt by an inexperienced driver, you may not have to bear these financial burdens on your own.

Pedestrian accident victims injured by the negligence of inexperienced drivers can file a personal injury lawsuit to seek compensation for injuries and other losses. You may be entitled to compensation for accident-related damages such as, but not limited to:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Scarring and disfigurement

An experienced personal injury attorney can help you understand your rights and give you the information you need to make sound decisions about your case.

Do You Need a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer?

If you were injured in a pedestrian accident caused by a driver's inexperience, you need a personal injury attorney with the expertise to handle these cases. The skilled attorneys and legal staff with the Accident and Injury Law Group are committed to protecting the rights of injured pedestrians. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for a free, no-obligation initial case review.

 

Pellegrino Certa
Pittsburgh Personal Injury and Car Accident Attorney