A pedestrian died after being struck by a car in Montgomery County on Route 202. The incident occurred at about 10:20 p.m. in the 200 block of W. Dekalb Pike near Town Center Road in Upper Merion Township. The victim is a woman who lived in Collingdale, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The woman was trying to cross W. Dekalb Pike when she was hit by a car traveling southbound. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.
Pedestrian accidents are often fatal, because a pedestrian does not have any external protection when he or she is hit by a fast-moving vehicle. When pedestrians are struck by cars, they have nothing to protect their bodies from serious injury and direct impact. Injuries suffered by pedestrians often result in death, brain injuries, loss of a limb, spinal injuries and other serious complications that require lifelong medical care and treatment. The Lassen Law Firm urges all pedestrians to exercise vigilance and caution in crossing a busy road. Please read the Pedestrian Accidents section on our website to learn about pedestrian safety tips.
After a pedestrian has been injured from a motor vehicle accident, the pedestrian accident victim or his/her family may be legally entitled to seek compensation from the negligent driver for medical expenses, injuries, lost wages, lost future income, physical and mental impairment, property damage, pain and suffering. If you have lost a loved one in a car-pedestrian crash, you may file what is called a wrongful death and survival action. Please read our section on Survival Action and Wrongful Death Action to learn more about your right to recover money damages as a result of your loss.
Often, a family's grief is compounded by financial problems arising out of the fatal accident. Let the Lassen Law Firm serve you in order to help you recover compensation. The Lassen Law Firm, Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers, has been representing victims of pedestrian accidents as well as their families for over a decade. We have helped hundreds of injured people and their families recover money awards from responsible parties. Please call the Lassen Law Firm for your free consultation on your legal right to recover money damages as a result of a pedestrian accident.