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Elderly pedestrian suffered fatal injury from car crash in White Oak Pennsylvania.    

Pennsylvania – January 19, 2022

Allegheny County police reported that an 81-year-old man was hit by a vehicle, resulting in fatal injury in White Oak.  The incident occurred in the evening hours.  A 911 call brought first responders to the 3200 block of Jacks Run Road where they found the gentleman had passed away  at the scene from injuries sustained.  He was identified as a resident of White Oak by the county medical examiner.  White Oak Police pulled over a 65-year-old driver near the 1100 block of Jack Run Road as he was operating the vehicle that hit the elderly man.  There was no report of the driver being detained or charged for the accident.  After a pedestrian accident results in fatal injury, loved ones and family members may need help from experienced accident lawyers at Scanlon & Wojton Law Offices who can guide litigation, insurance claim filing, and assist families with timely access to insurance funds to pay funeral and burial expenses.

Fatal pedestrian crashes.

Pedestrians should be aware of safety tips to avoid the dangers of a motor vehicle causing them injury.  The increase in pedestrian deaths is thought to be associated with the size of the vehicles involved in the accidents.  Pedestrians who are struck by a large SUV are twice as likely to die as those struck by a car, coupled with the number of distracted drivers, increased the dangers to pedestrians in Pennsylvania.  According to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration, 6.205 pedestrian deaths were attributed to roadway dangers in 2019, which is a 5% increase from 2018Legal counsel will utilize expert testimony by accident scene re-constructionists, financial professionals, and medical professionals who can convey the need for higher awards based on wrongful death losses to surviving family members and loved ones.

Fault determination.

Pennsylvania’s  utilizes the “modified comparative negligence” rule when determining damage recovery based on fault.  All drivers must abide by traffic safety rules to protect other commuters, and pedestrians from harms A personal injury attorney will be able to outline the special rules that apply when a pedestrian is fatally injured as a result of a car accident, and base potential case building on the degree of negligence that can be proven or if the other driver did not stop at the scene after hitting a pedestrian.

Wrongful death.

When wrongful is caused by another’s actions in Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations gives survivors of the accident  victim two years to file a lawsuit from the date the injury occurred, was, discovered, or should have been discovered through reasonable care. An attorney can apprise individuals of any deviations from that timeline. Personal injury claims resulting in death to a pedestrian caused by a motor vehicle accident may  highlight unexpected changes to survivors’ fiscal stability, and long term expenses that are incurred as a result of the loss caused by the accident.  These expenses may include medical treatment up to the time of death, lost wages for future earning capacity, loss of consortium, counseling for emotional distress, funeral, and burial expenses.

Hire legal counsel.

Experienced accident lawyers can fight for damage recovery for families suffering wrongful death loss. The laws and regulations related to motor vehicle accidents can be difficult to understand without the assistance of Scanlon & Wojton Attorneys at Law,  who can assist victims of personal loss resulting from pedestrian fatality after a car crash in Pennsylvania.

Scanlon & Wojton, Attorneys at Law

Phone:  (412) 918-1241

Fax: (412) 235-7275

The Mitchell Building
304 Ross Street, Suite 510
Pittsburgh, Pa 15219

Sources:

https://www.post-gazette.com/local/south/2022/01/18/white-oak-pedestrian-killed-hit-by-car-3200-block-jacks-run-road-vehicle-accident/stories/202201180151

https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/pedestrian-safety

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/LI/CT/HTM/42/00.071.002.000..HTM

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/LI/CT/HTM/42/00.085.053.000..HTM

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