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Pedestrian Accidents: What You Need to Know

Updated: Mar 1, 2023



Philadelphia, like other major cities in the United States, is filled with pedestrians going to and from work, school, shops, restaurants, and other locations. Unfortunately, this creates a high risk for pedestrian accidents which could result in serious injuries and possibly death.


Pedestrian accidents can happen in a variety of places, including crosswalks, driveways, intersections, parking lots, parking garages, and highways. They are often the result of car accidents, bus accidents, even hit-and-run accidents.


Many pedestrian accidents are caused by the negligent drivers who fail to operate their vehicles safely. Some of the common causes of pedestrian accidents include:

  • Speeding

  • Impaired Driving

  • Distracted Driving – i.e., Texting

  • Failure to Obey Stop Signs or Traffic Lights

  • Violating the Rules of the Road



Pedestrian Accident Facts

  • According to the US Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), pedestrian deaths by car accidents have increased by 41% over the past decade.

  • According to the GHSA, 6,227 pedestrians died from car crashes in 2018.

  • According to the GHSA, 5,590 pedestrians died from car accidents in 2019.

  • According to the GHSA, automotive fatalities involving pedestrians are highest in urban areas like Philadelphia.


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The Oakes Firm is dedicated to helping injured people and grieving families obtain answers, justice, and full compensation. If you or a loved one have been involved in a pedestrian accident, don’t hesitate to contact us now. We are available 24/7 for a free case consultation to evaluate your potential claims. Learn how an award-winning Philadelphia personal injury lawyer at The Oakes Firm can get you the help you need and the money you deserve.

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