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Pedestrian Injury Case Study

$1.5 Million Pedestrian Injury Settlement – A Case Study

Jordan came to us after his wife, Annie, was injured. She was crossing the street and a driver hit her. Annie was in the hospital with serious injuries. Could we help them with a pedestrian injury case?

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Annie’s Injury Story

Annie saw some friends across the street. She went to go talk to them. But, she had to cross 4 lanes of road to do it. She crossed 2 lanes and waited for a car to pass before crossing the rest. The road was clear and she crossed the other 2 lanes.
Annie was a few feet from the curb when a car came at high speed. She would have made it if the driver slowed or stopped, but he didn’t. It was like he didn’t even see her at all. He hit Annie at 65 mph.

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Inattentive Driver

A situation like this is rarely a “pedestrian accident.” This driver wasn’t paying attention. Annie was hit on an open stretch of road. You can see for miles. It’s obvious he wasn’t paying attention. He was a distracted driver.
The driver didn’t slow down or stop until after he hit Annie. He pulled the car over to the side of the road and sat there. The driver didn’t get out or offer help. He was speeding when his car hit Annie. But, the police didn’t feel like it was completely the driver’s fault.

Police Report

Our legal team contacted the police department for the police report. Jordan had mentioned they might fine Annie for crossing the road.
We wanted to see what the police report said. Annie wasn’t in a crosswalk. She is fighting for her life and the police might give her a fine.

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Pedestrian Injury Lawsuit

We prepared the case for Annie. Our team negotiated with the bad driver’s insurance company for a reasonable settlement. But, we still prepared for trial. Then, the insurance company agreed to mediation. In the end, we were able to get a $1.5 million settlement for Annie.

Philadelphia Pedestrian Injury Lawyer

Kane & Silverman has been helping people like Annie since 1994. Our pedestrian injury lawyers in Philadelphia and New Jersey can help you too. Call or text us anytime at 215-232-1000. Or, use our online contact form to schedule a free pedestrian injury consultation.
We don’t charge any fees unless we recover money for you.