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A hit and run accident left three people injured in a Pittsburgh neighborhood.

Pennsylvania – February 1, 2023

The scene of a hit-and-run accident in Pittsburgh’s Homewood North neighborhood revealed three women who had been injured by a vehicle in the early morning hours where the driver left the scene. Two individuals were transported to the hospital is stable condition and a third was treated at the scene by responding paramedics according to reports from Pittsburgh Public Safety personnel.  The Wilkinsburg police apprehended the suspect a short time after the accident and arrested the driver after noting front-end vehicle damage. The driver allegedly got into a disagreement with the three women and hit them with the car she was driving.  She is now facing many charges ranging from aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, failing to stop at the scene and give aid, and driving on a suspended license in addition to others.  A skilled personal injury attorney can help sort out any insurance claims or initiate civil litigation for damages arising out of a harmful crash that has a criminal component.

Pedestrian deaths and injury.

According to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration 2020 data, 6,516 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 55,000 pedestrians were injured nationwide in traffic accidents. After a car crash causes injury and harm to a pedestrian, they, or their loved ones may need help from experienced car accident lawyers at Scanlon & Wojton Law Offices who can initiate litigation, file insurance claims, speak with insurance carriers’ legal teams, and assist accident victims toward timely access to insurance funds. The State of Pennsylvania uses both a “no-fault” system and a 3rd party liability system to determine fault, and insurance payouts and jury awards are based on this system. Drivers also have the right to circumvent Pennsylvania’s no-fault law and proceed directly against the at-fault driver under certain circumstances that result in significant injury.

Motor vehicle accident reporting.

An accident report must be filed with the Pennsylvania Department of Public Safety within five days from the mishap if collisions result in death, injury, or significant property damage.  An auto accident attorney can explain Pennsylvania’s “modified comparative negligence” rule, where an individual can still recover damages in a personal injury lawsuit, but the amount of compensation will be reduced by an amount that is equal to their percentage of fault, but a plaintiff can only seek damages from the defendant if they are less than 51 percent at fault.

Hire experienced Pittsburgh legal counsel.

Accident victims who have lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident in the Pittsburgh area, or have been physically injured, and/or sustained property damage, should contact an experienced personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Scanlon & Wojton for assistance with a personal injury and/or wrongful death claim.

Scanlon & Wojton, Attorneys at Law

The Mitchell Building
304 Ross Street, Second Floor
Pittsburgh, Pa 15219

Phone: (412) 918-1241

Fax: (412) 235-7275

 

Sources:

  1. Pedestrian Safety: Prevent Pedestrian Crashes | NHTSA
  2. Three people injured in hit-and-run in Pittsburgh (wtae.com)
  3. https://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/LI/CT/HTM/42/00.071.002.000..HTM
  4. https://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/LEGIS/LI/consCheck.cfm?txtType=HTM&ttl=42&div=00.&chpt=083.&sctn=001.&subSctn=000.

 

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