Posted on February 20, 2018
On Tuesday, a pedestrian was struck and killed on Easton Road in Upper Moreland, Montgomery County in PA. The pedestrian in that accident has been identified today by police as Edward Brostowicz, a 31-eyar-old who was struck in the early hours of the morning. Officers found him lying in the right southbound travel lane as he suffered from severe injuries. He died at the hospital when he was immediately rushed there for treatment. Police shut down that part of the road to investigate the scene, and earlier reports claim that he was struck by a commercial vehicle. Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.
As in the case of Edward Brostowicz, many pedestrian accidents happen every year, leading to a variety of serious injuries and even fatality. This is because pedestrians are less protected from the elements than any other entity on the roadway, and up against tens of thousands of pounds of vehicles, there are very real risks posed. In pedestrian accidents, liability is taken very seriously because proving a party liable is the one way to compensate for losses. The truth is, many drivers do not watch out for pedestrians like they are supposed to, often forgetting that they share the roadways with us. Though some accidents are caused by pedestrian themselves, usually it is the fault of a negligent driver who should have been keeping a closer watch on the roadways.
What happens when a pedestrian loses their life in a serious motor vehicle accident? Wrongful death claims exist when a person dies due to the legal fault of another. Many parties could compensate for losses when an individual has been killed in an act of negligence, such as immediate family members, life partners, and anybody else who suffers financially or emotionally. It is important to understand how you can receive compensation in these serious accidents for things like lost income to provide for a family, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and more.
Has a loved one been killed while walking and you wonder how you can compensate for the losses of your family in this difficult time? You may have a case. Turn to an attorney who understands the ins and outs of your claim at Edelstein Martin & Nelson. We can help you every step of the way, so give us a call today at 888-208-1810.