Written by attorney John F. Cordisco

Common Distractions for Pedestrians & How They Cause Accidents

According to a study by the National Safety Council, between 2000 and 2011, more than 11,000 pedestrian injuries were due to pedestrians distracted by their cell phones. While phone use is the main culprit, there are several other types of walking distractions to beware of.

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If an investigation finds that you were distracted when you were involved in a pedestrian accident, that fact could decrease your ability to collect damages in a pedestrian injury claim. If you are filing a claim for damages, make sure you contact a Pennsylvania injury lawyer for help with determining fault in your case.

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