Philadelphia, PA – Woman Killed in Pedestrian Crash on Broad St near Somerset St
Philadelphia, PA (July 6, 2023) – The Philadelphia Police Department responded to the scene of a major pedestrian accident that left one woman injured.
On July 6, the police were notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a pedestrian accident on North Broad Street.
Law enforcement reports show that a 35-year-old woman was crossing North Broad Street at the intersection of Somerset Street when she was struck by a white sedan. The woman was knocked out of her shoes and ejected onto the roadway.
The woman suffered significant injuries in the accident. Despite medical efforts, the woman ended up passing away as a result of her injuries.
The Philadelphia Police Department is investigating the incident.
Our warmest condolences go out to the family of the woman who lost her life in this accident.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Philadelphia
In 2019 alone, Pennsylvania recorded 154 pedestrian fatalities, surpassing the figures of many other states across the United States. Unfortunately, despite the increase in laws that we have enacted in our state to protect pedestrians, we continue to see them lose their lives at an alarming rate as a result of motor vehicle accidents.
The loss of a loved one can have an immediate impact on surviving family members. Many families are forced to deal with overwhelming financial burdens related to funeral costs, lost earnings, and more. If you have experienced the loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident, it is imperative to seek the guidance of a trusted Philadelphia wrongful death attorney immediately.
It is essential to identify all potentially responsible parties, such as negligent drivers, property owners, or municipalities. In a wrongful death claim, you may be eligible to seek various forms of compensation, including funeral and burial expenses, medical bills, lost financial support, loss of companionship, and emotional distress. Your attorney will vigorously pursue the compensation you and your family deserve.
It is important to remember that Pennsylvania follows comparative negligence laws, which means compensation may be reduced if the deceased victim was partially at fault. Your attorney will assess liability and develop a legal strategy to maximize your claim.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our attorneys are dedicated to helping those who have lost loved ones in fatal pedestrian accidents. We understand that dealing with the aftermath of a fatal collision can be overwhelming and stressful for families. Our team is here to help you get the compensation you deserve so that you can move forward from this difficult situation. It is crucial that you reach out to our Philadelphia personal injury law firm by calling (215) 731-9900 at your earliest convenience to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and to get started on protecting your legal rights.