Hit And Run Driver Kills One

A woman police have been looking for has turned herself in. She is being charged with involuntary manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident, simple assault, and reckless endangerment.

Police say that Jessica Ledee-Davila, 34, was involved in two accidents in one evening last week before she left the scene on foot. In the first accident, she rear-ended another driver causing minor damage. As she was fleeing that scene, she jumped a curb and struck a 22-year-old man who was laying on a mattress on a sidewalk. The man died from the injuries he sustained.

When it comes to accidents, there is no group more vulnerable than pedestrians. Unfortunately, we see far too many pedestrian injuries in Philadelphia. Do you know what to do if it happens to you?

If you need a Philadelphia pedestrian accident lawyer, you can turn to the Dan Doyle Law Group for help. Their knowledgeable and experienced team will work to secure the compensation you need.

The Numbers

There was a total of 4,086 pedestrian crashes during the latest reporting year for Pennsylvania. Out of those, there were:

  • 4,293 injuries
  • 150 fatalities

We know that pedestrians are more likely to be injured in traffic accidents because they have no protection against the force of a vehicle that weighs thousands of pounds slamming into them. When they get hit, there is a high probability that they will end up with a severe injury. This can include spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, internal organ damage, and more.

According to the report, many of these accidents occurred while pedestrians were “entering crossing/specified locations.” Basically, they were in a pedestrian right-of-way. This means that driver carelessness plays a large part in pedestrian accidents.

We know that drunk drivers are deadlier to pedestrians than anyone else. Pedestrians anywhere in or around the roadway are in danger when an impaired driver is on the road. We also know that distracted drivers are becoming more and more of a problem as we further embrace technology. It seems that people have a hard time keeping their eyes on the road. Instead, they are texting and watching videos.

Regardless of how a negligent driver causes you harm, they should be held accountable for their actions.

What You Can Do

If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you need to seek legal assistance immediately. Soon after an accident, insurance companies will push for a quick settlement that likely will not benefit you. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, we will work with you to secure the compensation you need to cover all of your accident-related expenses. We know you will need help for incoming medical expenses, but we also know that if you miss work, you will need help covering lost income.

Let us do the hard work when you need a Philadelphia pedestrian accident attorney. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 215-987-3730 for a free consultation.