Roosevelt Boulevard Accident Lawyer
Roosevelt Boulevard on average has more fatal accidents than any road in Pennsylvania. Designed in the early 1900’s as a country road, it has long outgrown its original design, with a 10 mile stretch of highway running through a heavily populated residential area. Like oil and water, the two don’t mix. The City of Philadelphia is aware of the problem and has made some efforts to make Roosevelt Boulevard safer. However, absent an easy solution, Roosevelt Bouleverd remains the most dangerous road in Philadelphia to both drivers, passengers and pedestrians. If you or a loved one has been the victim of this dangerous road and are in need a skilled Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyer, we can help.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents on Roosevelt Boulevard
Winding through heavily populated areas, Roosevelt Boulevard pedestrians and cyclists are quite possibly the most vulnerable potential victims of “the Boulevard”. Forced to cross 12 lanes of traffic traveling at a high rate of speed, it is virtually impossible for a pedestrian or cyclist to cross Roosevelt Boulevard safely. One accident that accentuated the need for change was when a young mother and her four children were killed trying to cross "the Boulevard". The tragedy led to the construction of a pedestrian bridge. However, the highway is still open to pedestrian and bicycle crossing and continues to be aptly dubbed “the boulevard of death”.
Car Accidents on Roosevelt Boulevard
Roosevelt Boulevard has evolved into a poorly designed road with far too many lane changes, exits, and entrances for cars traveling at a high rate of speed. The road is confusing and overwhelming to anyone not familiar with it. Cars and trucks are moving fast and changing lanes, while drivers also are trying to keep an eye out for crossing pedestrians and cyclists. Then, when the sun goes down and traffic subsides, Roosevelt Boulevard becomes a tempting drag racing strip for teen thrill-seekers.
Filing a claim with a Roosevelt Boulevard Accident Lawyer
Filing a claim against the at-fault driver
If you have been injured in a Roosevelt Boulevard car accident, bicycle accident, or pedestrian accident, you may file a claim against the at-fault driver. Pennsylvania's “no-fault” law effects your ability to be compensated for your injury. Therefore, the extent and permanency of your injury, and the type and amount of insurance you and the at-fault driver carry, are all factors in your ability to be fully compensated.
Filing a claim against the government
Roosevelt Boulevard accident victims may have a claim against the government, depending on the circumstances of their injury. Although the government has sovereign immunity, it is not absolute immunity. The city, county, or state of Pennsylvania may be held responsible for accidents caused by poor or defective design or maintenance of a roadway if it can be proven that they knew of the danger and failed to make repairs in a reasonable amount of time. There are exceptions. In these situations, additional coverage may be available through a successful claim against the government.
It is important to consult with a Roosevelt Boulevard Accident Lawyer as soon as possible to seek all available compensation for your injury under Pennsylvania law. Contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation regarding your Roosevelt Boulevard injury claim.
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