Washington Post Reports on Pedestrian Dangers in Washington, DC

By Peter DePaolis

The Washington Post recently reported on a spate of pedestrian automobile accidents in the Washington, D.C. area, several of which resulted in fatalities. Many of these types of accidents are due to driver inattentiveness, carelessness, or other acts of negligence on the part of the driver. The Post article generated interesting feedback from its readers, including the story of one woman who herself was a pedestrian-car accident victim. She blamed not just the driver of the vehicle that struck her, but also the DC police and the city for failing to make its intersections safe for pedestrians.

If you or someone you know has suffered injuries as a pedestrian struck by a car or truck, contact Washington, D.C. personal injury attorney David Schloss at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis LLP.

About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.