Pedestrian Struck in Intersection Entitled to Jury Trial

Posted on: June 29th, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

A 2009 Opinion of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania reinstated a pedestrian accident claim.  A woman was crossing at an intersection in Philadelphia when she was struck by a police car. She suffered injuries which included a fractured tibia and a fractured patella.  Her Pennsylvania pedestrian accident lawyer filed a lawsuit versus the police officer and the City of Philadelphia.

The defendants filed a legal motion to have the lawsuit dismissed claiming that they were not properly served.  The trial judge agreed and entered judgment for the defendants.  The PA pedestrian accident attorney filed an appeal and the Commonwealth Court reversed the lower court ruling.  Pfister v. City of Philadelphia, 963 A.2d 593 (PA Cmwlth. 2009)