If you or a family member was struck by a vehicle as a pedestrian, you have legal options. An Erie, PA, pedestrian accident lawyer with our firm can identify the motorist who hit you, collect evidence, and file your claim and/or lawsuit while you heal from your injuries.
You should not be responsible for paying for your medical care and other damages. We will work to hold the negligent driver accountable.
Parties that May Be Liable in a Pedestrian Accident
In a pedestrian accident, the liable party may not always be a motorist. If the design of a road or the location of a crosswalk contributed to the accident, a governmental agency may be at fault. It can be difficult to hold a government agency accountable for negligence, but a lawyer from our firm can help.
If it was a driver who hit you, there are multiple ways the accident could have happened. Texting and driving, intoxication, or setting their GPS are all possibilities. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving took 3,142 lives in 2019.
How to Prove Negligence
A pedestrian accident lawyer from our firm will conduct an investigation and determine who is at fault for your accident. The goal is to get you compensated fairly and bring you the justice you deserve. To prove the at-fault party’s negligence, we must show that the following four elements of negligence are present in your case:
- Duty of care: The motorist or governmental agency had a duty to act responsibly and keep others safe.
- Breach of duty of care: The at-fault party failed in their responsibility, breaching their duty of care.
- Causation: This breach caused someone or multiple people injuries.
- Damages: The person or people affected have damages from the accident, and receiving compensation can ease the financial burden.
We will do everything in our power to get you the recovery you need during this stressful and painful time.
For a free legal consultation with a Pedestrian Accident lawyer serving Erie, call 412-661-1400
We Can Manage Every Aspect of Your Case
From investigating your accident to filing your claim and/or lawsuit, we do it all for you, so your main focus can be recuperating. We do not want you to be harmed further by this situation. Other tasks we will handle on your behalf include:
- Speaking with an insurance company and negotiating for a settlement that covers your damages
- Taking the case to trial if an insurance adjuster refuses to agree to an adequate payout
- Collecting evidence, such as pictures, videos, possible surveillance footage that recorded the accident, medical bills, and records
- Interviewing witnesses to see if they have helpful information
- Making in-person appearances on your behalf
- Valuating your damages
- Answering any questions you have and keeping you updated throughout your case
This is not an exhaustive list of the actions we take to protect your rights and get you the financial award you deserve.
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We Operate on a Contingency Fee Basis
You pay us nothing upfront and out of pocket when you use our services. We only get paid if you do; we take attorney’s fees from the settlement or court award we secure for you.
Don’t let your concerns about whether or not you can afford to pay for our help stop you from seeking support that can make a difference—you don’t have to worry about that with us.
Damages You May Be Eligible to Recover After Your Accident
There is a multitude of damages you can recover after a pedestrian accident, depending on your case. Some common economic and non-economic damages you may be entitled to receive include:
- Medical expenses, including emergency treatment, surgical procedures, and ongoing care costs
- Household services
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Temporary or permanent disability
- Physical/emotional therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of a limb
There are different avenues for seeking compensation, and we will do our job to help you move forward more comfortably.
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You May Have a Limited Time to Pursue a Monetary Award
In Pennsylvania, you generally have two years to file a lawsuit, whether it is personal injury or wrongful death, according to Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes Annotated (PCSA) §5524. If you lost a family member in a pedestrian accident, your family may be entitled to recover damages such as funeral and burial costs, loss of companionship/guidance, and loss of financial support.
You may not feel rushed to take legal action, but the more time our Erie lawyer has to work on your pedestrian accident case, the better. We want the best possible outcome for you, and for that to happen, we need plenty of time to advocate for you.
We want to make sure that evidence does not disappear and that we can get in touch with any eyewitnesses. Do not wait to get legal assistance; we may be able to get you the financial recovery you need after suffering an accident someone else caused.
Berger and Green is Here for You
Negligent parties must be held accountable for their actions or inaction. We want to make sure you are not settling for less than you deserve in such an accident. Reach out today; we will do all the work.
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When you call for a free consultation, a compassionate team member will discuss your options with you. Find out what Berger and Green can do to help you. A lawyer with our firm is available to defend the rights of injured Erie, PA, pedestrians like you.