According to data provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s annual Crash Facts and Statistics Report, more than 4,000 pedestrians were injured in accidents along Pennsylvania’s roadways in 2018 alone. If you or someone you love was injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be eligible to recover compensation from the responsible party and their insurance company. Pedestrian accidents occur when someone on foot is struck by a motor vehicle, and, more often than not, they are the fault of the driver. They can lead to severe, devastating, life-changing injuries, causing you to incur expensive medical bills, time away from work, and a lot of pain. A McCandless pedestrian accident lawyer from Berger and Green will help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
At Berger and Green, we believe in going the extra mile for our clients. Our chief values are honesty, transparency, and communication. When you work with our firm, you join a family of people who are as committed to your case as you are. We offer a free case evaluation and are eager to start working for you today. To receive a free consultation with a member of the Berger and Green team, call (412) 661-1400.
Pedestrian Accident Injuries in McCandless, PA
When pedestrians get injured in accidents, they deserve answers fast. Our McCandless pedestrian accident attorneys will get right to work on your case, gathering evidence, speaking to witnesses, reviewing police and medical reports, and building a compelling claim for damages on your behalf.
No matter how your injury occurred, we want to hear from you and determine how we can help. Common cases we cover include:
Sidewalks are sacrosanct to pedestrians. If you were hit by a car while walking on one, the driver likely bears total liability for your injuries. That is true even if you were walking across the entrance to a street, business, or parking lot. Even in such places, drivers are required by law to yield to pedestrians.
Berger and Green will help you pursue compensation from the driver who hit you while you were walking on the sidewalk. We will assemble evidence on your behalf and take on their insurance company, helping you collect the damages you deserve.
Injuries Crossing the Street
Drivers also have a duty under Pennsylvania Statute § 3542 to yield to pedestrians crossing the street at intersections. Some streets in McCandless have crosswalks with digital signs indicating when pedestrians have the right of way. But even if your accident occurred at an intersection that did not feature such a sign, it is the motorist who has a duty to assume that the pedestrian has the right of way.
Regardless of how you were injured while crossing the street, or whether the driver admits to being at fault, Berger and Green will gather evidence, build a strong case on your behalf, and aggressively pursue compensation.
Injuries in Parking Lots
Parking lots can be especially hazardous for pedestrians. With cars traveling in all directions, both forward and backward, and drivers not always paying attention to where they are going, pedestrians often get lost in the shuffle.
Since most parking lots are on private property, accidents that occur there can be challenging to litigate. The police are often hesitant to assign clear fault in parking lot accidents. A McCandless pedestrian accident lawyer will fight for you and not stop until you get paid what you deserve.
Drunk Driving Accidents
If the motorist who hit you was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident, we can use this information against them to strengthen our case for compensation.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s bicycle safety and laws, bicyclists have many of the same rights as pedestrians since they travel on non-motorized vehicles. This means that drivers have the same duty to yield to them. If you were struck by a motor vehicle while operating a bicycle on a street or highway in McCandless, the personal injury lawyers at Berger and Green can help you pursue a claim against the driver and their insurance company. We will help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Your Pedestrian Accident Compensation in McCandless, PA
At Berger and Green, we will tally the damages you have incurred, including those involving actual monetary loss (e.g., economic damages) as well as those that cannot be quantified in dollar terms, such as pain and suffering. We will fight for the full and fair compensation you deserve. You may be eligible to receive money for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
The Statute of Limitations
Under Pennsylvania Statute § 5524, the state statute of limitations on pedestrian accident injury claims is typically two years but can vary based on a number of factors. If you have been injured, you should speak with a lawyer as soon as possible to make sure you do not let any deadlines slip by. If necessary, Berger and Green can file a lawsuit on your behalf.
Call (412) 661-1400 for a Free McCandless Pedestrian Accident Legal Consultation
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a McCandless pedestrian accident, the team from Berger and Green is here to help. Reach out today to Berger and Green for a free McCandless pedestrian accident case evaluation at (412) 661-1400.