The Mount Lebanon pedestrian accident lawyers from Berger and Green can help you take on the responsible party or parties in your pedestrian accident case, as well as their insurance companies, so you can collect the compensation you deserve. Pedestrians have many rights in Pennsylvania, and when motorists fail to uphold those rights, the injured party is entitled to compensation. Berger and Green makes sure you are paid what you deserve.
At Berger and Green, we put the needs of the client first, prioritizing honesty, transparency, and communication. We are so confident that we can help you recover the compensation you deserve for your Mount Lebanon pedestrian accident injury that we never collect a fee until we recover money for you. We are eager to hear from you right away so that we can determine how we can help. For a free case evaluation, call us at (412) 661-1400.
Pedestrian Accident Injuries in Mount Lebanon, PA
The Pittsburgh metropolitan area is growing and vibrant. The city offers perhaps the most walkable urban core of any metro area its size, and even the suburbs, such as Mount Lebanon, are mostly pedestrian-friendly. Though, city planning encourages walking, it does not mean the streets are always safe for pedestrians. Unfortunately, the number one factor influencing pedestrian safety is how motorists behave.
When a pedestrian is struck by a motorist and injured, the motorist, more often than not, bears at least partial liability for the damage suffered by the walker. At Berger and Green, we have a diligent investigative staff who will scour the evidence, determine who was responsible, and assemble a compelling case against them. We will pursue them and their insurance company for full and fair compensation, and if they do not agree to a fair settlement, we will not hesitate to file a lawsuit and take your case in front of a jury.
No matter how your Mount Lebanon pedestrian accident occurred, we want to hear from you, and we are confident that we can help.
In 2018, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PENNDOT) reported 4,090 pedestrians injured and 201 fatalities. Call us if you sustained injuries in any of the following ways as a pedestrian:
Struck at Crosswalk
The laws on crosswalks in Pennsylvania are clear—a pedestrian in a crosswalk has the right of way. There are, obviously, common-sense exceptions: a pedestrian cannot, for example, throw themselves in front of a car and then declare the driver at fault for any injuries that occur.
If you were crossing the street in a crosswalk and behaving reasonably, and a motorist struck you, there is a very good chance that the driver is liable for your injuries. Berger and Green will gather evidence and build a compelling case on your behalf.
Struck on Sidewalk
Sidewalks in Pennsylvania are also the territory of pedestrians. If a driver hit you for any reason while you were on a sidewalk—even if, for instance, you were making your way across the turn-in to a business or parking lot—that driver is most likely responsible for your injuries. The Mount Lebanon pedestrian accident lawyers at Berger and Green will scour the scene for evidence, and we will assemble a strong case against the driver who hit you.
Struck in Parking Lot
Pedestrian accidents occurring in parking lots can be more difficult to litigate, as most parking lots are private property. That said, the law in Pennsylvania still heavily favors the pedestrian in this scenario. With the Berger and Green team on your side, you can count on us to make a very strong and persuasive case on your behalf.
Bicyclists in Pennsylvania must adhere to the same traffic laws as motorists, but they are entitled to receive the same treatment as pedestrians. In other words, drivers have a duty of care to cyclists and must make an effort to watch out for them, especially in areas known for a lot of cycling activity, such as roads and highways with bike lanes.
Drunk or Distracted Driving
Many pedestrian accidents involve drivers who are intoxicated by drugs or alcohol or are distracted by a smartphone or other device. If a drunk or distracted driver struck you, we will collect evidence of their intoxication or distraction and use it against them when pursuing compensation.
Your Mount Lebanon Pedestrian Accident Compensation
Berger and Green will fight for the full and fair compensation you deserve for your pedestrian accident injuries in Mount Lebanon. We may be able to help you recover money for the following damages:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
- And more if you qualify
The Statute of Limitations
You typically have two years to take legal action for a pedestrian accident injury per Pennsylvania Statute of limitations §5524. This timeline, though, can vary based on a number of factors, so make sure you speak with an attorney as soon as possible. If necessary, Berger and Green can file a quick lawsuit to prevent the statute from expiring and your claim from getting barred. Call us for a free consultation at (412) 661-1400.
Call (412) 661-1400 for a Free Pedestrian Accident Case Evaluation From Berger and Green
The Mount Lebanon pedestrian accident lawyers at Berger and Green are eager to get to work on your case today. We will take on the responsible party and the insurance companies and help you recover the full and fair compensation you deserve. We never charge a fee until you get paid. For a free case evaluation, call us today at (412) 661-1400.