More than 100,000 pedestrians are injured or killed on U.S. streets every year. Sadly, the injuries and losses sustained are considerable.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of a pedestrian accident, you may be overwhelmed with medical bills, lost wages, and the grief and suffering that come with recovery, long-term disabilities, or the loss of a loved one.
While we can't turn back the clock to prevent your injuries, we can make sure you receive the support and legal representation you need to recover compensation for yourself and your family.
We are the attorneys of May, May & Zimmerman, LLP in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
The sad fact is that many pedestrian injuries are preventable. While weather conditions can sometimes play a role, most pedestrian accidents are caused by a few common elements that include:
Almost half of all U.S. pedestrian accident deaths occur during the first hour after school closings on weekdays. These accidents are typically caused by the negligence of careless motorists. In far too many cases, children leaving school fall victim to driver recklessness.
No matter the cause of a pedestrian accident, many victims sustain catastrophic injuries or die. The most common injuries to pedestrians include:
Many pedestrian accidents can also result in permanent mental or physical disabilities which can prevent victims from returning to work or working in the same field of expertise they did prior to the accident.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident, Pennsylvania injury law provides many avenues for compensation for your injuries including:
Victims are entitled to compensation for physical and emotional pain and suffering that results from pedestrian injuries.
Victims of pedestrian accidents are entitled to compensation for medical expenses, including any ongoing medical treatment necessary to recover from the injuries they sustained.
Accident victims are entitled to compensation for lost time at work due to recovery from their injuries. If your injuries also resulted in an inability to return to your job, you may also be entitled to compensation for loss of future earning capacity.
If your injuries keep you from participating in activities you engaged in prior to the accident, you could be entitled compensation.
In situations where a pedestrian is killed in an accident or died from the injuries resulting from an accident, the family is entitled to recover compensation through a wrongful death claim.
As with most personal injury law cases, the statute of limitations on filing a lawsuit falls under Pennsylvania Code, section 5524, which states that lawsuits must be commenced within two years after the injury or death occurs.
That's why it is so important to contact an attorney as soon as possible after the accident occurs.
An experienced pedestrian accident lawyer can help you navigate the complexities of your case by conducting a through investigation and helping to protect your rights to full compensation for your injuries. For example, getting legal advice before you provide your statement to any insurance company can go a long way to supporting your claim and protecting your rights. An attorney can also advise you on a variety of issues including how to ensure you receive the best medical treatment available for your injuries.
The attorneys at May, May & Zimmerman, LLP know how to navigate the legal complexities of pedestrian accidents and the injuries they cause. Our Lancaster-based attorneys bring decades of experience and a commitment to helping our injured clients and their families.
We represent clients throughout Pennsylvania in pedestrian accident cases. If you have suffered serious injuries or the wrongful death of someone you love in a pedestrian accident, we will fight to help you obtain full compensation.
Our contingent fee approach to pedestrian injury claims is designed for your peace of mind. You and your family can focus on recovering from the injuries and trauma of the accident without worrying about the costs of litigation, because you will not owe any attorney fees unless and until we win your case.
We urge you to talk with a lawyer from our firm about your case. We offer free assessments, so you can discuss your legal matter with an attorney without obligation. If injuries limit your ability to travel, we are happy to meet you at your home or in the hospital.Discuss your questions with a lawyer
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