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Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

Serving Pennsylvania & New Jersey

Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Serving Clients in PA & NJ

While walking is an effective mode of transportation, leisure, or exercise, pedestrian accidents are a common occurrence. Since you are exposed and an incident could involve an automobile, these accidents can result in lifelong suffering for the injury victim. The ramifications of a pedestrian accident are very serious, because of the accompanying physical, emotional, and financial difficulties.

Due to the serious implications of a pedestrian accident, it is important to consult with an attorney following the incident. Click below to schedule a free consultation with a Spear Greenfield pedestrian accident attorney, either by phone or online. This meeting carries no pressure or obligation. Our team will learn more about your accident and provide you with legal options following a pedestrian accident.

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Considering the Legal Options Following a Pedestrian Accident

When a person is injured in a pedestrian accident due to the negligence of another party, they often aim to pursue legal action to hold the negligent party responsible. This legal pursuit can be done by filing a personal injury claim, where the injured party must prove that the other party was negligent. Collecting evidence to substantiate the claim is the most effective way to prove negligence.

In proving negligence, an experienced pedestrian accident attorney is crucial because of their experience in collecting evidence. In instances of pedestrian accidents, there are numerous channels to contact for gathering corroborating evidence, such as collecting police reports or arranging witness statements. A lawyer can also guide you through the legal process following your accident. Below are some of the initial steps in the legal process that link to additional information to get you started.

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Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents may happen for several reasons, such as inclement weather, limited visibility, or poor road conditions, but many can be attributed to a motorist’s negligence. When a driver is not paying attention or violates the rules of the road, he or she may not see a pedestrian and cause an accident. If an accident is caused by another party’s negligence, you can compensation. Here are some examples of negligent driving behavior:

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Texting while driving

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Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol

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Eating, smoking or navigating directions while driving

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Traveling with excessive speed

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Disciplining children while driving

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Practicing fatigued or drowsy driving

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Failing to check blind spots

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Failing to comply with traffic signs, lights, and other rules of the road

As mentioned above, the collection of evidence is extremely important in proving another party’s negligence caused your injuries. Some important steps of this evidence collection happen immediately following your accident. If you are physically able to, follow our post accident checklist, which includes critical evidence collection steps such as taking pictures of the accident scene and gathering contact information of accident witnesses.

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Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Being struck by a vehicle can have significant health consequences. Contact a pedestrian accident lawyer if you experience any of the following:

  • Fractures: The impact created by a speeding vehicle can cause fractures to any area of your body. Besides being extremely painful, these injuries can heal slowly and prevent you from resuming a normal lifestyle or returning to your job.
  • Head injuries: Concussions andother types of traumatic brain injuries can be debilitating and have lifelong consequences. The long-term effects can include headaches, nausea, dizziness, and difficulty concentrating.
  • Spine injuries: An injury to the spinal cord or vertebrae in your back or neck can cause neurological damage or paralysis, which could be temporary or permanent.
  • Soft tissue damage: Injuries such as sprains, contusions, abrasions, and lacerations may not seem serious at first. However, they can cause substantial pain and may have long-term effects without appropriate medical treatment.
  • Amputation: In extreme situations, physicians may need to amputate a severely damaged arm or leg, requiring significant career or lifestyle changes.
  • Emotional trauma: Besides the physical impact, a pedestrian accident can have a lingering psychological effect. Many victims experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for months or even years after the incident.
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The Process of Determining Liability in a New Jersey Pedestrian Accident

If you are injured in a pedestrian accident by a motorist practicing negligent driving, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. You will most likely qualify for compensation, and a vehicle accident injury attorney will be an effective tool to help you prove the other party’s negligence. Some avenues to assist in proving negligence are listed below:

  • Ensure law enforcement is called to the accident, so they can document the accident scene and file a police report.
  • Collect any video evidence of the accident, whether it is cell phone video or a nearby security camera.
  • Gather pictures taken in the aftermath of the accident, including the accident scene and damage on any vehicles involved.
  • Seek medical attention immediately after the incident occurred to ensure necessary treatment is provided and important medical records are documented.

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Types of Pedestrian Accident Compensation

When filing a pedestrian accident injury claim, you may be entitled to the following types of compensation:

  • Medical expenses: Your road to recovery could include a lengthy hospital stay, multiple doctor visits, and weeks or months of physical therapy. Your pedestrian accident attorney can help you recover these costs.
  • Loss of income: You could experience a substantial financial hardship if your injuries keep you from working. Pedestrian accident compensation can replace any missing present or future earnings. It can also account for the loss of retirement plan contributions and other fringe benefits.
  • Home modifications: If the injuries from the accident limit your mobility, you may receive compensation to pay for the costs of making your home more accessible. Examples include installing wheelchair ramps, stairlifts, and walk-in shower stalls.
  • Pain and suffering: Besides the economic impact, an accident can affect your life in other ways. If your injuries cause excruciating pain, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
  • Punitive damages: In some cases, the actions of the party causing a pedestrian accident can be so shocking and wrong that additional compensation is in order. These damages are intended to punish the offender for extreme negligence.

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Get Your Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has been in a pedestrian accident in Pennsylvania, we understand the uncertainty, pain, and frustration you’re facing. Our team at Spear Greenfield wants to fight for you, guide you, and ensure that your best interests are represented. Contact Spear Greenfield to get the best pedestrian injury attorney in your corner.

To schedule a free consultation, please complete the form fill below. This appointment carries no pressure or obligation, just information. Learn more about your legal options by contacting us immediately!

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    Experience the Spear Greenfield Difference

    The lingering effects of pedestrian/vehicle accidents can be devastating. Enlisting the services of an experienced pedestrian accident law firm can positively impact your physical, financial, and emotional recovery. The Spear Greenfield team has been helping people in your situation for more than 30 years. We will assist you in finding quality medical care and gather the evidence necessary to recover compensation for your injuries.

    Other reasons to choose us as your pedestrian accident attorneys include:

    • We do whatever it takes: We will allocate all the time and resources required to attain a successful outcome. While many firms attempt to reach a quick settlement with the insurance company, we are willing to go the extra mile and take your case to court if necessary.
    • Our clients always come first: As a family-owned law firm, we bring a personal touch to our practice. We will handle your case with care and compassion and treat you and your family with dignity and respect. We recognize that you are going through a challenging time, and we will do our best to ease the burden.
    • You will receive the best medical care: Whether your injuries are minor or more significant, they can negatively affect your quality of life. Our firm has established an extensive network of health care professionals who will deliver the high level of treatment and care you deserve. They will also document all the essential information, ensuring our lawyers have everything they need to prepare your legal case.

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    Accident Injury Verdicts & Settlements

    The following summary of recent auto accident verdicts and settlements demonstrates our proven track record.

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    $2,700,000
    Inter-Sectional Accident
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    $975,000
    Negligent Truck Accident
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    $950,000
    Car Rear-Ended by Tractor-Trailer
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    $300,000
    Car Rear-Ended
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    $450,000
    Hit and run by uninsured vehicle
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    $300,000
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    $80,464
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    Get Started With Your Pedestrian Accident Case

    If you or a loved one has been in a pedestrian accident, we understand the uncertainty, pain, and frustration you’re facing. Our team at Spear Greenfield will guide you through the legal process and ensure your best interests are represented. When you partner with our law firm, rest assured that we will fight for you, go the distance for you, and secure you the maximum compensation!

    Contact the Pennsylvania pedestrian accident attorneys at Spear Greenfield by clicking below to schedule a free consultation. This consultation carries no pressure or obligations, just information. With our “no fee guarantee”, which ensures we will not seek payment unless you win, you have nothing to lose. Click below to get the right pedestrian injury lawyer, the right advice, right now!