Do I Have a Claim if I Was Injured as a Pedestrian in Pennsylvania?

Pedestrians are among the most vulnerable individuals on the road. This is mainly because they have little, if any, protection from the elements and other motorists. When a pedestrian is struck by a motorist, he or she will most likely sustain very serious injuries as a result. If this has happened to you, you may now be seeking financial compensation to help you heal. Please continue reading and speak with our Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys to learn more about these accidents and how we can assist you if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do pedestrian accidents most frequently occur in PA?

Pedestrian accidents happen for many different reasons, though they are frequently the result of negligence, much like most other accidents. Both pedestrians and motorists are legally obligated to obey the rules and regulations of the road, however, pedestrian accidents are generally the result of negligence on the part of motorists. Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents include distracted drivers failing to observe pedestrians, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, driving while fatigued, failing to see pedestrians at night, ignoring traffic lights/signs, and more.

Can a pedestrian sue a motorist for an injury?

As long as your Pennsylvania personal injury attorney can prove that you were injured as a direct result of a driver’s negligence, you should be entitled to financial compensation. However, to prove as much, you and your attorney will have to work to uncover and provide as much evidence as possible. Some of the most useful forms of evidence include surveillance footage capturing the accident as it happened, pictures of the accident, police reports, medical documents, witness testimony, breathalyzer tests (if the driver was intoxicated), phone records (if the motorist was texting while driving), and more.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in PA?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Pennsylvania is two years. This means that those who’ve been wrongly injured must not wait any longer than two years from the date of their accident to file a personal injury claim against the party responsible for their injuries. Waiting longer than two years will most likely relinquish your right to sue for compensation. Generally, it is best to speak with our firm sooner, rather than later. We are ready to begin the claims process on your behalf today.

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