Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania | What You Need to Know

There are few auto accidents more damaging than pedestrian accidents, as pedestrians generally have no more protection than the shirt on their back, which, rather obviously, is no match for the sheer size and force of a car or any other automobile. These accidents happen for many different reasons; at times, they are nobody’s fault and are caused by poor weather conditions, causing motorists to lose control of their vehicle and crash. However, in most cases, pedestrian accidents are the result of driver negligence. When motorists text while driving, or drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or otherwise break the rules and regulations of the road, the chances of an accident occurring drastically increase.

If you are someone who has been injured in a pedestrian accident, you are most likely entitled to financial compensation, and our Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys are here to help you receive it. Please read on and reach out to our firm to learn more about pedestrian accidents, what to do after being hurt in one, and how we can help you through every step of the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What should I do after being injured as a pedestrian?

If you are injured in a pedestrian accident, the first thing you should do is call the police, as they will send an ambulance to the scene of the accident to ensure you receive immediate medical treatment. Additionally, you should ensure you get the driver’s insurance information and license plate number. You should ask all those who saw the accident for their name and phone number. You should take pictures of the scene of the accident, as well as of any injuries you may have sustained. Finally, you should retain the services of an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorney who can work to obtain all additional evidence, such as surveillance footage of the accident, needed to prove your personal injury claim.

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

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Pennsylvania is, generally, two years, which, simply put, means that you will only have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the party responsible for your injuries. If you fail to do so, you will most likely be permanently barred from suing. Our firm can begin the claims process on your behalf today.

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