Pedestrian accidents often occur rather unexpectedly and can lead to particularly severe injuries given that a pedestrian likely has no protective equipment or means of shielding himself from injury. Pennsylvania law entitles pedestrian-victims to damages when they have been injured due to the negligence, recklessness, or intentional acts of another — whether the defendant was a bicyclist, driver, or simply another pedestrian.
Though pedestrian accidents may initially seem straightforward, further investigation is likely to reveal new complications, such as additional defendants (for example, the city may be implicated if improperly maintained signage contributed to your injuries) and comparative fault issues (for example, if you contributed to your own injuries in some manner). Given these inevitable complications, it’s important to work with a skilled pedestrian accident attorney who has years of experience in successfully litigating such cases. To get connected today with a personal injury lawyer, call The Law Office of Mark A. Smith at (412) 368-8398 for a free consultation with lead Attorney Smith.
There are several different parties whose negligence may contribute to a pedestrian accident and resultant injuries.
Negligent acts and omissions of a driver may include:
Negligent acts and omissions of a property owner (such as the city) may include:
As litigation is pursued and the investigation reveals new and potentially liable parties, additional defendants may be brought in.
Pedestrian accidents can lead to severe injury, including but not limited to:
Damages may vary substantially depending on the circumstances of the accident. Pedestrian accident victims may be entitled to assert damages for:
If you have have been injured in a pedestrian accident that was caused by another person or entity, then you may be entitled to recover damages as compensation for the various injuries you sustained.
With a legal career spanning 23 years, including several successful pedestrian accident lawsuits, Attorney Mark A. Smith is someone you can trust to get you positive results. If you’d like to setup a free consultation in order to assess your claims, please call (412) 368-8398, or consider submitting our online contact form. All client communication goes directly to Attorney Smith, so you can rest assured that your claims will be taken seriously from the get-go.