We Fight For Injured Pedestrians Throughout Philadelphia, Bucks County And New Jersey
Pedestrian accidents can be some of the most devastating collisions on the road. Victims need to be aware of their options for maximizing compensation for the resulting costs, including medical expenses, lost income, emotional trauma, and pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one was injured due to a driver’s reckless or negligent actions, our pedestrian accident attorneys can help. With offices in Bensalem and northeast Philadelphia, the lawyers of The Swain Law Firm, P.C., have represented accident victims in southeastern Pennsylvania for decades.
To schedule a free consultation with a skilled and dedicated attorney, contact us today. We can help.
Failure To Yield And Other Violations
In Pennsylvania, pedestrians on the road or in a crosswalk usually have the right of way. Whether you were injured while in a crosswalk or while jaywalking, you may have a legitimate claim against the driver who hit you if that person had a reasonable opportunity to see you and avoid a collision. Additionally, many pedestrian accidents involve children who are hit by cars. Motorists in Pennsylvania are required to be on the alert for children, especially in residential neighborhoods and near schools. Common causes of pedestrian accidents include:
- Failure to yield to pedestrians
- Speeding in school zones
- Driver distraction
- Drunk driving
We know how to investigate these matters and hold the negligent party accountable. Even if a pedestrian accident was clearly the driver’s fault, the insurance company may try to reduce your compensation or even try to shift blame onto you. We can fight back against the insurance company on your behalf, and we have a record of achieving positive results for our clients.
Examining All Of Your Compensation Options
If you were injured in a hit-and-run accident, you may be covered by your own insurance policy’s uninsured or underinsured motorist provisions. In any case, we can assess your specific situation and explain every available option for getting you the medical care and the compensation you need.