Being struck by a vehicle can be devastating. A pedestrian accident can happen in an instant. Over sixty thousand pedestrians are injured every year in traffic incidents. Tragically, many of these result in severe to catastrophic injuries, and even death. If you have been injured or lost a loved one to a pedestrian accident, it is important that you seek the assistance of an experienced personal injury lawyer. A successful case could compensate you for the economic and noneconomic aftermath of the accident. Ilkhanoff & Silverstein has decades of experience handling personal injury cases for clients in Pennsylvania and Maryland. We are seasoned trial attorneys that will work tirelessly to protect your rights in your pursuit of justice. For a free consultation with an experienced law firm located in York and Lancaster County, PA, contact Ilkhanoff & Silverstein.
Causes of pedestrian accidents
Pedestrian accidents are tragic situations that can be caused by a number of reasons. Most of these incidents are caused by negligent drivers. There are a number of acts that could constitute negligent driving, including using driving under the influence, distracted driving and even careless or reckless driving. Regarding drunk drivers, Dram Shop Laws add liability to establishments who serve visibly intoxicated patrons who then cause property damage, serious injury, or death.
Driver negligence is not the only cause of pedestrian accidents. In some situations, the road conditions are to blame, including potholes and weather events. Even further, the car itself could have a defect in the design or manufacturing that caused the accident, leading to a product liability case. With so many potential parties involved, a thorough investigation is necessary.
Time is of the essence to take legal action
If you have been injured in an accident or lost a loved one in a pedestrian crash, it is important to discuss your situation with an attorney as soon as possible. Personal injury and wrongful death cases are held to Pennsylvania’s statute of limitation, a time limit imposed on an individual to take legal action. In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations for a personal injury or wrongful death case is 2 years from the date of the accident. Failure to bring a lawsuit before this time limit can bar you from any damages you may be entitled to.
‘Damages” is a term that describes the financial compensation imposed by the law for loss or injury. You could be entitled to a range of damages, both economic and noneconomic. Economic damages can include any out-of-pocket expenses, including medical bills, lost wages, property damage, etc. Noneconomic damages can compensate you for the pain and suffering, physical impairment, disfigurement, and the deprivation of benefits of a family relationship due to injury or death, called the loss of consortium.
Contact Ilkhanoff & Silverstein to discuss your case with a seasoned trial attorney
Being struck by a vehicle can be devastating. We stand squarely by your side, fighting for maximum compensation for your injuries or the loss of your loved one. Your case deserves the attention of an experienced law firm that can conduct a thorough investigation into the matter. Our goal is to ease your stress, represent your interests, and fight for your rights so you can focus on healing. We are ready to serve. We are here for you. Contact Ilkhanoff & Silverstein for a free initial consultation.