Pedestrian accidents can leave behind devastating injuries and lasting health problems. If you were harmed in such an accident, you need to take steps to protect yourself and your interests. After you are injured, you should continue attending to your medical needs, keep records of any bills or costs associated with your accident, and avoid talking to insurance companies or other parties involved in your accident. Then you may want to seek the assistance of a York County pedestrian accident lawyer.
What Are the Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents?
Many pedestrian accidents are caused by negligent drivers, but some can also be caused by the condition of the sidewalk and the surrounding area. We can help with cases where pedestrians were harmed due to:
- Broken or unsafe sidewalks
- Dim lighting and poor visibility
- Distracted drivers (texting, eating, playing with the radio, etc.)
- Drivers operating their vehicles while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Speeding drivers
- Drivers who do not yield for signs or crosswalks
It does not matter exactly how it happened. If you sustained injuries in a pedestrian accident and you believe that the negligence of someone else was to blame, they need to be held accountable.
How Can I Recieve Compensation After a Pedestrian Accident?
If you want to receive compensation after an accident, you may need to file a personal injury suit. An initial settlement from an insurance company or another party is likely to be paltry and unable to cover your actual expenses. A fair offer should help compensate you for:
- The cost of your medical care
- Lost wages
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering
Some pedestrian accidents leave their victims with injuries that will stay with them for life. In cases like these, compensation also has to help make up for future medical costs, diminished quality of life, and a loss of future earning potential.
How Can a Lawyer Help Me After a Pedestrian Accident?
A pedestrian accident lawyer can help you make your case and show that another party’s negligence caused your injuries. Your attorney can:
- Gather evidence
- Talk to eyewitnesses
- Field settlement offers
- Prepare you for testimony
- Defend you from any accusations of fault or wrongdoing
- Answer any questions that you have about your case
Your lawyer can also help you file before the statute of limitations expires. You have two years to file a personal injury suit in Pennsylvania. That can seem like a long time, but the weeks and months can pass by quickly as you take care of your medical needs and try to return to normalcy. Let us get the legal process started for you.
Contact Ilkhanoff & Silverstein
If you or a loved one have suffered harm in a pedestrian accident, get your free initial case consultation from Ilkhanoff & Silverstein. We can tell you more about your legal options and the potential value of your case. We are ready to help you and your family make things right.