Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Were You Struck & Injured in Schuylkill County?
Pedestrians have the right of way and drivers must be vigilant for pedestrians whether or not they are in a crosswalk. However, drivers often fail to take the proper precautions and end up hitting pedestrians due to reckless behavior or negligence. The Schuylkill County pedestrian accident attorney and team at The Law Offices of Anthony Urban, P.C. have successfully represented injured pedestrians and families dealing with serious injuries.
Caring Schuylkill County Injury Attorney
We have more than 50 years of experience and the necessary resources to hold drivers accountable for the medical, financial, and personal impact. This is small consolation to victims in the aftermath of an accident, but it may be important in the long-term recovery of compensation.
Understanding Pedestrian Laws & Accidents
Pedestrians have to abide by traffic control signals and use caution when crossing the street or walking on the roadway. However, state law is clear that drivers must yield to pedestrians and proceed in a reasonably cautious and safe manner. Pennsylvania law also treats pedestrians differently in terms of compensation. Pedestrians are entitled to full tort coverage (damages for pain and suffering) even if they have not suffered serious or permanent injury.
This is often a moot point because pedestrians are more likely to suffer severe and catastrophic injuries such as:
- Brain injury
- Multiple broken bones
- Spinal cord injury
- Loss of limbs
How We Can Help
Our legal team knows how to demonstrate liability and detail the full impact on the lives of our clients. The defense may try to say that our client crossed against the light, darted into the street or otherwise caused the accident. We work to gather evidence to show what the driver did wrong.
The causes of pedestrian accidents may include:
- Speeding or driving aggressively
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Backing up or pulling out without looking
- Distracted driving (texting while driving, etc.)
- Drunk driving
- Failing to yield to or account for pedestrians
Contact a skilled Schuylkill County pedestrian accident lawyer today at (888) 268-0023 for a free initial case consultation to discuss your legal options and rights.