Seeking Full Compensation For Injured Pennsylvania Pedestrians
Under Pennsylvania law, drivers must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians walking in a crosswalk or at an intersection. Car or truck vs. pedestrian cases are very common, and of course, typically cause death or catastrophic injuries.
Pedestrians have specific rights under the law, and it is the responsibility of every motorist to be aware of and to respect them. When they fail to do so, it can result in serious accidents and life-changing or even fatal injuries. If you have been injured in an accident that occurred because of another person’s negligence, it is important that you have an experienced Harrisburg personal injury lawyer representing you from the start.
At Marzzacco Niven & Associates, we’re raising a voice as we dedicate our entire practice to protecting the futures of people who have been injured. If you were hit by a car while crossing the street, we will seek maximum compensation for your medical care, loss of income and earning capacity, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and all other considerations relevant to your claim.
Committed To Obtaining The Best Possible Outcome In Your Case
Insurance companies are notorious for attempting to settle claims for the lowest possible amount or denying the claim outright, if possible. We know how the insurance companies operate, and we will fight to help you receive the full and fair compensation you deserve. We will not recommend that you accept a settlement offer unless we truly believe that it represents the best available outcome in your case.
We work hard to gain a complete understanding of your injuries and how they will impact you over the short and long term. We bring in experts who can help us understand the type of care you will need, any assistive medical equipment that may be required, and how much it will cost over the entirety of your recovery. We will seek a settlement that fully accommodates your needs or take your case to court and ask a judge to decide.
The Importance Of Evidence In Pedestrian Accident Cases
When the cause of these collisions is contested by the driver and his or her insurance company, knowledge and experience in the issues and the laws governing the same is essential. Often, when children are the victim of a pedestrian collision, the insurance company for the driver will claim the child “darted out” in front of the driver. When adults are the victims of these collisions—and adults are frequently struck by cars in Pennsylvania—the insurance company for the driver will claim that the pedestrian victim caused or contributed to the collision by failing to walk in a crosswalk or by exercising the care required of pedestrians crossing a roadway that is required by Pennsylvania law.
Witnesses, video from area business or traffic cameras, and physical evidence from both the striking vehicle and what is found at the accident site must be obtained for analysis by an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer and his expert consultants.
Turn To Us: Talk To An Attorney About Your Injuries
Pedestrians often suffer catastrophic injuries or death in collisions with cars or trucks. Hiring the right lawyer helps protect your rights and can help get you or your family the compensation needed for future medical bills, lost income, and any permanent disfigurement suffered in the collision.
We invite you to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys to discuss your pedestrian accident claim in more detail. We will meet you at one of our Pennsylvania offices or meet you at home or in the hospital if you are unable to travel. You can reach us by phone at 717-260-3580, or via email to arrange an appointment.