Pedestrians often suffer very serious injuries in accidents and deserve fair and reasonable compensation for their injuries. Under Pennsylvania laws, pedestrians who are hit by cars or buses may make claims for injuries sustained as well as financial losses like medical bills or lost wages.
In order to prevail, the driver of the car, truck, bus, etc. must have been negligent. There are many laws, both state and local, which may apply to prove that the driver was negligent. For example, one Pennsylvania statute gives pedestrians the right of way when they cross at an intersection without any traffic signal. A driver’s violation of such a statute may be evidence of negligence.
Related Legal Article: Pennsylvania Pedestrian Accident Legal Article: Pedestrian Laws
For more information contact our Pennsylvania car and pedestrian accident lawyers at 215.925.4451. Our lawyers are available for a free, no obligation legal consultation.
The lawyers at Schwartz & Blackman handle pedestrian accident cases in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey area:
- PA: Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County, Allentown, Lehigh Valley, Norristown, Philadelphia
- NJ: Atlantic County, Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Camden, Cherry Hill, New Jersey shore cities
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Published: July 12, 2012