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Lancaster Pedestrian Injury Law Firm

Lancaster Pedestrian Injury Law Firm

Walking around Lancaster or any of the surrounding cities is enjoyable. Each city has its own unique charm. But, each city has its share of pedestrian dangers. As a Lancaster pedestrian injury law firm, we help a lot of people injured while walking.

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How Does A Pedestrian Injury Happen?

Pedestrians get injured from a variety of circumstances. Slip and fall injuries are more common in icy or rainy weather. Injuries from vehicles failing to yield the right of way are common. Unmarked holes or potholes are serious dangers to walkers.

Pennsylvania Pedestrian Injury Facts

The Governors Highway Safety Association released their findings for pedestrian deaths. This information comes from all 50 states. In 2017 there were almost 6,000 pedestrians killed in vehicle crashes in the US. They found Pennsylvania ranked #14 for most pedestrian deaths. Additionally, 75% of pedestrian fatalities happen after dark.

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What To Do If I’m Injured As A Pedestrian

When it’s not their fault, anyone injured while walking should file a report with police. If the injury happens on a private property (sidewalk, parking lot, or store), make sure the property owner or business is aware.
A pedestrian injured by a driver should be sure to have the police come file a report. Even in a hit-and-run situation, call the police. Getting the police involved helps prove an injury occurred. Even if it doesn’t feel like a serious injury, you may feel worse later. It is better to be safe than sorry.

Pedestrian Injury Limits

An injured pedestrian has a limited amount of time to seek compensation. This is the “statute of limitations.” In Pennsylvania, a person has 2 years from the injury date to file a claim. In hit-and-run cases, there is money available to help injured pedestrians.

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When To Speak To A Lawyer

If for any reason you’re having trouble dealing with any party involved, seek a lawyer for help. When a driver was negligent or doing something illegal (cellphone use or drunk driving), call an attorney. If insurance is only willing to cover an initial doctor visit, talk to a lawyer. Don’t sign anything from insurance that limits getting payment for future medical bills. Some injuries may require ongoing treatment. Additionally, if anything seems confusing, contact a lawyer. You should always understand anything you sign.

Lancaster Pedestrian Injury Law Firm

Any pedestrian with injuries because of negligence should talk to a lawyer. Any Lancaster pedestrian injury law firm will give a free consultation. Speaking with a lawyer helps you understand your legal options.

How Haggerty & Silverman Is Different

We’ve been helping people since 1994. The legal team at Haggerty & Silverman cares. We listen to your story and work with you to put together the best plan for you. We help you understand the legal options available. Get a free and confidential consultation. Get legal answers to your questions and concerns. Call or text us at 717-397-3200. Or fill out our online contact form and a member of our legal team will contact you.