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Pedestrian Accident FAQ

Answers from Experienced Harrisburg Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

At Metzger Wickersham, our attorneys handle all types of personal injury cases in Pennsylvania. We have dealt with many cases involving pedestrians who have been injured or killed in serious car and truck accidents. We know how difficult these types of accidents are for victims and their families, and our experienced attorneys are ready to help at any stage of the legal process.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, call our law firm at (888) 286-2850 today for a free consultation. We can answer your questions and provide skilled legal advice.

Why should I hire a Pennsylvania pedestrian accident lawyer?

Hiring a lawyer can dramatically increase your chances of receiving compensation for your accident, especially if you believe somebody else was at fault. You may have been lawfully crossing an intersection at a crosswalk when a drunk driver sped through a red light.

You might have been struck by a texting driver in a parking lot. If negligence was a factor in your accident, you could be entitled to more compensation than the insurance company might want you to believe. A pedestrian accident attorney will advocate for your rights and level the playing field with the insurance company.

I wasn't at fault. Can I file a lawsuit after my accident?

Pedestrians have legal rights. These include the right to share the road with cars, trucks and other vehicles. Unfortunately, negligent actions such as speeding, distracted driving or driving under the influence often cause or contribute to pedestrian accidents. If you were injured as a pedestrian through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation.

In certain circumstances, an attorney may be able to negotiate with the insurance company to obtain a settlement on your behalf. In other instances, a lawsuit may need to be filed. If you've been in a pedestrian accident, contact a law firm that's familiar with pedestrian accident cases. An experienced attorney can review the particular facts of your case and walk you through the appropriate actions to take against any at-fault parties.

How much time after I'm injured do I have to file a lawsuit?

The "statute of limitations" in each state governs the amount of time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit. Generally speaking, Pennsylvania has a 2-year statute of limitations for claims against the operator of a motor vehicle who causes injury to a pedestrian. Keep in mind that a failure to file any claim you may have in a timely manner could result in your claim being forever barred.

How much does an attorney cost in Pennsylvania?

At Metzger Wickersham, we understand that people who are injured through no fault of their own may be struggling financially. For this reason, we provide legal representation on a contingency fee basis. This means that clients do not pay any attorneys' fees unless we receive a favorable settlement or award for them. In others words, you do not pay unless we win your case.

What is my pedestrian accident case worth in Pennsylvania?

Every case is fact-specific. Unique injuries and circumstances surround each accident. An attorney cannot place a value on your injury claim until they thoroughly investigate and review the details of your case. At Metzger Wickersham, we work one-on-one with clients to build the most solid and successful legal strategy possible. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you or a loved one with a pedestrian accident case.

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