Things to consider after your pedestrian injury accident:
Is there insurance for the at-fault person or company?
If you have auto insurance- notify your auto insurance carrier (you are probably eligible for “first-party”, that is, medical and wage loss coverage from your own insurance company).
Your medical bills are covered first under your auto insurance (even though you were not in your vehicle).
Your wage loss would be covered first under your auto insurance (again, even though you weren’t in your car) IF you have wage loss coverage under your policy.
If you don’t own a car, do you live with a resident relative (blood relative) who has car insurance? If yes, you would be eligible for medical and wage benefits under their insurance (it won’t raise their rates).
If you don’t own a car and don’t live with a resident relative who has car insurance, you would be eligible for “first-party” medical and wage benefits from the vehicle that hit you
Make sure you see a doctor for your injuries and fully explain your symptoms.
Take photos of any visible injuries
How we can help you with your pedestrian injury or accident case
See what clients have said about us. We have successfully handled many personal injury cases on behalf of pedestrians hit by a car or truck or was on a bus.
See, for example, we recently won a significant half a million dollar recovery against a trucking company when our client was hit by a truck and seriously injured.
We brought in experts to prove liability and worked with the client’s medical specialists to prove his leg injuries were caused by the truck hitting him. We also recently obtained a $600,000 recovery when our client was riding her bicycle and her bike was struck by a car.
There, we used a neurologist expert to prove her head injury was caused by the accident and used an economist expert to prove our client’s lost wages.
We work to investigate, locate and preserve evidence from the scene and witnesses for pedestrian and bicycle personal injury cases. It is important to act as soon as possible to determine the best evidence. The insurance company for the person or entity that caused your injury will do this.
The insurance company does this every day so that they can pay as little as possible on claims such as yours. We will contact and work with your medical doctor to obtain reports and documentation to show how your pedestrian accident or bicycle injury from being hit by a car or truck caused your injury.
If you are unable to continue to work, we are experienced with proving lost earning capacity (sometimes called lost future earnings) through the use of vocational and economist experts.
We have litigated and successfully recovered damages for clients with injuries from bicycle and pedestrian accidents, including leg injuries, back injuries, hand and shoulder injuries as well as head and spine injuries.
What can you expect if you contact a pedestrian accident lawyer?
- we meet with you for a free evaluation of to provide you with options and a plan for how we could handle your case
- explain what the insurance company is doing or has sent to you
- investigate what happened, what evidence and witnesses exist and work to gather that information;
- monitor your medical treatment with you including your medical bills;
- when applicable, determine whether your health insurance will want to be repaid (sometimes called “subrogation”);
- when needed, file the case with the appropriate court and work to litigate the case through pleadings, discovery, experts and court/trial;
- explain the steps of the case and answer your questions
Will you be able to get compensated for personal injuries due to your pedestrian injury or bicycle accident?
Examples of situations where you may recover damages include:
- a bicycle or pedestrian accident where the other driver caused the crash and you were injured;
- you were a passenger on a bus that crashed;
- you were working and hit by a truck or vehicle that was at fault
We have helped many clients for over 20 years, with pedestrian accident cases from the following areas: Royersford, Collegeville, Limerick, Boyertown, Phoenixville, Pottstown, Gilbertsville, Douglassville, Schwenksville, Birdsboro, Chester Springs, Reading, Skippack, Norristown, King of Prussia, Montgomery County, Berks County, Chester County, Philadelphia County, Lancaster County, Delaware County and Eastern Pennsylvania. Free Consult, No Recovery, No Fee. Call 610-792-3304