Motor vehicle collisions of all kinds can produce injuries, but a pedestrian crash is often very severe. If you have been hit by a car, you need a Phoenixville injury lawyer to help protect your rights and fight the insurance companies while you recover. It is important that you begin to get bills paid and understand your insurance coverage right away.
Certain people are more vulnerable to pedestrian run down tragedies. Children are at risk for serious injuries in pedestrian crashes. The CDC estimates that (in 2016) one in five children under the age of fifteen who died in a traffic accident were pedestrians. Elderly adults are also at high risk for serious injury while pedestrians.
We can all reduce the risk to pedestrians by staying alert behind the wheel. Never text and drive. Don’t drink or drive while impaired. Be vigilant for people crossing and near roadways. Always drive at a safe speed and be aware of conditions. Get your brakes checked regularly.
In Pennsylvania, there is an exception to the usual full tort and limited tort status if you are a pedestrian when injured. This means that no matter your tort status, if you were injured as a pedestrian you are entitled to compensation for pain and suffering. If you have questions about your tort status, call our office today and ask your questions! Better to understand your coverage before anything happens. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about accidents, auto insurance, or injury lawyer representation.
If you need the help of an experienced injury lawyer in Phoenixville or the surrounding area, call Graham & Mauer. If you are unable to meet at our Phoenixville office, or Harrisburg office, our attorneys can make house and hospital calls. Set up a fee appointment at your convenience. You will always speak directly to an attorney when you call us.