BUCKS COUNTY PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
At Kats, Jamison & Associates, we have represented Bucks County Pedestrian Accident Victims for more than 30 years. Successfully winning settlements for car accident victims requires knowledge, and the ability to understand the particular rights of the pedestrian. Our Bucks County pedestrian accident law firm determines which insurance company is responsible for paying for your damages. This may include your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other issues you may face following a car accident.
Pedestrian Accidents Are More Common Than You Think
In Bucks County alone, 14,656 people were involved in crashes in 2017. 0.74% were pedestrians. There were 50 people killed in crashes. 22.00% were pedestrians. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents can happen anywhere a person walks near moving vehicles. This can include, but is not limited to: parking lots, sidewalks, crosswalks, and intersections. Pedestrian car accidents often happen at night, when it is difficult to see people walking on the road. Typically, pedestrians do not wear reflective clothing and may be difficult to see.
If you were injured in a car accident as a pedestrian, you may be entitled to compensation that covers your damages. By choosing Kats, Jamison & Associates, you ensure that we will fight protect to your rights. A pedestrian car accident can leave you facing many difficulties, including obtaining fair compensation from the responsible insurance company. The Bucks County lawyers at our firm are here to help you with your personal injury claim.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Car Accidents
Usually, except in very limited circumstances, pedestrians have the right of way. Automobile drivers are responsible for yielding to pedestrians who lawfully cross the street. However in some pedestrian car accident cases, drivers do not properly yield and cause injuries to occur. All too often, pedestrians are struck by negligent or distracted drivers who do not have the right of way. In worst cases, pedestrians are struck by drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Please see our drunk driving page for more information about accidents involving the use of drugs or alcohol.
Negligence behind the wheel can take a variety of different forms including, but not limited to:
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Failing to signal
Failure to yield
Not having lights on
Texting while driving
Unfortunately, drivers involved in pedestrian car accidents cause serious harm to people walking on the road. Drivers typically sustain less damages compared to the people they injure in a car accident. Besides common injuries in car accidents such as, cuts, scrapes and bruises, more serious injuries can occur, such as broken bones, head/neck injuries, and even death in worst case scenarios.
At Kats, Jamison & Associates, we fight to recover fair compensation for pedestrian victims of car accidents. It is important to find an experienced and qualified attorney to help you with your personal injury case. You may be entitled to recover for the variety of damages you experience following a car accident. Some examples of damages may include physical, mental, emotional and financial losses such as medical expenses, hospital bills, lost earnings and loss of future wages. Physical damages may include loss in mobility, scars/loss of sensation, loss of limbs, and brain/head injuries. We make sure our clients get the support they need when experiencing emotional distress, depression and pain and suffering following a traumatic accident.
With over 30 years of experience dealing with personal injury cases, we understand these potentially life changing issues and not only work with our clients, but also their friends and family, doctors, psychologists and long-term care planners. Communication is key, and it is of utmost importance to ensure that victims of pedestrian car accidents receive not only the best legal representation but also the best support, medical care and future planning.
Unfortunately, sometimes after a pedestrian has been struck by a vehicle, the driver of that vehicle flees the scene. This is typically referred to a hit and run accident. In this case, if the driver is not found, we may pursue legal action against your own insurance company in order to make sure you are properly taken care of. For more information on hit and run accidents please visit this page.
Protecting Your Rights After Pedestrian Accidents
If an unexpected pedestrian car accident changed your life – it is important to protect the rights of yourself and your family. A pedestrian accident victim will certainly require medical attention and treatment. Many victims of pedestrian car accidents need emergency transportation. These types of medical bills can add up quickly and contribute to even more pain a suffering following an accident. Victims of car accidents typically have many bills from hospitals, surgeons, specialists, physical therapists, and home health care aids and more. This means that your initial medical bills not the only ones you should be concerned about following a pedestrian car accident.
At Kats, Jamison & Associates, we understand the many different types of losses that you can incur following a serious accident. We do our best to protect your rights in order to recover fair compensation for you and your family. Some pedestrians can obtain compensation through an insurance claim with the negligent driver’s company. If this compensation is not enough to cover your damages and expenses, we may also file a claim with your own insurance company to supplement the value. Regardless, our personal injury attorneys, will negotiate the largest possible settlement under your policy based on the damages and losses you experienced.
In some cases, If your insurance policy will not sufficient cover the cost of your damages, the next step is to seek financial recovery by filing a claim in civil court. Our legal firm in Bucks County, PA has over 30 years of litigation experience and provide much attention to detail when helping you as a victim of an auto accident. We will work diligently to reach a fair settlement agreement in a timely manner, but will never encourage you to accept any amount that is less than what you are entitled to. Even though most pedestrian accident cases settle out of court, we are ready to fight in order to protect your rights at trial when necessary.
Contact a Bucks County Pedestrian Accident Lawyer for Help Today
Legally representing pedestrian car accident victims requires a team of experienced and knowledgeable lawyers who devote their maximum efforts to their clients. At Kats, Jamison & Associates, our Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York personal injury attorneys investigate every claim with a fine tooth comb. We make sure to aggressively represent our clients in order obtain the best results possible.
When you need a Bucks County, Montgomery County, or Northeast Philadelphia personal injury attorney to represent you, or a loved one who has suffered a pedestrian accident injury, please call Kats, Jamison & Associates at (215) 396-9001 or contact us online by filling out the form on our site.