Did A Simple Stroll Become A Nightmare?
Whether you were jogging, skateboarding or simply walking, you probably never expected to be hit by a vehicle. Unfortunately, the unexpected is often devastating. You may be facing many thousands of dollars in hospital bills, not to mention lost paychecks and other expenses. In addition to all this, you have to deal with the physical pain and emotional distress associated with the accident.
Let us help. At Hof & Reid LLC, we represent people throughout Pennsylvania in all aspects of auto accident litigation. We understand the unique issues involved in pedestrian accident claims, and we will put our 100 years of combined experience to work for you.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident anywhere in the Lehigh Valley, contact our Bethlehem law office today to learn more about how our firm can help you obtain compensation for your injuries. Call 610-258-6184.
When Comparative Negligence Comes Into Play
Many of the same legal issues apply in pedestrian accident cases that apply in a car or truck accident case with regard to rules of the road. However, your actions must also be evaluated under the law.
In Pennsylvania, there is a comparative negligence statute that requires the jury to determine whether you, the pedestrian, should bear any responsibility for the injury. If you do bear some responsibility, it will affect the amount of compensation you are able to receive.
Accurately Determining Damages Is Key
Pedestrian accidents often involve serious injuries. The key to handling these cases effectively is to adequately calculate the cost of necessary future medical expenses. This can be complicated and requires the assistance of knowledgeable medical professionals.
Our experienced personal injury lawyers have determined which expert witnesses are reliable, credible and conservative in providing opinions to our firm in complex personal injury claims. These medical and financial experts make detailed written findings to assist us in damages claim negotiations with the insurance carrier and, if necessary, supporting the damages claim at trial.