TOP RATED ATTORNEYS
Pedestrian Accident Attorney
We Do More Than Win
Stop. Don't settle for just any injury firm. There's a reason we are consistently rated so highly compared to other firms in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Request an attorney evaluation from KaplunMarx before you sign anything.
FILL OUT THE FORM TO GET STARTED
KaplunMarx Pedestrian Accident Cases
Pedestrian accidents can be devastating and life-altering events. If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, it's crucial to seek the help of an experienced personal injury attorney.
At KaplunMarx, our legal team has a deep understanding of the complexities of pedestrian accident cases and has a proven track record of successfully negotiating with insurance companies and securing fair settlements for our clients.
Pedestrian accidents can occur due to a variety of factors, including driver negligence, poorly maintained roads, and more. Getting hit by a driver while walking is far more common than you might expect. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 6,000 pedestrians were killed in the United States in 2019 alone, and in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, pedestrian accidents accounted for over 10% of all traffic fatalities in that same year. There are many more non-fatal but serious pedestrian accidents in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Our legal team will work tirelessly to gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and build a strong case on your behalf. Whether you're dealing with medical expenses, lost wages, or other damages, we can help you get the compensation you deserve. We will fight for your rights and hold those responsible for your injuries accountable.
At KaplunMarx, we understand that pedestrian accidents can be emotionally and physically traumatic. Our legal team is dedicated to providing personalized, compassionate representation to help you navigate the complex legal process. We will be there for you every step of the way, fighting for your rights and helping you get the compensation you deserve.
Don't wait to get the help you need. Contact us today for a free consultation and let us help you get the compensation you deserve. Our experienced legal team is here to help you navigate the complex legal process and ensure that you receive the justice you deserve.
Why You Should Talk To Us First
✓ 98% Success Rate - Attorneys with a track record that shows they personally care about every case and go the extra mile every time.
✓ No upfront costs - we front all of the legal fees and get paid on performance. In fact, we don't get paid unless you win
✓ We are local and we KNOW Pennsylvania's system - Just because a firm gets a license to practice law here and buy up a bunch of bill boards around town doesn't mean that they have real experience fighting cases in PA's legal system every day. We are a locally based firm with attorneys that focus on Pennsylvania injury cases. We eat, drink and breath this every day.
✓ We are not intimidated by litigation- We do not allow insurance carriers to strong arm, intimidate or stagnate claims. We will not hesitate to take them to court to fight for you when needed.
✓ No shortcuts - we go the extra mile to make sure that you get the highest compensation possible rather than settling right away as many injury firms do.
✓ We focus on you, not on getting the most cases in town like the guys on the billboards.
✓ Proprietary methods of case management for your very best client experience and ensure greater odds of success compared to high volume, low-touch firms.
✓ Talk directly to your attorney instead of getting passed off on case managers (if you've ever been through a car accident case, you'll know how valuable this is).
✓ We're consistently rated 5 stars by clients and have over 450 5-star reviews for a reason.
✓ No cost consultations we'll help you find out if you have a case. If you don't, we'll help point you in the right direction. Win-win.
✓ We get results without compromising service - It's not easy to find a firm that provides our brand of one-on-one service but which has the resources to get results that smaller practices may not be able to.
Picture this – you are minding your business, crossing a street, and boom – your world gets flipped upside-down. In big cities like Philadelphia, pedestrian accidents happen daily, often resulting in some of the worst types of injuries.
Statistics show that pedestrian accidents in Philadelphia are on the rise, especially with people distracted by cell phones and other things in their cars. Our great city is always busy with people, cars, trucks, and buses of all sizes trying to get to where they are going and many times too fast.
As you can guess the pedestrian usually takes the brunt of the impact, with injuries often very severe. That is where our team of pedestrian accident lawyers can help – we represent victims and get them top dollar results for their personal injury claims. Let us help you, too.
What Are the Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Pennsylvania?
Both pedestrians and motorists need to become aware of how pedestrian accidents occur. Here are some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents in Pennsylvania:
Unmarked crosswalks: When you have unmarked crosswalks, there is more of a risk for pedestrians. Using signaled crosswalks reduces that risk significantly. Motorists are more likely to see pedestrians when crosswalks are clearly marked and illuminated.
Failure to yield: Under Pennsylvania law, motorists are required to stop and yield the right of way to pedestrians walking in crosswalks or intersections. If a motorist fails to fulfill this legal obligation, an accident involving a pedestrian can occur.
Distracted pedestrians: Sometimes it is the people hit by cars that are at fault. According to several recent studies, pedestrians who are distracted by cell phones and electronics are at increased risk of being involved in a crash.
Excessive speed: Going over the speed limit or driving at a dangerous speed can be extremely dangerous for pedestrians. Several studies have shown that the higher the vehicle speed, the more severe the injuries suffered by pedestrians who are struck.
The Role of Comparative Negligence in Pedestrian Accident Cases
Comparative negligence laws come into play in many car and pedestrian accident cases. This law states that a victim can still recover compensation in a personal injury claim even if he was partly at fault for the accident in which his injuries occurred.
However, the victim cannot recover compensation if he carries more than 50% of the fault for the accident. This law may apply to pedestrian injury cases where the defendant argues that the plaintiff, the victim, was partially responsible for the accident that occurred.
If the defendant successfully argues that the plaintiff was more than 50% responsible, the defendant is no longer legally obligated to compensate the plaintiff. For this reason, it is imperative to work with an attorney who knows how to minimize the role you played in the accident so you can recover the compensation you deserve.
Why Should You Hire Our Pedestrian Accident Lawyers?
Your phone may start ringing non-stop if you are hit by a car while walking on the street. The at-fault party’s insurance company is probably on the other end of the line, hoping to get a recorded statement with you as soon as possible.
If you answer this call, the insurance company may even make an offer to you right away. Alarm bells should be ringing at this point. Do not accept an offer, agree to a recorded statement, or talk to the insurance adjuster at all without talking to a lawyer first.
The insurance company does not have your best interests in mind, but we do. Let our personal injury attorneys handle the negotiations with the insurance company to ensure you are fully compensated for your injuries.
How Much Time Do You Have to File A Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit?
Each state has its own laws regarding how much time victims have to take legal action following a pedestrian accident. In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations on personal injury cases is two years. This means victims have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party.
Free Consultation With Award-Winning KaplunMarx Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
If you are hurt in an accident, the personal injury process can be overwhelming. Our team of pedestrian accident lawyers has years of experience helping people navigate the maze.
We have represented many clients and their families after serious pedestrian accidents, getting them top dollar compensation for their damages. We can do the same for you.
Schedule a free consultation with a KaplunMarx pedestrian accident lawyer on our team by calling or filling out the form on our website.
incredibly common, and due to the size and weight of these trucks, these crashes can result in serious injuries or even death. However, the process of getting the compensation you deserve can be a long and difficult task. This is where a great truck accident lawyer can help.
When it comes to a truck accident, time is your enemy. You will need as much evidence as possible, such as documents, eyewitness accounts, and other information in order to get a fair settlement. If too much time goes by, this evidence can easily be lost making it imperative to seek the help of an injury attorney as soon as possible. Get in touch with us today!
Choose The Top-Rated
Personal Injury Lawyers
in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
Our Lawyers Fight for Maximum Compensation
Our duty is to hold the insurance company responsible for the maximum amount of compensation owed to you. Studies have shown that hiring an experienced attorney can lead to more than 3.5x the amount of compensation! Our legal team is aggressive in court and compassionate with our clients. It's not your fault you are injured, and we want to make sure those at fault are held responsible.
We Work With Doctors to Lower Your Medical Bills
The local medical community has a good working relationship with us. The doctors we recommend are not only experienced in treating serious injuries, but many are willing to work with us to negotiate your medical bills down to put more money into your pocket.
We Make it Easier to Find Medical Treatment
Whether you have health insurance or not, our goal is to help you get in quickly with medical care professionals and specialists.
We Protect Our Clients' Rights
Insurance companies are notorious for using underhanded practices that lower your case's value or deny your claim altogether. So, when you hire us, we will act as a barrier between you and the insurance company, ensuring they can't contact you regarding your injuries without going through us first.
You Will Not Be Alone During This Process
We know the personal injury claims process is complicated. Our team is here to guide you every step of the way and answer your questions anytime.
Our Law Firm Has Stellar Reviews
What People Say
Providing clients with exceptional service is a core value at KaplunMarx personal injury law firm in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Take it from our satisfied client testimonials.
"I went through a lot when I was in my accident. Ted was professional and concerned about how I was doing...
...The office staff is extremely friendly and quick to assist your needs. They not only contacted me for updates, they checked in on my wellbeing. I can't express how grateful I am for their kindness and professionalism. I've never seen an attorney's office that cares as much as they do for their clients. I highly recommend their office and personally vouch that Ted Kaplun is a great attorney to have."