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If you or a loved one have been injured, contact an Allentown Pedestrian Accident Lawyer at Munley Law.

For over 60 years, pedestrian accident victims throughout the Lehigh Valley have put their trust in the  Allentown pedestrian accident lawyers at Munley Law.  When you or someone you love suffers a serious injury from a pedestrian accident, your choice of an accident attorney matters.  Our lawyers have achieved recognition as being among the Best Lawyers in America for their record of success and extensive experience.

Our award-winning team won’t rest until you and your loved ones get the justice you deserve.  We understand your concerns and are ready to do whatever it takes to make sure you are properly compensated.  Fill out our contact form or call (844)563-9077 to schedule a free consultation today an Allentown pedestrian accident attorney.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

At one time or another, everyone is a pedestrian.  Urban areas such as Allentown, Easton and Bethlehem often have a much higher rate of pedestrian accidents compared to rural areas.  In 2018, approximately 6,227 pedestrians were killed in accidents, the highest level since 1990.  Furthermore, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that on average in 2016, a pedestrian was killed every 1.5 hours.

Although there was a 1.7% decrease in the number of pedestrians killed in traffic accidents in 2017, the number of pedestrian accidents across the Lehigh Valley have remained steady.  Between 2011 and 2016, research shows that there were 1,459 pedestrian accidents across Lehigh and Northampton Counties.  Data also reveals that 72.5% of the Lehigh Valley’s pedestrian accidents took place in Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton.

To combat this, Bethlehem has adopted a Vision Zero plan, which aims to eliminate road deaths and serious injuries by 2030.  This initiative supports law enforcement crackdowns, education, improved signage and redesigning roadways.  The city has also made an effort to trim trees, install crosswalk signs, and make signage more prominent.  But many of the area’s busiest intersections and roadways have remained untouched, and so pedestrian accidents still remain high throughout the region. To not worry about the legal part of a pedestrian accident, you need a personal injury lawyer.

When you hire Munley Law, we utilize top accident reconstructionists to build a winning case for you. We will send investigators to the scene of your accident to preserve evidence and examine the location. An Allentown pedestrian accident attorney from our law firm will leave no stone unturned.

Ten Safety Tips for Pedestrians

Here are 10 easy pedestrian safety tips from the NHTSA to follow when you are walking from place to place.

  1. Be predictable.  Follow the rules of the road and obey signs and signals.
  2. Walk on sidewalks whenever available.
  3. If there is no sidewalk available, walk facing and as far away from traffic as possible.
  4. Remain alert at all times.  Don’t let electronic devices distract you.
  5. Whenever possible, cross streets at crosswalks or intersections, where drivers expect more foot traffic.  Look for cars in all directions, including those turning left or right.
  6. If a crosswalk or intersection is not available, locate a well-lit area where you have the best view of traffic.  Wait for a gap in traffic that allows enough time to cross safely; continue watching for traffic as you cross.
  7. Never assume a driver sees you.  Make eye contact with drivers as they approach to make sure you are seen.
  8. Be visible at all times.  Wear bright clothing during the day and reflective materials, or carry a flashlight, at night.
  9. Watch for cars entering or exiting driveways or backing up in parking lots.
  10. Avoid alcohol and drugs when walking; they impair your abilities and judgment.

Tips for Drivers to Avoid Pedestrian Accidents in Allentown

It’s not just pedestrians who need to have safety top of mind to avoid accidents. To avoid serious injuries to pedestrians, motor-vehicle operators also need to have safety in mind while they’re on the road. All drivers should remember these driving tips to avoid accidents with pedestrians in Allentown: 

The NHSTA asks car, bus, truck, SUV, and motorcycle drivers to:

  • Always keep an eye out for pedestrians to avoid accidents or surprises
  • Slow down and be extra careful when driving through inclement weather or nighttime conditions.
  • Always slow down when approaching a crosswalk, even if you don’t see any walkers on the road. Always yield to pedestrians.
  • Follow posted speed limits at all times
  • Be extra cautious & aware when driving in reverse or pulling out of a driveway.
  • Never drive while intoxicated to avoid a drunk or drugged driving accident

Allentown pedestrian accident FAQs

At Munley Law, we have a team of winning Allentown pedestrian injury lawyers ready to answer all of your questions. To schedule your free consultation today, call, chat, text, or email us now.

Q: Why do I need a pedestrian injury lawyer to represent me in my case?

Sadly, many pedestrian accident victims do not realize how important it is to have proper experienced legal representation. Instead, many hire bad lawyers with less experience fighting these cases. As a result, the injured victim loses their cases or gets far less compensation than they deserve. Meanwhile, other victims underestimate how complex Pennsylvania accident law is. When this happens, they end up getting stuck trying to learn the law themselves, fight their own case, and recover from their serious injuries on their own…all at the same time.

You can avoid making these mistakes. On average, Allentown pedestrian accident victims with legal representation win 3x the compensation as compared to those who attempt to handle their cases alone. If you hire one of the nation’s leading personal injury lawyers from Munley Law, the compensation numbers will likely increase even higher. To get you the justice you deserve, our award-winning team of personal injury lawyers will:

  • Investigate your crash and injuries
  • Track down and interview accident witnesses
  • Gather documents and reports
  • Identify, interview, and hire a team experts
  • Research the law
  • Craft a negotiating strategy and negotiate a major settlement
  • Identify the best place to file your case
  • Write and file your legal complaint
  • Prepare witnesses evidence for trial
  • Author and litigate pre-trial motions to give you the best chance of winning your trial
  • Select a jury who will understand why you deserve to win
  • Write and deliver opening and closing arguments
  • Direct and cross examine lay and expert witnesses
  • Win the monetary award you deserve

To speak with one of our Allentown pedestrian accident lawyers, schedule your free consultation today.

Q: How can I avoid pedestrian accidents in Allentown?

  • Don’t walk in cities or pay extra attention when you do. The NSC reports that 79.18% of fatal pedestrian crashes occurred in urban areas.
  • Be very careful and mindful when walking in high-accident areas. 25.47% of walkers were killed while crossing an intersection. Other high-problem locations include streets, parking lots, and driveways.
  • Whenever possible, walk on well-lit streets and roads at night, or only during the daytime. Lighting conditions have a surprisingly big impact on pedestrian accidents. More than 75% of deadly pedestrian crashes occurred after dark. Additionally, another 5% of walkers died when lighting conditions were poor, at dusk or dawn. All in all, only 20% of fatal pedestrian collisions happened during the day.

Q: How much time do I have to file my pedestrian crash case in an Allentown court?

All states by law, including Pennsylvania, set time limits for filing a lawsuit. This is called “statutes of limitations.” Different kinds of cases have different statutes of limitations. The way a court measures those statutes of limitations can also depend on the kind of case as well. In Pennsylvania, most pedestrian accident cases are classified as personal injury cases. However, if the victim died from their injuries, the case may also be tried and classified as a wrongful death lawsuit.

Statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Allentown & throughout Pennsylvania: When the case includes personal injury claims, the statute of limitations is 2 years. This “clock” that counts down the 2 years begins on the date of the accident.

Statue of limitations for wrongful death cases in Allentown throughout Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania’s wrongful death statute of limitations is also 2 years, much like other cases. However, the 2-year period for wrongful death lawsuits begins on the date the victim died. That does mean though, if the victim dies on the date of the accident, the statute of limitations for the personal injury and wrongful death claims is the same: 2 years from the accident date. However, if a pedestrian survives the accident but later dies from the injuries or complications, the statute of limitations for the personal injury and wrongful death claims will be different dates.

 

To maximize your compensation and understand these complexities, contact an Allentown pedestrian injury lawyer right away

There is a lot happening after an accident and 2 years sounds like a long time. But do not delay in bringing your case to an attorney. To maximize the compensation you may receive, there is a lot of investigative work for your lawyer to do. To give Allentown personal injury lawyer the best chance to recover maximum compensation for you by giving him or her enough time to prepare a winning case. TSpeak to an award-winning Allentown pedestrian accident lawyer from Munley Law for free consultation today.

Q: Who should I pick to represent me in my Allentown pedestrian accident case?

Who you pick matters. At Munley Law, the nation’s leading personal injury law firm, we will show you why.

Our Allentown pedestrian accident lawyers win big and win often.

You have lots of options when choosing an accident lawyer, but there is only one Munley Law. Unlike other law firms, we won’t waste your time telling you how great we think we are. Instead, we’ll let our client testimonials and our major client victories speak for themselves. Join the ever-growing list of Munley Law pedestrian accident clients who win millions. Contact us today.

If you don’t get paid for your injuries, then neither will we.

At Munley Law, we only deliver the highest quality of legal representation for pedestrian accident victims. In fact, we will put our money where our mouth is. Under our “contingency fee” model, we promise that if we fail to negotiate a settlement you approve of or win you an award at trial, then we won’t get paid a penny. As an added bonus, rest assured we will never send you a bill while we are fighting your case. On the contrary, we will pay all of the costs of taking on your case to WIN out of our own pocket. At the end, we’ll simply deduct this amount from your winning settlement or jury award. And if you don’t get paid, you’ll walk away owing us absolutely nothing.

See the difference a pedestrian accident lawyer from Munley Law makes in your Allentown pedestrian injury case. Schedule your free consultation right away.

 

Contact our pedestrian accident lawyers at Munley Law today

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, exercise your right to seek compensation for your medical expenses and other losses.  Since 1959, pedestrian accident lawyers at Munley Law have represented accident victims across the Lehigh Valley.

 You can schedule a free consultation today by calling (844)563-9077 or by filling out our online contact form.  If you are unable to come to one of our office locations due to an injury, our injury lawyers can meet you wherever you are located.

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