Our firm has been fighting for injured pedestrians in Hazleton since 1959. Call now to put a team of experienced personal injury attorneys on your side.
You were walking or jogging in Hazleton and, in an instant, everything changed. Something happened and all of a sudden you were on the ground in pain, wondering how you would be able to provide for your family. You were injured in a pedestrian accident that wasn’t your fault. Now it is up to you to try to put the pieces back together.
Pedestrian accidents are an all-too-common occurrence. From driver negligence to poor crosswalk engineering, there are numerous factors that can create circumstances in which pedestrians are helpless to avoid being injured. While pedestrian accidents can – and generally should – be avoided with safe driving, they continue to occur on a routine basis. Those who are at fault deserve to be held legally and financially accountable.
At Munley Law, we are committed to fighting for injured pedestrians in Hazleton, PA. We have decades of experience representing injured pedestrians and their families, and we have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for their losses. This includes a $3.5 million jury verdict for a pedestrian who was hit by a truck, and a $2 million settlement for the family of a woman who was tragically killed in a pedestrian accident. We understand the unique and complicated issues involved in pedestrian accident cases, and we have the experience, resources, and dedication required to secure maximum compensation for our clients’ losses. While most of our cases settle, when necessary, we do not hesitate to protect our clients’ rights at trial.
“Dan Munley was wonderful and was always within a phone call away. I always felt he was available to me at any time. It was such a wonderful feeling knowing that there was always someone in my corner taking care of me. He always came through. Always. I would recommend Dan Munley to anyone!” – Marie, Personal Injury Client
Experienced Legal Representation for Victims of Pedestrian Accidents in Hazleton
We have represented individuals and families in Hazleton and throughout Pennsylvania in numerous cases involving pedestrian accidents. In most cases, these accidents are the result of factors such as:
- Dangerous crosswalk locations and unsafe “WALK” light operation
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Failure to look before turning in an intersection
- Failure to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks
- Limited visibility at intersections
- Running red lights and stop signs (including trying to “beat” a yellow light)
Q&A with Munley Law’s Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Q: How can the design of a crosswalk cause or increase the risk of a pedestrian accident?
There are a number of ways that an improperly-designed crosswalk can play a role in a pedestrian accident. The crosswalk could be situated in a location where it is difficult for vehicles to stop in time to avoid an accident. A crosswalk could also lack adequate signage to warn drivers of the presence of pedestrians, or the “WALK” signal could be improperly timed such that it puts pedestrians at risk for being injured.
These are just a few examples. If you or a loved one was hit by a car while in a crosswalk, in addition to examining the driver’s actions, we will also investigate whether an issue with the crosswalk may have been to blame.
Q: What types of injuries are eligible for financial compensation following a pedestrian accident?
Under Pennsylvania law, all injuries from pedestrian accidents are potentially eligible for financial compensation. If someone else – whether a negligent driver, government agency, or contractor – was at fault in the accident, you are entitled to collect full compensation for all of your accident-related losses. This includes the current and future costs associated with injuries such as (but not limited to):
- Lacerations and contusions
- Organ damage
- Concussions and other forms of traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Dental and facial injuries
- Loss of vision
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones, musculoskeletal injuries, and other orthopedic injuries
Q: Does auto insurance cover pedestrian injuries?
Yes. If you were injured by a negligent driver, your case will most likely involve a claim against the driver’s auto insurance company.
Q: What do you charge for pedestrian accident cases?
We handle all pedestrian accident cases on a contingency-fee basis. We advance the costs of pursuing your case, and you owe us nothing unless we win just compensation for you.
Schedule a Free Pedestrian Accident Consultation at Munley Law
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident in Hazleton, we encourage you to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation about your legal rights. To speak with an experienced attorney at Munley Law in confidence, please call (844) 636-9109 or inquire online now.