If You Have Been Injured or Lost a Loved One, Contact a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer at Munley Law Today
Recent verdict: $2 million for pedestrian accident victim
For more than 55 years, the pedestrian accident lawyers at Munley Law have represented pedestrian accident victims and their families across Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. Our lawyers have earned designation among the Best Lawyers in America and among the nation’s Best Law Firms in recognition of their extensive experience and record of success. If you or someone you love were hit by a car or other motor vehicle, contact us for a free consultation. We do not collect a fee unless we win your case.
We understand your concerns and are ready to do whatever it takes to make sure you are properly compensated for your injuries or the loss of your loved one. Our award-winning team of lawyers won’t rest until you get the justice you deserve for your accident. See our testimonials to learn what our clients and peers have to say about Munley Law.
How Pedestrian Accidents Happen
When drivers don’t watch the road carefully, the results can be devastating, especially for pedestrians. Here are a few common causes of pedestrian-car accidents:
- The driver wasn’t paying attention or was distracted by a cellphone
- Design defects in crosswalk locations, including failure to consider upstream and downstream traffic flows
- Motor vehicles and bikes not yielding for pedestrians at crosswalks
- Turning at intersections without looking both ways
- Failure to follow posted speed limits
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Urban areas have a much higher number of pedestrian accidents than rural areas, but many horrific accidents can happen on country roads. Winding roads with limited visibility and high speeds create the perfect environment for a serious crash.
Could it Be a Problem with the Crosswalk?
There are times when the driver may not be the only cause of a pedestrian accident. Crosswalk location and road design can also contribute to a pedestrian accident. Those who design and maintain public crosswalks have a duty to consider pedestrian safety. If they fail to do so, and the crosswalk itself is unsafe, then those responsible can also be held accountable. Potential defendants in crosswalk location negligence may include but are not limited to engineering firms and governmental agencies. If you’ve been injured while crossing the street, let a pedestrian accident lawyer at our firm help you determine who is at fault.
When you hire Munley Law, we will send investigators to the scene of your accident to examine the location and preserve evidence. We utilize top engineering experts and accident reconstructionists to build a winning case for you.
Pedestrians Hit By Cars Can Suffer Serious Injuries
Pedestrian accidents are often catastrophic because the human body simply cannot withstand the damage caused by a collision with a vehicle. The impact of being hit with thousands of pounds of metal can cause severe injuries, including:
- Deep cuts (lacerations) and bruises (contusions), including damage to major organs
- Head injuries, including concussion and more severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) or coma
- Dental or facial injuries, which may include eye injuries and loss of vision
- Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis or other loss of function
- Orthopedic injuries, including broken bones or damage to other parts of the musculo-skeletal system
Contact a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Today
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, you have a right to seek compensation for your medical expenses and other losses. The pedestrian accident lawyers of Munley Law represent accident victims throughout the country. Since 1959, we have helped residents of Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey pursue personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits.
Contact Munley Law today for a FREE initial consultation. If you are injured and unable to come to one of our office locations, we can travel to meet with you wherever you are located.