Pedestrians Have Legal Rights
Approximately every nine minutes, a pedestrian is hit by a motor vehicle and injured. Across the country, a pedestrian is killed approximately every two hours.* This means that if you were injured while walking or jogging, you are not alone.
Pedestrians have legal rights after an accident. One of these rights is to file a personal injury claim to cover your lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages. At Massaro Law in Greensburg, we can help injured pedestrians and bicyclists assert their rights and seek the money they need to get their lives back on track.
With more than 20 years of legal experience, our founding attorney is ideally equipped to handle a wide array of pedestrian accidents caused by drivers who:
- Drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Text or use their phones behind the wheel
- Make illegal turns
- Fail to stop at red lights or stop signs
- Fail to watch for people in crosswalks
What If You Were Partly At Fault For The Accident?
When it comes to assigning fault, few accidents are cut-and-dried. In most situations, both parties were partly at fault. You may have failed to check for oncoming traffic before you crossed the street, but the driver who hit you may have also been distracted by texting behind the wheel.
The good news is that Pennsylvania believes in “comparative negligence.” This means that you can still pursue compensation for your injuries as long as you were less than 51 percent at fault.
The percentage that you were at fault will affect the amount of money you can recover. If your injuries are worth $100,000 and you were found to be 10 percent at fault, you can potentially recover 90 percent of the damages ($90,000).
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*According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.