Personal Injury Lawyer
Serving Hazleton, PA

Pedestrians injured in accidents need an experienced attorney

You were just out for a walk. Then you were hit by a car. What now?

Attorney Edward McNelis knows how devastating pedestrian accidents can be. He can help victims get compensation for their injuries.

When you are out walking, you never think about suddenly being injured. But it can happen. Each year, thousands of pedestrians in Pennsylvania are injured after being struck by a car, truck, bus or other vehicle.

Why do car accidents involving pedestrians happen? Usually because drivers aren't following the rules of the road. A driver is texting, not paying attention to the road for a few seconds. Or, he or she has been out drinking. A driver may be extremely tired and start falling asleep at the wheel. Or he or she may have been speeding to try to beat a red light. In these cases, a driver is careless and makes a mistake. But that one mistake can have devastating consequences.

Pedestrian accident injuries can be serious and sometimes fatal. People out walking have no protection when hit by a car or truck. They can suffer broken bones, spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain injury (TBI). Medical expenses can add up quickly. Physical therapy and rehabilitation may be required for months following the accident. Their ability to walk can be affected permanently.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, McNelis Law can help you hold the driver responsible and recover damages. These can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other expenses. If you've lost a loved one, we can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit to help the people left behind move forward.

Fighting for your rights

If you've been hit by a car while walking, there are steps you can take, if you are able. Call the police. Get medical attention. Take photos of the accident scene. Get names and contact information for all parties involved, including witnesses.

Then, contact an attorney who will strike back on your behalf. McNelis Law will conduct our own investigation. We'll review police reports, medical records, driving records and other documents. We'll talk to witnesses and experts. Once we determine the true extent of your injuries, we'll determine the amount of damages you deserve.

We will aggressively pursue your case, whether it involves negotiating with the insurance company or filing a lawsuit. Edward McNelis will be prepared to go the distance until you are compensated. Don't worry about the costs. You pay us nothing until we get results.

In pedestrian accident cases, it's important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. A delay could make it more difficult to recover damages. The accident scene gets cleaned up. Witnesses forget details of the accident. The opportunity to document what happened passes. Contacting an attorney right away helps you build a stronger case.

Both drivers and pedestrians need to follow safety rules. But when a driver's negligence results in the injury of a pedestrian, that driver needs to be held responsible. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a pedestrian accident, contact us for a free consultation.