Thank you for spending a moment with Georgelis Injury Law Firm! This is where residents of Lancaster, PA and beyond can turn their fears and frustrations concerning their pedestrian accidents into hope and assurance.
Typically, one hears a lot about motorcycle or car accidents and the injuries they cause, yet pedestrian-accident injuries, sadly, have their own set of statistical data that many would find shocking. The fact is, pedestrian deaths are on the rise in the US, overall. Whether one is walking one’s dog, jogging, entering an intersection, or simply standing on a street corner, pedestrians are extremely vulnerable with nothing between them and oncoming traffic.
In 2019, 154 pedestrians were killed in Pennsylvania and about 7,600 pedestrians died across the U.S. –this, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
At Georgelis Injury Law Firm, our pedestrian accident attorneys answer critical questions for our clients which include: 1) how fault is determined 2) what laws oversee those involved in pedestrian accidents and 3) what financial compensations and other damages our clients can expect.
If you or a loved one are dealing with one or more injuries related to a pedestrian mishap that involved a car, truck, bicycle, motorcycle, ATV or other vehicle, you are where you need to be – right here! You may not be able to work, drive your car, pay medical bills, or interact normally with your family. You may be concerned about your future finances or long-term mobility.
Perhaps your pedestrian accident didn’t involve a vehicle but, instead, happened after coming into contact with a defective sidewalk, a dangerous construction site or on the job. Construction sites can pose tripping hazards if no warning signs are posted, or when holes or large openings are not enclosed. Falling debris can also cause serious injuries for pedestrians.
Then there are building code or ordinance violations. If a known hazard has gone unfixed, or the time limit for the removal of ice on a walkway has been violated, this could be used as evidence to help prove the other party’s liability and negligence, or even recklessness.
The bottom line is that our pedestrian accident attorneys have centered their efforts on this niche legal arena and are ready to address your claim aggressively, comprehensively, and skillfully.
At Georgelis Injury Law Firm, we leave no stone unturned as we seek damages for our Lancaster, PA clients. From broken bones to head trauma, to amputations and wrongful death, we fight for the full financial recoveries and medical services our clients are entitled to!
Know, also, that through Georgelis Injury Law Firm there are no out-of-pocket fees – our payment comes in the form of a portion of monetary recoveries we win for you.
It’s critical to allow yourself time to recover from your injuries while our pedestrian accident attorneys work to recover your damages. Any client who has sustained injuries due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness will want compensation for damages – more specifically, maximum compensation.
If someone did not exercise a reasonable level of care, they may have acted legally negligently. Determining who was at fault, and if that fault was shared, will play a major role with determining if our Lancaster clients receive maximum compensation, a reduced amount, or will have a claim completely dismissed.
Our injury attorneys are ready to become your powerful legal advocates; however, there are things you, as an accident victim must do – or not do – to help with your personal injury case:
Do not admit fault since your view of what took place may not be completely accurate. Do not tell the other party or the police that you accept a degree of blame for the accident. Don’t even apologize, as that could be treated as an admission of guilt by the insurance company.
Do not bypass a police report even if the accident appears minor. Not filing a police report could give your insurance company a legitimate reason to not cover your medical bills or other damages. Obtaining the other party’s information is not enough, and besides, that information may be bogus or inaccurate.
Do not assume you are OK since some injuries will surface days, weeks, or months after an accident. A bump on the head could eventually prove to be more serious than previously thought, or whiplash could become more severe as time passes. Make a doctor’s appointment to be sure your injuries aren’t more severe than you think. A medical report could boost the defense of your pedestrian-injury case.
Do not speak with the insurance company of other drivers involved in the pedestrian accident. These insurance companies have their insured and their own financial best interest in mind, not your best interest. Giving any kind of a statement—whether written or verbal, recorded or not, etc.—could compromise the strength and value of your claim.
Do contact our pedestrian accident attorneys at Georgelis Law – this should be among one of the first critical steps you take after a pedestrian accident has happened. Any type of accident injury case can become very complex, unexpectedly, and very quickly. Our attorneys will guide you through the legal maze with skill and proficiency.
We hope you can breathe a sigh of relief and feel peace-of-mind knowing our pedestrian accident attorneys in Lancaster, PA will leave no legal stone unturned. Our goal is to seek justice as we work towards the fullest medical coverage and financial compensations you are entitled to.
The two biggest factors in valuing your case hinge on the liability of the at-fault driver(s) and extent of the damages—i.e., economic and non-economic losses, like out-of-pocket medical expenses, pain and suffering, present and future wage loss. Our legal team will meticulously analyze every detail to ensure you receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to. Our pedestrian accident attorneys in Lancaster, PA will help establish fault, determine damages, be your strong voice with insurance companies, and be by your side as we move forward, together.
When our Lancaster, PA clients place their trust in our legal team, they position themselves among a powerhouse firm who offers a track record of success. From a $1.5 commercial truck award to a $550,000 slip and fall settlement to a $1,250,000 motorcycle-accident recovery, our victories bring justice to our Lancaster patrons!
Georgelis Law utilizes its winning strategies with pedestrian accidents of all types:
Pedestrian Accidents – Large & Small Vehicles
Pedestrians can be hit by buses, big-rigs, trucks, delivery vans, ATVs, and cars – every collision event involving pedestrians is serious. When these types of accidents occur, insurance companies will quickly determine the tactics they can use to diminish or deny claims in an effort to reduce their financial exposure.
Feel encouraged that our pedestrian-accident attorneys offer unsurpassed in-depth knowledge of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code and decades of experience that combine to work in your favor!
Pedestrian Accidents – Motorcycles
Bicycles and motorcycles pose a real threat for pedestrians. When a motorcycle, illegally, zooms through an intersection, pedestrians can be struck in an instant. If a motorcyclist chooses to speed or perform cycle tricks and lose control, pedestrians in close proximity could pay the price.
Whether you were walking, jogging, standing, or retrieving items from your parked car and were hit by a motorcycle, let our law office know! Whatever the circumstances, you will want medical bills paid and compensation to cover your bills and take care of your family as quickly as possible. Our pedestrian-accident team would like to speak with you!
Pedestrian Accidents – Distracted Drivers
A few seconds of taking one’s eyes off the road can result in hitting a pedestrian. A driver not focusing on what is front of him, and instead may be eating while driving, looking for a lost item, selecting a radio station, or reaching into the back seat for just a second – can lead to a tragedy.
Reading a text or answering a text rests at the pinnacle of all distracted-driving behaviors. If you believe the driver of a vehicle was using a mobile phone just before your pedestrian accident occurred, our law office can uncover phone evidence that could dramatically advance the defense of your case!
Though Georgelis Law Firm treats every case and every client with care and compassion, the fact remains that pedestrian accident injuries do possess value, financially. Winning the most money for injury victims is important to ensure each client can resume his or her life with as much normalcy as possible.
Whether you sustained broken bones, head trauma, or are dealing with a wrongful death claim, our pedestrian accident attorneys possess a degree of legal knowledge and experience that is second to none.
We are extremely skilled with securing excellent settlement values. Without legal representation to guide them, accident victims could remain unaware of the money an insurance company has set aside to, potentially, meet the injured party’s claim. Due to this, tens of thousands—and often hundreds of thousands of dollars could be left behind – don’t let this happen to you!
The severity of your injuries or those of your loved one will be instrumental in determining the final compensation outcome. A payout could range from thousands of dollars to a million dollars or more. The degree of injuries and the level of pain and suffering now, or into the future, are paramount considerations.
After it’s all said and done, the best pedestrian accident attorneys almost always secure larger settlement values for claims than what insurance companies offer victims alone. Insurance companies employ highly-trained negotiators to protect their financial assets. Our pedestrian accident attorneys will aggressively go up against those opponents with confidence and authority to ensure you and your right to compensation are well-represented and protected.
Our pedestrian accident attorneys will seek out any available insurance coverages. Case in point: there may be insurance coverage you may not be aware of, such as additional bodily injury coverage through an umbrella policy or uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. Without the top pedestrian accident attorneys in Lancaster, a victim of such an accident might be willing to accept $100,000 to resolve his or her bodily injury claim. In actuality, though, with the best pedestrian accident lawyer by your side, the attorney could uncover hundreds of thousands of additional insurance coverage for the accident victim. Make sure to get the top pedestrian injury claim lawyers in Lancaster, PA on your side!
Our attorneys will uncover, preserve, and utilize valuable evidence. This could include footage secured by surveillance and street cameras. Camera footage can help prove your pedestrian accident case since it could show clear evidence of who was responsible for the accident – either fully or partially.
Our law firm’s trial lawyers are credited with more than 99% of cases won! Also, Georgelis Injury Law Firm has earned more than $60,000,000 in recoveries for Lancaster County’s injured workers and accident victims. You can rest assured we’ll put your mind at ease and get you the money you deserve!
Our record of success has contributed to Georgelis Law having been voted the #1 law firm in Lancaster County, PA – as part of Lancaster County Magazine‘s Best-of-Lancaster Survey – for 8 years running. Georgelis Law’s founder, Attorney Tony Georgelis, is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, National Association of Distinguished Counsel Top 1%, National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Super Lawyers and Distinguished Justice Advocates.
Georgelis Injury Law Firm is selectively comprised of two former Lancaster County Assistant District Attorneys, a former Philadelphia Insurance Defense lawyer, and the former President Judge of the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas. Our lawyers have won over 100 jury trials and have successfully handled thousands of personal injury and work-related injury claims.
We believe our success is also due to our continual accessibility for our clients. We are available to meet with you during evenings and on weekends at your home, your office, the hospital, or rehab center. We will work around your schedule and with your needs and best interest in mind.
Speaking with a law firm which has vast experience with pedestrian accident claims is a first big step in the right direction – and it’s so easy. Click Get a Free Consultation and answer just a few questions. A pedestrian accident attorney will reach out to you within 24 hours. Let’s replace your stress and fears with peace-of-mind and maximum financial compensation as we discuss the details of your claim and move forward toward a successful conclusion.
You can also take advantage of a Live Chat for immediate interaction from a member of our legal team. Feel relieved knowing you have real-time assistance, 24/7! We will help you set up a consultation and free discussion and evaluation of your claim.
Our clients in Lancaster, PA rest easy knowing they are in the best hands possible, as Georgelis Law serves as their legal advocate and powerful ally!
Lost time can result in lost compensation – contact our team, immediately, concerning your pedestrian accident. Our Lancaster, PA neighbors can:
COMMERCIAL VEHICLE CLAIM SETTLEMENT
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT AWARD
PERSONAL INJURY RECOVERY
WORK-RELATED INJURY SETTLEMENT
AUTO ACCIDENT RECOVERY
BUS ACCIDENT SETTLEMENT
DOG BITE AWARD
WORK/BODILY INJURY CLAIM SETTLEMENT
COMMERCIAL TRUCK CRASH RECOVERY
CAR ACCIDENT AWARD
COMMERCIAL BUS ACCIDENT RECOVERY
SLIP AND FALL SETTLEMENT
WORKERS’ COMP AWARD
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