Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Harrisburg

Helping Pennsylvanians Hold Negligent Drivers Responsible

Being struck by a motorist can quickly leave pedestrians with life-changing or even life-threatening injuries. To make this tragic accident worse, pedestrian accidents tend to be entirely preventable, and they're often the fault of the motorist involved, who is shielded by their vehicle while pedestrians take the full brunt of the impact.

If you or a loved one were in a pedestrian accident, you may be owed compensation to cover your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost earning capacity, and more. This is true whether your accident was the result of drivers who were distracted, driving reckless, disobeying the laws of traffic, or were otherwise negligent. At Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLC, we are backed by more than a century of winning experience, and we may be able to help you get the financial recovery you need while freeing you up to simply focus on your own recovery.

Our pedestrian accident lawyers in Harrisburg have helped more than 40,000 Pennsylvanians. Find out how we might be able to help you with your claim: Call (717) 775-7514.

Does Comparative Negligence Apply to Pedestrian Accidents?

Comparative negligence refers to the principle that somebody seeking compensation for an accident cannot be considered more than half responsible for the accident. So if a pedestrian is considered 30% at fault for their accident, they could receive no more than 70% of the compensation available to them, for example. If a pedestrian is considered more than 50% at fault, however, then they cannot file a claim for compensation at all.

In Pennsylvania, it is in fact possible for a pedestrian to be considered partially at fault for a crash, but only under specific circumstances.

A pedestrian could be considered at least partially at fault for an accident if they were:

  • Crossing an intersection diagonally
  • Walking in the road and not in the shoulder or on a sidewalk
  • Crossed an intersection even though they had a stop or do-not-cross signal 

In most circumstances, however, pedestrians have the right of way. Even if you could be deemed partially at fault for an accident, it’s important to note that you could still be owed compensation. It’s also critical that you speak to a pedestrian accident lawyer in Harrisburg as soon as possible to understand your legal options and what your case could be worth.

Why Call Our Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Harrisburg?

At Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLC, we have helped Pennsylvanians go after negligent parties, whoever they may be, since 1922, and we’ve recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. We also make ourselves available for our clients 24/7, our team ready to do whatever it takes to help our clients get the compensation they need to start moving forward with their lives after a terrible accident. Please don’t wait to see what your pedestrian accident claim could be worth. Contact our experienced, caring legal team today before your opportunity to file a claim expires.

You don’t pay us unless we win compensation. Call (717) 775-7514 today to request your free consultation with one of our pedestrian lawyers in Harrisburg, PA.

HHR: A Family Story

Handler, Henning & Rosenberg has always been a family business. It's been 100 years, and if we look into the future another 100 years, we still see our family helping yours. We've been around for this long for a reason: we care about our clients and our communities, and every person at our firm does everything they can to help every client we represent.