Pedestrians struck in traffic accidents can sustain serious and even fatal injuries from contact with the moving vehicle, followed by a secondary impact with the hard surface of the street. However, the fact that a pedestrian suffers a grave injury is not proof that the driver was at fault. At Foley, Comerford, & Cummins, our personal injury attorneys defend drivers accused of causing injuries or death to a pedestrian. We represent you in all aspects of personal injury cases including settlement negotiations and courtroom litigation. We defend drivers who do not have insurance or whose insurance company is not providing them with a suitable defense to their civil case.
Pedestrians hit by motor vehicles may suffer a variety of serious injuries. Broken bones are common, as are injuries to the hands, feet, back and neck. Many pedestrians hit their head during accidents, causing traumatic brain injury, which can range from a minor concussion to serious and debilitating forms of brain damage. Severe brain trauma causes coma or death. At Foley, Comerford, & Cummins, our Scranton defense attorneys represent clients who are being sued over these injuries.
Drivers of cars, motorcycles, buses and trucks often hit pedestrians on busy streets and in intersections. While these accidents are often the fault of the person who was walking, drivers are frequently accused of negligence. We defend clients accused of:
In addition to bringing their experience and skill into the courtroom, our attorneys enlist the help of accident reconstruction experts to prove to a jury that you were not at fault.
To present a strong defense, our attorneys raise the possibility that the pedestrian caused the accident. A pedestrian who texts while walking may not be sufficiently aware of approaching vehicles or notice the color of the traffic light. In addition to proving that you were not distracted, drunk or negligent, our attorneys search for evidence that the injured pedestrian is in fact responsible due to his or her own negligence, distraction or intoxication.
At Foley, Comerford, & Cummins, we provide experienced and reliable representation to drivers facing personal injury claims from pedestrians. If you have been accused of negligence, we can help. Call us at 570-346-0745 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our Scranton office.