New Jersey Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Being hit by a vehicle while you are walking will almost always lead to catastrophic injuries, and in some cases, wrongful death. Pedestrian accidents are typically not caused by the person who is walking, as they generally have the right of way, which makes it extremely important to find out what your rights are if you have been involved in this type of accident.
Our experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyers can provide you with the answers you need and information about what you may be able to recover for your injuries, damages and losses. Pedestrian accident victims may be entitled to a significant financial recovery, but insurance adjusters, without the assistance of a knowledgeable legal representative, may try to minimize the results of your case. Your attorney is your advocate and can help to protect your rights and interests throughout the course of your legal situation and prevent this from happening.
An estimated 5,000 pedestrians are killed in motor vehicle accidents each year, and nearly around 80,000 people are injured, the National Safety Council predicts. Many of these fatal and injury-causing accidents happen when drivers of cars, trucks, and buses don’t yield to the right of way of pedestrians at crosswalks and intersections.
Our New Jersey pedestrian accident lawyers are committed to helping our clients obtain justice after they’ve been seriously injured. After an accident, we quickly investigate the cause of the accident, preserve evidence, track down eyewitnesses, and reconstruct the accident scene. Our attorneys will consult with your doctor or other medical experts to determine the severity and nature of your injuries, so they won’t be downplayed by insurance companies.
Types and Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Driver inattentiveness is the primary cause of most pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents in New Jersey. A high percentage of pedestrian accidents happen at dusk and nighttime, when visibility is reduced. Pedestrians are at risk for serious injury in all accidents. A vehicle going only a few miles an hour can seriously injury a pedestrian or cause permanent disability or death. Our law firm handles pedestrian accidents caused by:
- Negligent drivers
- Speeding drivers
- Drivers distracted by cell phones
- Drunk drivers
- Reckless drivers
Thousands of pedestrians are injured every year in accidents not caused by automobiles. Some of these pedestrian accidents are caused by poorly-maintained parking lots, sideways, or bridges, or by lack of or poor property maintenance. Countless other injuries are caused by debris, falling objects or construction site accidents. Non-vehicular pedestrian accidents may have numerous responsible parties, including construction companies, property owners, and even government entities. If a property owner is responsible, an injured pedestrian may have a claim under premises liability law.
Pedestrians knocked down by motor vehicles may suffer catastrophic injury, including head injury, skull fracture, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury,burn injury, amputation injuries, back injuries, multiple broken bones, and other serious injuries. Injuries may require extensive time and rehabilitation to heal, and some injuries may recur in the future. After an accident, it is important that you receive the proper medical care for your injuries, and that your future medical needs will be taken care of. Our law firm has handled many pedestrian injury cases and understand the associated complex issues involved.
NJ Pedestrian Injury Law Firm
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a pedestrian, then you may have legal recourse against the negligent party. We will review your injury claim for free, and represent you on a contingent fee basis, which means you don’t have to pay any attorney fees unless you recover on your claim. We’ll fight to ensure that you and your family are fully compensated.
Contact a New Jersey pedestrian injury attorney today.