Pedestrian accidents can range in severity from sprained ankles and bruises to broken bones to paralysis and in some cases, even death. Age is actually a common factor, having older (65 +) and younger (5 and under) people being some of the most vulnerable to pedestrian accidents, especially those involving motor vehicles. Similar to bicycle and motorcycle accidents, pedestrians have a higher risk of injury when an accident involves a motor vehicle do to their vulnerability and lack of protection.
Pedestrian accidents have several potential causes including cars, bikes, motorcycles, and commercial vehicles or due to poor road maintenance, road or building construction, debris and other hazards. When an accident occurs it is critical that the person involved call the authorities to ensure the incident is properly reported. The person, if they are not incapacitated, should take down the names and phone numbers of any witnesses and take pictures of the surrounding area, and any hazardous material or debris that may have contributed to the incident. The more documented the scene, the better. In addition, it is advisable for the victim to not make a statement regarding the event to anyone involved or present at the time of the accident.
The state of New Jersey has several laws in effect to protect pedestrians. Motorists must adhere to the safety and road signs notifying them of these rules, just as the pedestrians must adhere to them as well. Determining fault in an accident is a critical step in establishing a case. The attorneys at Prosmushkin & Tsirkin Trial Lawyers are experts in personal injury case law. From the initial consultation, case evaluation, claim process, to the settlement or court ruling, Prosmushkin & Tsirkin Trial Lawyers is prepared to aggressively to fight to ensure you and your family receive the best possible outcome. Our team is prepared to take your fight all the way to court if you don’t agree to a settlement.
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Let our team of experts handle the insurance claims and seek compensation from the guilty party on your behalf. Victims have several rights to collect compensation for damages in New Jersey. Our legal team will be transparent from the first consultation on what we determine is the best course of action and the maximum compensation you can seek. We are confident our team of experienced lawyers will get you the best possible outcome.
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