Need an Injury Lawyer for a New Jersey Pedestrian Accident?
The truth is, pedestrian accidents are on the rise throughout New Jersey. In 2016 alone, 139 pedestrians lost their lives in accidents involving drivers of motor vehicles. There are many reasons for these horrific accidents that plague our roadways every year, from drunk drivers, to those who are distracted by cell phone usage and more, or those who are speeding and unable to stop in time. Almost every pedestrian accident out there is caused by the negligence of a party who should have been looking out for the safety of a pedestrian.
Pedestrians are owed the highest duty of care than anyone else on the roadways because they have the fewest protections of anyone else out there. Yes, pedestrians must always be looking for vehicles at all times as well, as they can cause serious harm. But drivers fail to remember that pedestrians also share our roadways and that this risks lives. If you are somebody who likes to take walks along the roadway in New Jersey, you want to be able to leave your home knowing that you have protections from harm. Nobody should have to worry about being struck at an intersection or when crossing the street after looking because a driver wasn’t able to slow down.
You might have received injuries in a serious pedestrian accident and, because of this, you probably have questions moving forward. We want to help in your time of need as you bring a claim against a negligent party.
How Pedestrian Accidents Can be Prevented
Pedestrians have the right of way on our roadways, which means that drivers must do everything they can to protect them from harm. There are some scenarios in which a pedestrian puts themselves in a dangerous situation, sure. For instance, pedestrians sometimes cross the road without looking or dart in-between vehicles on the road. However, many accidents happen due to negligent driving, and we wish to prevent these accidents from creating turmoil in the lives of many.
Many drivers will employ their attorneys and big-name insurance companies to ensure that their rights are protected, even if it means making your accident look like it was your fault. They might attempt to claim that you are the one who took negligent actions and this is why your accident happened. This is why you should have an attorney on your side, protecting your rights at all times.
Drivers can prevent pedestrian accidents by staying aware of their surroundings, avoiding those who walk alongside roadways, watching out for pedestrians at intersections, taking many special precautions around children and the elderly, and giving the right of way at all times.
If a driver has caused your pedestrian accident, you might wonder how you can compensate from your injuries when you are dealing with a complicated case. We want to help you move forward and help you build your case from the ground up. Call us for more information on how we can help you achieve the compensation you deserve. We are waiting to hear from you.