Pedestrians are the most vulnerable of all who use the roads. There is nothing to protect them should they be hit by motor vehicles. In Passaic County, New Jersey, the death toll for pedestrians for the period 2009 to 2012 was 24. A victim of an accident who suffers severe injuries resulting from the careless actions of a driver may feel unsure of where to turn for help.
Injuries suffered by pedestrians are sometimes life changing, especially if a victim suffers head or spinal cord injuries or is left scarred or disfigured. New Jersey victims of pedestrian accidents, or the families of fatally injured victims, are entitled to file civil claims for compensation when the evidence suggests that other parties’ negligence caused or contributed to the accidents. While the claims process can prove complex, there is help available.
Those seriously injured in accidents have the right to file personal injury claims, while families who have lost loved ones in fatal accidents may choose to file wrongful death claims. When deciding whether to file a claim, one may benefit from obtaining legal advice from an experienced firm with a proven record of trial success. Although accident claims are often settled out of court, insurance companies have shown that they are more willing to negotiate fair settlements when the representing law firms demonstrate that they are ready to take the cases to court.
Victims of pedestrian accidents who suffered severe injuries and the families of fatally injured victims need a law firm that understands the hardships they face and that will do everything possible to make the claims process as easy as possible. Our firm has been serving clients from across New Jersey for more than 40 years. For more information on your legal rights as a victim of a pedestrian accident, please visit our web page.
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