Essex County Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Many people in the state of New Jersey walk for exercise or commuting purposes. However, every time they enter a roadway, they risk encountering motor vehicles weighing at least 5,000 pounds. This means that motorists who are distracted, or simply disrespectful of sidewalks and crosswalks, can strike a pedestrian and cause critical, even fatal injuries. At the Essex County personal injury law firm of Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC, we have recovered more than $500 million for our clients who have faced serious injuries caused by the negligence of another party. Our lawyers are compassionate and respectful of your individual situation, and aggressively seek the funds to which you are entitled when another party’s negligence has disrupted your life. If you have been seriously injured, contact Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC today to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Essex County pedestrian accident lawyer today.
The Causes & Consequences of Pedestrian Accidents
For cars and pedestrians to share the road, everyone must obey the traffic laws that apply to them. Pedestrians must walk facing traffic and cross at corners within crosswalks when available. But even if you did everything right as a pedestrian, it is likely you could suffer serious injuries if you are hit by a car, motorcycle, or truck. These injuries can rise to a catastrophic, life-altering level if you are hit by a drunk driver or a motorist engaged in other types of reckless driving. Some of the many causes of pedestrian accidents in the state of New Jersey include the following:
- A driver’s failure to yield
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving recklessly
- Low visibility
- Hazardous weather conditions
Our firm can assist you in finding appropriate medical treatment and represent you in a personal injury lawsuit that will help you build a new life after suffering from:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back injuries
- Crushed or mangled limbs
These lawsuits are often complex and require aggressive representation to ensure you receive the appropriate compensation to pay for your medical care and ongoing health and financial needs.
What should I do if I’ve been hit by a car in New Jersey?
If you were hit by a car as a pedestrian in New Jersey, the first thing you should do is seek emergency assistance. By calling 911, you will receive treatment for your injuries by EMTs, and the police will document the accident. If you can take photos and videos of the scene of the accident, please do no. Additionally, you should collect the insurance information of the person that hit you and file a police report so the accident is officially documented. If any witnesses saw the accident, be sure to collect their contact information as well so they can support your claims.
Contact An Experienced Essex County Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
For decades, the skilled legal team at Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC has proudly represented clients who have been seriously injured by negligent drivers in New Jersey. We understand the magnitude of injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident and we are here to act as a helping hand as you recover. Contact our office today to discuss your case.