The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that pedestrian accidents are on an upward trend. Based on data collected in 2017, on average, a pedestrian lost his or her life every 88 minutes in traffic accidents. The rise in pedestrian accident rates is a serious issue where every year, millions of people suffer the consequences.

In the State of New Jersey, drivers have a legal duty to drive responsibly and share the road with pedestrians. Although there are a number of traffic laws that aim to prevent pedestrian accidents, these accidents continue to occur at rapid rates as a result of driver negligence.

Financial Compensation Could Be Obtained Following a Pedestrian Accident Injury

A pedestrian accident is an event that should never be taken lightly. When a person is struck by a moving vehicle, the likelihood of suffering catastrophic injuries is high. According to a fact sheet published by the NHTSA, pedestrians are more likely to sustain fatal injuries when the driver was speeding at the time of the accident. Speeding, however, is not the sole factor in determining the severity of a pedestrian accident. Other factors that could affect the severity of the pedestrian’s injuries include the height of the pedestrian, his or her age, the type of vehicle involved, and the angle at which the person was struck. Undoubtedly, pedestrian accidents can lead to serious injuries that can change the trajectory of a person’s life. If you or someone you love was struck by a vehicle, obtaining legal representation will ensure the at-fault driver is held responsible for his or her negligent actions. A skilled law firm will vigorously advocate for the highest compensation available.

At Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., the firm is completely devoted to helping those who have been injured because of another’s negligent actions recover the compensation they are owed. Throughout their many years of dedicated experience, the firm has witnessed the tragic effects of being struck by a car, and they know injured victims often face a number of devastating consequences. After a pedestrian accident, the firm is ready to assist you to fight for the financial compensation you deserve. Consider scheduling a no-obligation case evaluation with the firm by filling out the online contact form or calling (609) 240-0040 today.

Devastating Pedestrian Accident Injuries That Could Lead to a Lifetime of Distress

People who survive being struck by a moving vehicle often suffer devastating injuries. Depending on the severity of the injury, some pedestrian accident victims may face months or even years of extensive medical treatment before being able to fully recover. Unfortunately, a percent of pedestrian accident victims sustain catastrophic injuries that cause permanent damage and incapacity.

It is known that pedestrians do not have any form of protection in the event of a collision. Unlike bicyclists and motorcyclists, who also have minimal body protection, pedestrians do not go out into the street wearing helmets and other safety gear. Sadly, pedestrians have nothing that could lessen the force of an impact. For this reason, pedestrians are likely to sustain traumatic injuries when they are hit by the vehicle, or when they are thrown onto the pavement. Common injuries caused in pedestrian accidents include, but are not limited to the following: Traumatic brain injury, Internal injuries or internal bleeding, Spinal cord injuries, Facial disfigurement or other facial  njuries, Amputations or loss of limb, Road rash, and Broken bones.

Any of these injuries can affect a victim’s ability to return to his or her everyday life. Depending on the severity of the injury, the injured pedestrian may have to scale back on work, or may even have to leave work in its entirety. The quality of life of many injured pedestrians is oftentimes diminished, and many require at-home medical treatment.

Compensation Available After a Pedestrian Accident

In just a matter of seconds, a pedestrian accident can cause complete upheaval in an injured person’s life. Fortunately, some of the financial burdens brought by the accident can be lifted with the financial compensation obtained from the at-fault party. Upon a successful pedestrian accident claim, the following damages may be recovered: Medical treatment and hospital bills, Loss of wages and benefits, Loss of earning capacity, Permanent disability, at-home medical care, Emotional distress, Psychological trauma, and Loss of quality of life.

Request a Free Consultation From a Reputable Law Firm Today

Pedestrian accident cases are serious, as they almost always have devastating consequences. To prove a case against the at-fault party, it is necessary to obtain the support of a reputable law firm that has experience in these cases. A firm with the right experience will work diligently to establish liability and gather the necessary evidence to prove the claim.

The pedestrian accident attorneys at At Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., have successfully championed on behalf of injured pedestrians, helping them secure the monetary compensation they deserved. The dynamic team of investigators is equipped to handle the most complex pedestrian accident cases in New Jersey. To schedule a free case evaluation, consider calling the team by filling out the online contact form or calling (609) 240-0040 today.

The firm’s principals, Gabriel R. Lependorf and David E. Silverstein, have each been representing injured victims in the State of New Jersey for over thirty years.

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