Pedestrian accidents are a major concern throughout the United States. In New Jersey they account for over 20% of traffic deaths in a year. In 2007 there were 150 Pedestrians killed in traffic accidents in New Jersey. In 2008, 5,194 pedestrians were injured in motor vehicle accidents in New Jersey and 114 people were killed.
The precautions a pedestrian can take include awareness that the times when he or she thinks they are safest may be the times they are most vulnerable. Pedestrians in crosswalks are a prime example. New Jersey has laws that requires motorists to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. However, the expectation pedestrians have that drivers will yield to them in crosswalks can serve as a false sense of security to let down their guard when crossing the road in a designated crosswalk area. As anyone traveling our roads or crossing our streets can readily observe that many drivers ignore the cross-walk signs and recklessly endanger pedestrians trying to cross the street.
Of course, a pedestrian can do nothing to eliminate the possibility that a driver may suddenly lose control of a vehicle. The unfortunate reality is that no matter how many precautions a pedestrian takes, these accidents happen, whether they are the result of a driver’s own inability to control the vehicle due to inebriation, disregard for traffic laws, lack of attentiveness, or whether due to a malfunction of the mechanics of the vehicle.
If you are a pedestrian victim in New Jersey, know that you have rights to full compensation for both physical and psychological damages. Randolph Wolf is an experienced personal injury lawyer knows how to pursue a recovery on your behalf. We will provide a free consultation with no out of pocket expense to you throughout the investigation and proceedings. We will accept your case on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you will owe no fee unless we recover an award on your behalf.
If you are a victim in a pedestrian accident, contact personal injury attorney Randolph H. Wolf by calling (732)741-4448 so we can begin the process of aggressively pursuing your claim for justice.