Helping People After a Serious Pedestrian Accident
Millions of people across New Jersey walk to work, school, or to visit friends and family every day. Despite the endless safety measures which are constantly implemented throughout the state, a large number of pedestrians are struck by vehicles.
Pedestrian accidents can occur at any time and place, and often result in serious injuries or death. Some common situations in New Jersey that lead to pedestrian accidents include:
- Hailing an Uber or a taxi;
- Going through parking lots;
- Exiting or entering businesses and restaurants;
- Getting on and off city buses;
- Being distracted while crossing the street;
- Elderly pedestrians or small children crossing too slowly through crosswalks;
- Kids leaving or going to school;
- Illegal jaywalking; and
- Joggers passing through busy intersections.
Although uncommon, there are instances where drivers suffer health scares while behind the wheel and collide with pedestrians. Although these occasions are extremely unfortunate, suffering a health scare does not eliminate a driver’s accountability for accidents in which they were involved. Although health problems are unpredictable, drivers are expected to pull over if they begin to experience disorientation or dizziness.
If you or a loved one were injured in a pedestrian accident that was not your fault, it is imperative to contact a pedestrian accident attorney as soon as possible. Our team of personal injury attorneys at Brady, Brady & Reilly, LLC are experienced with handling even the most complex pedestrian accident cases in New Jersey. We help you to get the medical treatment you need to recover and will handle all of the legal aspects of your claim from start to finish.
Types Of Injuries Common In Pedestrian Accidents
Unfortunately, pedestrians often sustain serious injuries when they are involved in car accidents. The human body is no match for vehicles weighing thousands of pounds, especially when they are traveling at high speeds.
Young children and elderly individuals involved in pedestrian accidents are at an increased risk of suffering even more severe injuries or death simply because of their age and fragile composure.
In any case, pedestrians who are struck by moving vehicles can sustain life-threatening injuries, such as:
Broken Bones: Pedestrians can suffer severely broken bones. Some common breaks occur in the legs, arms, and ribs. In severe cases, the limb is mangled and entirely lost, or breaks are so severe that they require amputation.
Spinal Cord Injuries: Spinal cord injuries are truly devastating. These injuries cause excruciating pain, limited mobility, and, in some cases, can result in paralysis, which can be temporary or even permanent.
Traumatic Brain Injuries: These injuries can lead to visual and hearing impairments, memory problems, and increase the risk of sufferers developing mental health disorders. In the worst cases, TBIs can result in death.
All of these injuries can have a serious impact on a person’s daily life. Pedestrians who sustain these injuries often face thousands of dollars in medical expenses and are forced out of work for several weeks, months or years. In some cases, victims are unable to return to work at all. Victims who sustain injuries in pedestrian accidents should contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The attorneys at Brady, Brady & Reilly, LLC have more than 50 years of trial and litigation experience assisting New Jersey residents who sustained injuries in a pedestrian accident that was no fault of their own. Injured victims may be able to obtain compensation for their injuries and financial damages by filing a personal injury claim for injuries that resulted from the accident.
Recoverable Damages For Victims
Pedestrians injured by negligent drivers on the roadway are able to receive compensation for their injuries. It is imperative to recognize what type of damages are recoverable in New Jersey. Quite often, victims are able to obtain relief for the majority of financial damages resulting from their accidents.
Unfortunately, the process of recovery for pedestrians injured in accidents is often painful, lengthy, and expensive. Thankfully, victims are able to recover damages by filing a personal injury lawsuit against at-fault drivers. Working with an attorney will ensure you obtain full and fair compensation for:
Medical expenses: Victims are able to earn reimbursement for all past, current, and future medical treatments for their injuries or illnesses.
Lost wages: Pedestrians are able to receive repayment for the time they miss from work due to attending doctor appointments, therapy, and treatments.
Future lost earnings: In cases where injuries are life-altering and result in a person being unable to return to work, the injured party is able to attain a settlement for all of their future lost earnings. These amounts take into consideration the victim’s current level of education, type of employment, chances of promotions, and inflations. It is crucial to work with an experienced attorney who can hire a financial expert to calculate this amount accurately.
Loss of consortium: Victims are able to obtain reparations for loss of consortium when their marital relationships suffer as a result of their injuries. Not being able to engage in acts of companionship with a spouse can have a detrimental impact on a victim’s life.
Physical pain and suffering: Victims are able to receive compensation for the physical pain and suffering they experience from their injuries. These amounts are calculated based on the severity of the injuries, as well as the impact they have on a victim’s life.
Mental anguish: Anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder are common after pedestrian accidents. Victims are able to earn financial redress for all costs related to treatment for these conditions.
In some cases, New Jersey judges award victims punitive damages. These awards do not compensate victims for any loss they experienced, but instead, they are awarded as a form of punishment toward extremely negligent drivers for their wrongdoings. Working with an aggressive and skilled attorney from Brady, Brady & Reilly, LLC will ensure you are able to recover the maximum amount of compensation available to you.
A New Jersey Pedestrian Accident Attorney Can Help You
The law office of Brady, Brady & Reilly, LLC has over 50 years of combined experience helping injured accident victims obtain the compensation and justice they deserve. Our long track record of success in recovering damages for victims has helped build our reputation as respected trial lawyers.
Our extensive knowledge and experience working on pedestrian accident cases make Brady, Brady & Reilly, LLC the ideal choice for your case. We offer day time and evening appointments for clients to sit down and discuss what legal options are available. Contact our law office at (201) 997-0030 to schedule a free case evaluation and find out how we can help you with your criminal charges at your earliest convenience.
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