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Pedestrian Accidents Monmouth County, NJ

Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Monmouth County NJNew Jersey is the most densely populated state in the U.S. Other than meaning that we may have the most diners per street corner in the world (research yet to be conducted), it also can endanger pedestrians on crowded streets. Car accidentstruck accidents, train accidents, and other motor vehicle accidents can all be devastating when they involve pedestrians. Pedestrian accidents often lead to serious injury or even wrongful death. It is also true that vehicles which strike pedestrians are more likely to flee the scene of the crime in a hit and run.

The pedestrian accident injury attorneys or Chamlin, Rosen, Uliano & Witherington will review pedestrian accidents, how victims may seek financial compensation through personal injury claims, and how to find fault within a successful personal injury case.

Pedestrians Injured by Motor Vehicles in Monmouth County

Pedestrian accidents, more than any other type of motor vehicle accidents, have the potential to cause serious injuries. This can change the lives of victims and their families in an instant. While the focus should always be on recovering your health, a qualified Monmouth County pedestrian accident injury attorney may be able to recover financial damages for serious injuries including:

  • Brain Injuries – with no protection to speak of, pedestrians involved in auto accidents are at a high risk for brain injuries such as concussions, blunt trauma, bleeding, and more
  • Spinal Cord Injuries – severed or damaged spinal cords can be devastating to victims and their families, causing paralysis to local or large regions of the body and often requiring lifelong treatment and care
  • Broken Bones – severe bone fractures can impact the ability of victims to enjoy their lives moving forward, return to work, and much more
  • Wrongful Death – sadly, the fatality rate for pedestrians is also quite high. The families of victims may be eligible for compensation through wrongful death claims

Finding Fault for Pedestrian Accidents: Freehold, NJ Auto Accident Lawyers

In the majority of cases, your Freehold auto accident lawyer will strive to find fault with the driver of the motor vehicle causing a pedestrian accident. However, there are other complicating factors which may come into play within your personal injury claim. Typical pedestrian accident personal injury claims may include:

Finding fault with a driver – in most scenarios, it is the responsibility of drivers or vehicle operators to drive safely without injuring pedestrians. Fault may be shown for a number of reasons such as the at fault party driving while intoxicateddriving distracted, or disobeying posted traffic laws

Premises liability – in some cases, hazardous environments or conditions may be the primary cause of an injurious accident. It is possible to hold the entities responsible for maintaining roadways and other public property liable for injuries which were caused by disrepair or other avoidable dangerous situations

Comparative negligence – New Jersey is a comparative negligence state, meaning it may be possible to recover financial compensation for a pedestrian accident even if the victim is partially at fault for the accident. To understand this concept more fully, speak to a qualified Freehold auto accident lawyers.

Injured in a Pedestrian Accident? Contact our West Long Branch Pedestrian Accident Injury Attorneys Today

The auto accident legal team of Chamlin, Rosen, Uliano & Witherington have decades of legal experience in local Monmouth County towns such as Asbury Park, Howell, Red Bank, West Long Branch, Middletown, Freehold, and all of Central New Jersey. Our team of attorneys are led by Charles J. Uliano, who is one of only a handful of lawyers in the state to be dual certified as both a Civil Trial and Certified Criminal Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Our firm has built a reputation as providing high quality, ethical, and personalized legal solutions to our clients and their families who have been injured. 

If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, please call our West Long Branch offices at (732) 440-3950 or contact us online for a free and confidential consultation regarding your potential for financial compensation through a personal injury claim. 

Monmouth County, NJ Personal Injury Depositions

Most personal injury cases result in a settlement outside of the courtroom. This is due to a litany of reasons including both parties wanting to avoid the costs of litigation, the extended timelines, and the risks involved in a court trial. However, even personal injury cases which never are heard by a judge are still serious legal… Continue Reading

Expert Witnesses Used in Monmouth County, NJ Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury claims are not nearly as dramatic as courtroom dramas we see on TV, films, or in John Grisham novels. However, many of the same concepts do translate into real life legal practice. One of those concepts is the usage of expert witnesses. Experts within personal injury cases are primarily used to give sworn testimony as… Continue Reading

Severe Injuries Demand Higher Personal Injury Compensation

No two injuries are exactly alike. This may seem obvious, but the nature and severity of your injuries can have a material impact on the compensation to which you may be entitled through a personal injury claim. Victims of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, construction accidents, defective product accidents, and any other type of accident may need to… Continue Reading

Motorcycle Safety Laws in New Jersey

Those who ride motorcycles understand that there is nothing quite like that feeling. The lifestyle, the freedom, the culture, and even the less frequent trips to the gas station are all great reasons to ride in New Jersey. Unfortunately, bikers also assume a greater risk of serious injury or even wrongful death due to the inherent dangers of riding… Continue Reading

What is Social Host Liability in New Jersey?

Dram shop statutes in New Jersey are civil laws which may entitle victims of alcohol related accidents to financial compensation for their injuries. While this is commonly associated with businesses or vendors irresponsibly serving alcohol to patrons, dram shop laws also apply to social hosts. It is important to note that within the context of a drunk… Continue Reading

Leonardo NJ Woman Admits Responsibility for Car Accident That Killed Highlands Girl

A Leonardo NJ woman has reportedly pleaded guilty to criminal charges in connection with a hit-and-run accident in Middletown that resulted in the death of a teenage girl. The fatal car accident occurred around dusk on July 7, 2015. Toni Marletta, a 50-year-old resident of Leonardo, was behind the wheel of a car and driving… Continue Reading

Two People Killed after Van Crashes on Garden State Parkway in Holmdel, New Jersey

Two people were tragically killed in a single-vehicle crash on the Garden State Parkway in Holmdel Township, NJ. The fatal car accident occurred around 6:46 p.m. According to New Jersey State Police, the victims were among 14 passengers in a 2001 Ford van that flipped over near Exit 117 on the Garden State Parkway. All… Continue Reading

Jackson Resident Killed in Motorcycle Accident in Upper Freehold, NJ

State Police are currently investigating a fatal accident that occurred in Upper Freehold on the afternoon of Sunday July 3rd, involving a collision between a motorcyclist and a vehicle. Alfred Faragasso, a Jackson resident, was driving his motorcycle when he collided with an automobile at the intersection of Sharon Station Road and Route 524. The… Continue Reading

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Chamlin, Rosen, Uliano & Witherington of West Long Branch, New Jersey, provides representation throughout Monmouth County including Asbury Park, Belmar, Colts Neck, Deal, Eatontown, Freehold, Hazlet, Holmdel, Howell, Lake Como, Long Branch, Manalapan, Manasquan, Marlboro Township, Middletown, Neptune, Oakhurst, Ocean Township, Redbank, Shrewsbury, Spring Lake, Tinton Falls, Wall Township, West Long Branch, and Freehold Township; Ocean County including Bayville, Brick, Jackson, Lakewood, Lakewood Township, Mantoloking, Point Pleasant, Point Pleasant Beach, and Toms River; Middlesex County including East Brunswick, Milltown, New Brunswick, Old Bridge Township, Perth Amboy, Sayreville, South Amboy, South River, and Spotswood.

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