New 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 accidents, truck 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, Uliano & Walsh 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 that 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 intoxicated, driving 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, Uliano & Walsh 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 is 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.