New Jersey Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
This is What We Do: We have 25 years of experience handling pedestrian accident claims in New Jersey. We’re here to answer your questions and help in any way we can.
Let Us Deal With Your Claim: You have more important things to worry about. We’ll deal with the insurance company so that you can focus on getting better.
We’ll Help You Get Your Live Back On Track
When you went to cross the street, you didn’t expect the accident to happen. You were careful, but the driver wasn’t. Now, you’re facing mounting medical bills and months of difficult therapy just to try to get your life back on track.
We can help.
Why Are Pedestrian Injuries Increasing?
The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) reports that during the past decade car accident deaths decreased by 14% while pedestrian fatalities increased by 27%. As a result, pedestrians make up a larger portion of the deaths and serious injuries.
Distracted driving is one cause of this increased pedestrian accident rate. Your phone does more than make or receive calls. These all-purpose devices are also our media player, gps, and messenger. Unfortunately, this also makes them a dangerous distraction. Of these, the government says texting while driving is riskiest for both the driver and those in their path.
“Texting is the most alarming distraction. Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for 5 seconds. At 55 mph, that’s like driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed.” -NHTSA
Vehicle Safety Innovations Focus On The Driver
While pedestrian deaths are on the rise, the number of car crash fatalities is falling. Thanks to decades of innovation, you’re safer driving a car than ever before. Unfortunately, most safety standards only look at what happens during a crash if you’re inside a vehicle. As a result, the driver and passengers are safer, but pedestrians like you are still at risk. As a result, pedestrian deaths would be a larger percentage of car fatalities even if the number wasn’t increasing. But they are, which makes this already troubling trend more alarming.
What Is a Pedestrian Personal Injury Claim?
When the vehicle hit you, it turned your entire world upside down. You’re looking at a recovery that could take months, or years — if you recover from your injuries at all.
Recovery also means incurring mounting medical bills, missing work, or putting off things you love to focus on getting better.
Trying to get your life back on track feels like a daunting challenge. That’s where letting us file a personal injury claim for your pedestrian accident can help.
If the driver who hit you is at fault, they are responsible for the damages their negligence caused. This responsibility is one of the reasons New Jersey requires all drivers to pay for car insurance. When we file a personal injury claim on your behalf, we get you the compensation your damages deserve from that policy.
Pedestrian Accident Damages
When you let us file a claim on your behalf, we’ll fight to get you maximum money damages. The accident caused you more harm than just your injuries.
If you try to fight the insurance companies on your own, they’ll try to offer you a small settlement that barely covers your medical bills.
They do this because their job is to make as much profit as possible, even if it harms innocent pedestrians like you. They hope you’ll accept their offer so they can pocket the rest of what they owe you as profit. We won’t let them do this.
At Console & Associates, we have more than 25 years of experience representing New Jersey car accident victims. We know what your rights are and how much money you’re entitled to, which is why people get an average of 3.5x more compensation when they work with an attorney than they do if they file on their own.
When we file a claim, we look at the total cost, or damages, from your accident. These could include:
- Medical Bills: Both the initial costs and your recovery, however long that takes.
- Lost Wages: If your injury prevented you from working, we include those lost wages in your claim. In cases in which your injuries are so severe you might never return to work, we sue to get you the living the accident denied you.
- Pain and Suffering: Not all injuries are physical. Your accident caused emotional and mental harm as well. A pain and suffering claim seeks compensation for these damages that are hard to put a dollar sign next to.
How Much Is A Pedestrian Accident Claim Worth?
When you work with an experienced personal injury attorney, your claim reflects your unique damages. We’ve helped thousands of clients get the settlements they deserve. While every claim is unique, here are some of the pedestrian claims we found a successful resolution for in the past.
Disclaimer: Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
Pedestrian Vehicle Accident Questions
If you have a question about a pedestrian accident and you don’t see the answer above, or if you think you might have a personal injury claim, contact us. We’ll be happy to answer your questions during your free consultation.
What Should I Do After a Pedestrian Accident?
- Call the Police
- Gather Information
- Never Admit Fault
- See a Doctor
- Contact Console and Associates
After the accident, if you’re not seriously injured, the first thing you should do is call the police. They’ll file a report of what happened and determine who, in their opinion, is at fault.
Get the driver’s insurance information, as well as the contact information for any witnesses, but never admit fault. After the police have the information to write their report, go see a doctor.
Even small cars weigh more than 1,000 pounds, which is why a slow moving crash is still dangerous. If you’re struck by a vehicle, you should always seek medical attention. Even if you think you’re okay, you could have a serious condition that might take weeks or months to show symptoms.
Contact a Pedestrian Accident Attorney
You only have two years, or less, after your accident to file a personal injury claim, so call today. Our top priority is your well being. The sooner you file your claim, the sooner you’ll have the resources you need to get your life back on track.
When you call, we’ll ask you a few questions about your accident and injuries. Then an experienced personal injury attorney will review what happened and let you know what your options are. If you agree to let us handle your claim, we’ll fight to get you everything you deserve.
Justice shouldn’t have a price tag, and with us, it won’t. We don’t get paid unless and until we win. We’ll advance any costs your claim requires, and you’ll never pay us anything to speak with your attorney.
Call today and let us help. You will get better.