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Newark Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Pedestrians are at risk in Newark, New Jersey. As the rate of distracted driving increases, so does the number of pedestrian-vehicle collisions. Over 10 years, a total of 1,511 pedestrians died in New Jersey. While pedestrian safety remains a high priority for lawmakers, the streets and sidewalks continue to grow more dangerous.

If you or a loved one is a pedestrian accident victim in Newark, please call (862) 229-1137 for a free consultation with an attorney at Console & Associates PC. Our Newark personal injury lawyers can talk to you at our local law office at 494 Broad Street #208B, Newark, NJ, or at your home or hospital.

What Makes Us Unique?

  • We take the time to get to know each client we represent, including their goals and wishes for the case, so we can provide a more personal experience.
  • We have won sizable awards for clients in our 25 years of experience, including $450,000 for a pedestrian struck by a commercial truck.
  • We care about people, not turning a profit. We take on 100% of the financial risks for our clients by accepting claims on a contingency fee basis.

When to Contact a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

A pedestrian accident can easily turn catastrophic. While the inattentive or reckless driver may escape unscathed, the pedestrian could suffer life-changing injuries such as multiple bone breaks, traumatic amputations, brain injuries, spine injuries and organ damage. If you have severe or catastrophic injuries or a loved one died in a pedestrian accident in Newark, an attorney can help you achieve fair compensation. A lawyer can deal with difficult insurance claims adjusters and fight for better recovery on your behalf. If your case requires a personal injury lawsuit, your lawyer can represent you during the trial.

Do You Have Grounds for a Claim?

In New Jersey, you must have serious injuries to bring a claim outside the state’s no-fault insurance system. Otherwise, a claim with your own insurance provider will be the only outlet for recovery. A serious injury according to state law is one that results in disfigurement, the loss of a limb, significant scarring, broken bones, a permanent injury, the loss of an unborn child or death. If your injuries meet this threshold, a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver may result in better compensation than a first-party insurance claim.

To win a lawsuit against an at-fault party in New Jersey, you or your lawyer must show proof of a breach of duty of care causing the collision. Your attorney can help you collect evidence against the driver such as eyewitness statements, police reports, video footage and expert testimonies to help prove your case. Then, your lawyer can argue for maximum compensation using proven negotiation tactics.

What to Do After a Pedestrian Accident in Newark

It is normal to feel scared, angry or overwhelmed after a vehicle hits you while walking or biking in Newark. Try to remain calm and stay where you are while someone calls paramedics. If you have an injury, moving or twisting the wrong way could make things worse. Only move if you must for safety reasons. Call 911 and request an ambulance, or visit a local hospital (such as Saint Michael’s Medical Center or the University Hospital) for immediate injury treatment.

Take photographs of your injuries, the vehicle that struck you and the crash scene, if you can. Get the driver’s name, insurance information and a description of his or her vehicle. After you receive medical care, keep copies of your treatment documents. Then, take your medical records, police reports, photos and other available evidence to an attorney for a free pedestrian accident case review in Newark.

Contact a Newark Attorney Today

Request a free consultation with an attorney who has experience in pedestrian accident law in Newark at Console & Associates PC. We may be able to help you hold a driver or another party, such as the City of Newark, financially accountable for your damages. A defendant could owe you compensation for your economic and noneconomic losses. Learn about your case today at (862) 229-1137 or by requesting a meeting online.

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