Pedestrians who are struck by cars, trucks, and other vehicles are susceptible to catastrophic, life-threatening injuries. By law, motorists must always yield the right-of-way to pedestrians; failure to do so can constitute negligence and injured victims may seek compensation for their injuries, medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income, and other damages.
The Donnelly Law Firm can help you if you were injured or if a loved one was killed in a pedestrian-auto accident. Our New Jersey pedestrian accident attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience handling complex cases and securing favorable results for our clients. We understand what you are going through, and our entire legal team is here to help you navigate the legal process from start to finish.
How Do Pedestrian Accidents Occur?
When motorists hit pedestrians, they often try to claim that the pedestrian suddenly stepped out in front of them, but this is rarely true. In most cases, negligence on the part of the motorist is what leads to catastrophic and often fatal collisions with pedestrians.
Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents include:
- Inexperienced drivers
- Distracted driving
- Texting while driving
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Failure to yield at pedestrian crossings
- Reckless driving
- Failure to stop at red lights/stop signs
- Turning into the path of a pedestrian
Pedestrian accidents can and do occur along all types of streets, roadways, highways, and freeways in both urban and rural areas. They also often occur in high-pedestrian-traffic areas, such as parking lots and garages. Even when collisions occur at relatively low speeds, pedestrians can suffer life-altering or life-threatening injuries.
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If you were hit by a car while walking or on-foot, The Donnelly Law Firm can help. Our award-winning New Jersey pedestrian accident lawyers are prepared to fight for you and the full, fair recovery you are owed. While we are unable to undo the terrible ordeal you have been through, we can help you fight for justice and, thus, begin the healing process.