In Pedestrian Accidents, Negligent Drivers Can Be Held Responsible
Common sense helps explain the high incidence of catastrophic injuries and fatalities in pedestrian accidents. A human being is no match for a car, truck or motorcycle. Whether a pedestrian injury or death occurs as a crosswalk accident or an accident occurring outside of a crosswalk, the driver of the vehicle may be held liable for failing to keep a proper lookout.
If you were injured or if your loved one was killed while crossing a street or jogging along the side of a roadway, we urge you to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. A detailed investigation into the causes of a pedestrian accident is best accomplished immediately after the accident.
If a pedestrian accident was a hit-and-run accident, it is especially important to get the investigation underway promptly. Sometimes the offending vehicle can be found if investigators have the opportunity to follow up on leads right away. For example, a car often has some damage visible after a pedestrian accident. If too much time goes by before an investigation gets going, the owner of the vehicle might have it repaired — too late for investigators to discover the damage in time.
What Causes Pedestrian Accidents Involving Vehicles?
Britcher Leone, LLC, offers no-obligation consultations and preliminary case analyses for people injured in pedestrian accidents. We often discover the underlying cause(s) to be one or more of the following:
- Operator error
- Distracted driving
- Failure of drivers to respect crosswalks
- Failure of drivers to give walkers or joggers proper right-of-way
- Turning of a car or truck at an intersection where a walker or jogger had no prior warning
Whatever the circumstances of your New Jersey pedestrian accident, rest assured that our law firm has a strong record of successful verdicts and settlements. Our lawyers are well-prepared to advocate on your behalf in a personal injury or wrongful death claim.