A pedestrian hit by a car going only a few miles per hour can be tragically and catastrophically injured. A driver who does not pay attention for just a second can irreversibly change the quality of a pedestrian's life. While nothing can undo an injury or disability, you have the law on your side and can get compensation.
If your loved one or your child was hit by a car while walking on a sidewalk, in a crosswalk, or along a road anywhere in Essex County, contact the pedestrian car accident injury attorneys at Bailey & Orozco for a free initial consultation. From our Newark offices, we serve injured people in Paterson, Elizabeth, Hackensack, Morristown, Newark, Newton, and Belvidere.
Serious injury warrants maximum compensation
When a pedestrian obeys traffic signals and rules of the road and crosses in a crosswalk, walks along a sidewalk, or rides a bicycle in a bike lane, he or she expects to be safe from vehicle traffic. However, thousands of people are hurt or killed in pedestrian accidents every year in the U.S., and the pedestrians are usually not to blame.
At Bailey & Orozco, our New Jersey personal injury attorneys handle pedestrian accident claims for injuries caused by:
- Careless drivers
- Inattentive drivers on cell phones
- Drivers who were speeding
- Drivers who failed to yield to pedestrians or bicycle riders
- Driving while intoxicated (DWI) or on drugs
Even if you were not following traffic laws when you were hit by a car or truck, we still may be able to help you get compensation based on the comparative negligence laws of New Jersey, especially if the driver was breaking the law.
Other types of pedestrian accident claims
In some cases, pedestrian accident cases may involve other factors. Victims of a hit and run driver or uninsured/underinsured motorist may only be able to collect compensation under their own insurance policy. Our attorneys also handle pedestrian accident injury claims for accidents that happen near construction sites. Falling debris, defective equipment, and other construction accidents may injure passers-by. These types of pedestrian accidents can be complicated, so talk to a lawyer with this specific personal injury experience.
If you or a loved one was hurt while walking near a construction site or was hit by a car while walking in a crosswalk or on a sidewalk, we can help you get the maximum compensation for your injury or loss. Contact Bailey & Orozco today for a free initial consultation to review your pedestrian accident claim.