NJ Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

New Jersey Pedestrian Accident Injury Lawyers

Representing clients injured in pedestrian accidents in NJ

Many New Jersey residents walk to school, to work, to visit friends, or to run errands. Walking is great exercise. Tragically, many drivers fail to respect the rights of walkers. Drivers often fail to stop before entering a crosswalk. Many drivers turn without looking for pedestrians. Some car and truck drivers even speed through intersections without waiting for the light to turn green. Drivers must respect the right of pedestrians to walk where permitted.

At Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP, our New Jersey pedestrian accident lawyers are seasoned personal injury lawyers. We’ve been fighting for personal injury victims for more than 30 years. Our lawyers have earned the respect of former clients, insurance companies, and defense lawyers for our total commitment to helping accident victims obtain the maximum amount possible. Our lawyers have also been recognized by many legal rating organizations for our record of impressive results. We represent injury victims and the families of pedestrians who tragically died due to a vehicle accident. We have offices in Edison, Red Bank, and Toms River.

In one pedestrian accident case, we reached a three-million dollar settlement (weeks before the jury trial was about to start) when a truck driver struck a pedestrian in a grocery store parking lot. We argued that the truck driver failed to follow trucking industry standards, motor vehicle laws, and other statutes. The case settled on behalf of the estate of a 60-year-old woman for $3,000,000.00.

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How common are pedestrian accidents in NJ?

NJ.com reported in May 2021 that according to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, pedestrian fatalities rose nationally by 4.8 percent and in New Jersey by 9 percent – for 2020. As of Dec. 13, the state had 556 traffic deaths, which included pedestrians and people on bikes. Those numbers placed New Jersey 8th among states with the most fatal pedestrian traffic deaths. These numbers are especially alarming because drivers drove fewer miles nationally in 2020 due to the pandemic.

Why do pedestrian accidents happen?

Some of the common causes of pedestrian accidents include:

  • Drivers who improperly enter or drive through an intersection crosswalk
  • Driver intoxication
  • Driving while distracted, such as texting while driving instead of looking for pedestrians
  • Driving while tired
  • Speeding, running through red lights, failing to yield, and other New Jersey traffic violations
  • Driving too fast for weather or traffic conditions

Pedestrian accidents may also happen if car parts, truck parts, or other vehicle parts are defective. For example, defective brakes are likely to cause catastrophic or fatal pedestrian accidents. At Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP, we investigate how you were injured or a loved one was killed in a pedestrian accident. We work aggressively to hold the wrongdoers responsible.

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What injuries do New Jersey pedestrian accident victims suffer?

Pedestrians are simply no match for the mass, force, and metal of even a small car. Pedestrian victims are likely to suffer catastrophic, permanent, and/or chronic injuries. Many New Jersey traffic accidents are fatal.

Our NJ bicycle accident lawyers represent pedestrians who suffer:

We also represent spouses, parents, and children when a loved one dies in a New Jersey pedestrian accident.

Who is responsible for a New Jersey pedestrian accident?

The primary defendant liable for most pedestrian accidents is the driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian. Other defendants may include:

  • The owner of the vehicle
  • An employer of the driver
  • A manufacturer of a defective vehicle part
  • A business that negligently sold alcohol to a driver
  • The New Jersey Department of Transportation or other governmental agencies or entities – if poor road design or poor maintenance caused the bicycle accident

Normally, the insurance carrier for the defendant pays for any damages – whether there is a settlement or a verdict. If the defendants are not insured, or don’t have enough to pay your claim (many pedestrian accident cases are worth much more than the minimum insurance policies), we will explain what other insurance coverage may pay for your damages.

What laws in New Jersey help protect pedestrians?

The New Jersey Office of Attorney General states that drivers must, by law:

Stop and stay stopped for a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk, but shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except at crosswalks when the movement of traffic is being regulated by police officers or traffic control signals... [or when other conditions apply].

The Office of Attorney General offers numerous suggestions for pedestrians and drivers including:

  • Pedestrians. Pedestrians should always cross at corners, within marked crosswalks, where available. Pedestrians should yield the right of way to vehicles at other locations. Walkers should walk facing traffic, look for turning cars, obey traffic signals such as “Walk/Don’t Walk,” and wear reflective clothing if walking at night.
  • Motorists. In addition to stopping for pedestrians at crosswalks, drivers should look for pedestrians when turning right on red, obey speed limits, refrain from blocking crosswalks, and keep their windshields clean.
  • Children should only cross at intersections, look left, right, and left again (and listen) before crossing, never cross from in-between parked cars, and take other precautions.
  • Seniors need to be extra careful when walking, such as making eye contact with a driver before crossing in front of a vehicle.

How do your lawyers fight for New Jersey pedestrian accident victims?

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP has been helping injured people throughout New Jersey recover the compensation they need to get back on their feet after an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence. We investigate the crash and determine who is at fault so that we can pursue compensation for you. Whether we settle your case or take it to court, we are there with you every step of the way until your case is resolved.

While we make no promises about how much we might be able to recover for you, we can promise that our award-winning personal injury attorney team will be responsive and keep you informed about how your case is moving.

We demand compensation for all your current and future:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Physical pain and emotional suffering
  • Loss of function of any body part
  • Loss of life’s pleasures
  • Loss of consortium (marital pleasures)

If a loved one died in a New Jersey pedestrian accident, we file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the family.

In egregious cases, such as when a pedestrian is injured or killed by a drunk driver, we seek punitive damages.

Do you have a pedestrian accident lawyer near me?

Our New Jersey pedestrian accident lawyers meet clients at our offices located in:

  • Edison, NJ at 40 Ethel Road and
  • Toms River, NJ at 563 Lakehurst Road

If coming to our office is difficult because of your health, we do make alternate arraignments – home visits, hospital visits, phone calls, and video conference chats.

We’ll fight to obtain the strongest recovery possible so you can heal and move forward with your life.

We represent pedestrian accident victims and families of a beloved child, parent, or spouse who died on contingency fee basis.

Speak with our respected New Jersey pedestrian injury lawyers today

Don’t delay. We need to speak with witnesses while their memories are fresh. Our investigators need to investigate the accident site. We need to review which doctors you’re seeing. If a loved one died, we need to review with you who is entitled to benefits. From offices in Edison, Red Bank, and Toms River, Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP advises and represents clients in personal injury and wrongful death litigation matters throughout New Jersey. Get help now. Call our office or contact us to schedule a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey pedestrian accident attorney.