You’ve been crossing the street for a long time now, so you probably don’t give it too much thought. Pedestrians, however, are extremely vulnerable to the traffic all around them—especially in bustling cities like our fair Atlantic City.
When you’re on foot, you undoubtedly have a lot on your mind—places to go and people to see, after all—but you probably don’t pay a lot of attention to just how vulnerable you are to injuries. As a pedestrian, there is absolutely nothing to protect you from the impact of the accident (unlike the protection provided by the steel frame of a car when you’re in a car accident). When you head out on foot, always put safety first.
The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center shares several sobering statistics about pedestrian accidents:
If a driver’s negligence seriously injured you or someone you love in a pedestrian accident, you need experienced legal counsel. The skilled pedestrian accident lawyers at The Levin Firm know just how much trauma these accidents can cause, and we’re here to help guide your claim toward its most just resolution.
New Jersey’s dense population results in more than its share of serious pedestrian accidents. As such, New Jersey takes pedestrian safety seriously. In fact, New Jersey implements specific laws related to the responsibilities of both drivers and pedestrians. First, let’s peak at the responsibilities that New Jersey drivers bear:
It’s a lot to consider, but these responsibilities highlight the vulnerabilities pedestrians face when they take to the busy streets of New Jersey. Arrive alive by implementing these important pedestrian responsibilities every time you head out on foot. You can hold drivers who violate safety laws and cause you injuries liable for their actions and your losses.
If a New Jersey pedestrian accident injures you and you carry car insurance, your car insurance policy may cover your medical expenses. Typically, New Jersey car insurance policies include Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage, which means that your policy will cover your injuries even if the driver is completely at fault. PIP is a variety of no-fault insurance that covers most (but not necessarily all) medical expenses, though it doesn’t pay out on noneconomic damages, such as the pain and suffering often associated with devastating accidents. Therefore, New Jersey law may entitle pedestrian accident victims to significantly more compensation than their PIP policies make available.
If a driver’s negligence caused your pedestrian accident injuries, you’re living the devastating effects. Even those injured parties who carry PIP insurance can typically move their claims beyond the realm of PIP coverage and into the legal arena. Specific injury categories that reach this level of seriousness include:
Pedestrian accidents are uniquely complicated. If a pedestrian accident injured you or someone you love, you need experienced legal counsel to advise you about your best options for compensation.
If a Pedestrian Accident Injured You, Contact an Experienced Atlantic City Pedestrian Accident Attorney Today
Pedestrians are obviously extremely vulnerable to the especially brutal and traumatic injuries that vehicles can cause. If a pedestrian accident injured you, you know the difficulties that you’re facing. The skilled legal team at The Levin Firm in Atlantic City has the experience, dedication, and compassion to help navigate your pedestrian accident claim toward its most just resolution. Our skilled pedestrian accident attorneys are here to help, so please contact our office online or call us at (215) 825-5183 for a free consultation today.
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