What You Need to Know About Pedestrian Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), around 5,000 pedestrians die and thousands more are injured in accidents each year. If you or a loved one have been hit by a negligent or reckless driver, our firm can represent you as you pursue compensation. Drivers have a responsibility to drive in a safe and legal manner. Depending on the situation, you may be able to receive a settlement for your pain and suffering as well as, medical bills, lost wages, future medical expenses, and punitive damages.

Common injuries from a pedestrian accident include:

  • Broken bones or fractures
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal hemorrhaging
  • Road rash
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Catastrophic injuries

How Can Pedestrians Stay Safe?

As a pedestrian, you can increase your safety by obeying traffic laws, being aware of your surroundings, and making yourself more visible to drivers. If you are walking on the sidewalks at night, wear bright-colored clothing, and make eye contact with drivers before crossing the street. Furthermore, you should always look both ways when crossing the street, even if you are in a crosswalk or have a walk signal. This can help prevent an accident and keep you and others safe.

Our New Jersey Pedestrian Accident Attorney Can Guide You Through the Legal System

Since 1998, the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. has provided diligent legal services to injured pedestrians. We will conduct a thorough investigation to determine the facts of the crash, and otherwise diligently represent your interest. Our firm is committed to meeting your legal needs and can answer your questions every step of the way.

Contact us today for a free initial consultation.