When you are out and about, whether on the sidewalk, in a parking lot, or elsewhere, you should not have to worry about your safety. However, there may come a time when you need a pedestrian accident attorney.
If you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligence or carelessness of another person, the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. are here to help. Our qualified and experienced team will work closely with you to get the compensation you need.
What We Know Can Happen
We know that vehicle crashes are a reality, but there are some groups of people that are more vulnerable than others in and around the roadways. Pedestrians are perhaps the most vulnerable of all.
- Nearly every pedestrian crash results in an injury or fatality.
We know that there were over 270,000 traffic crashes during the latest reporting year in New Jersey. Out of those, there were over 60,000 injuries and 624 fatalities.
- 183 pedestrians were killed and thousands were injured in that same year.
It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries in the aftermath of a pedestrian crash:
- Spinal cord injuries (with possible paralysis)
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ damage/internal bleeding
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
Even at slower speeds, a pedestrian is no match for the force of a vehicle that weighs thousands of pounds slamming into it. These injuries all require extensive medical care and sometimes extensive rehabilitation time for the victims. If a person cannot work while they recover, they could lose the income they need to cover crash-related expenses as well as regular household bills.
How These Crashes Happen
We find that these crashes often occur in places where the pedestrian has the right-of-way or should have an expectation of safety. This can include crosswalks, intersections, sidewalks, parking lots, and more. There are even times when vehicles slam into buildings and cause injuries to the people inside.
According to NJ State Police statistics, many of these incidents happen because drivers were:
- Impaired by alcohol or drugs
- On prescription medication
- Fell asleep behind the wheel
- Were distracted by their phone or other devices
What is a person supposed to do if they are injured due to a negligent driver? Should a victim be on the line for these expenses?
We Are Here If You Are Injured
You do not have to sit back and wait for insurance companies to decide how much money you should get. If another person has caused your injuries, be proactive and secure an attorney today. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we understand that these cases can become complex. We will work to investigate what happened and move to secure compensation for the following:
- Your medical bills related to the incident
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Possible punitive damages