We want you to be safe when you are walking anywhere near the roadways. Whether you are out for some fresh air or getting some exercise in, we know that pedestrians face certain dangers. If you or a loved one get hurt, you may need a pedestrian accident attorney.
You can count on the professionals at the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to be by your side every step of the way. We will work to secure the compensation you need for all of your expenses related to the incident.
What Can Happen In These Incidents
There is no way for the human body to take an impact from a vehicle and walk away unscathed. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents often lead to the worst crash injuries that we encounter. Please understand that pedestrians face two impacts in a crash – one with a vehicle and another one with the ground. It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries in the aftermath of a pedestrian crash:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
While these injuries vary widely in severity, they all require medical attention. In many cases, a pedestrian crash victim will need to undergo extensive medical procedures and extensive rehabilitation. The cost to a victim and their family are enormous and include things like: medical bills, lost wages if a victim cannot work, emotional and psychological damage, and more.
For the latest reporting year in New Jersey, there were thousands of pedestrian crash injuries. Nearly every pedestrian crash resulted in an injury or fatality.
How These Incidents Happen
In many cases, pedestrian crashes happen in places where a person should expect to be safe: at crosswalks, intersections with walk lights, sidewalks, parking lots, and more. These unexpected crashes usually happen due to the carelessness or negligence of a driver. This can include drivers failing to yield the right-of-way or running a stop sign/stop light. We also know that pedestrians are very vulnerable to the actions of those:
- Impaired by drugs or alcohol
- Distracted by their phones or other devices
- Who speed or operate their vehicles recklessly
When a driver’s negligence causes harm, they must be held liable for their actions.
Let Us Help You
You should be able to head out on foot anytime you want without having to worry about getting hurt. We know that so many people enjoy walking and jogging. However, we also know that there are plenty of negligent drivers out there. If you or a loved one get injured, the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. are standing by to help.
Our qualified and experienced team will get to work investigating this incident so we can secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- Coverage of medical expenses
- Recovery of lost wages if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages