Pedestrian accidents are often devastating for victims. If you or a loved one have been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of another person, the team at the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. is ready to get to work. Our pedestrian accident attorneys will thoroughly investigate what happened in your case. We know these incidents can lead to major expenses for you and your family. That is why we will not rest until you get the compensation you need.
These incidents happen every day
When we turn to the New Jersey DOT, we see that there were more than 270,000 traffic crashes during the latest reporting year. Out of those, there were over 60,000 injury crashes and over 624 fatal crashes.
- There were 183 pedestrians killed and thousands injured during the latest year in NJ.
Nearly every pedestrian crash results in an injury or fatality. Pedestrians are the most vulnerable group in and around the roadways. The average passenger vehicle weighs 4,000 pounds. The human body is no match for that weight and force. The NJ DOT says that “New Jersey experiences a disproportionate number of pedestrian injury crashes and fatalities compared to the nation as a whole.”
What kind of injuries regularly occur?
Our Trenton pedestrian accident attorneys commonly deal with a range of pedestrian injuries, including:
- Spinal cord injuries with possible paralysis
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Other head injuries
- Internal organ damage/internal bleeding
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
These injuries all require medical attention. Many pedestrian crash victims often need extensive medical care, extended rehabilitation, and physical therapy to make a recovery. If a victim cannot work due to their injuries, they will lose the income necessary to support themselves and their families.
How do these incidents occur?
Pedestrian incidents are much more common in and around major metropolitan areas. Cities like Trenton see more of these cases than many other areas of the state. Even at slower speeds, pedestrian crashes can cause major injuries. In many cases, these crashes happen at intersections, crosswalks, on sidewalks, in parking lots, or other areas where the pedestrian has the right-of-way.
Particularly dangerous for pedestrians are those who are:
- Impaired by alcohol or drugs
- Distracted by their cell phones or other devices
- Driving too fast for conditions
We are ready to help you through this
When you or a loved one are injured in a pedestrian incident that was caused by the negligence of another person or entity, you need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are going to get to work on your case immediately. Our goal is to secure compensation for all injury-related expenses, including:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost income and benefits if you are unable to work
- Pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against the person responsible