What Are The Common Causes For Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey?

What Are The Common Causes For Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey?

If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident, you probably have many questions. You may wonder what caused the accident, who is responsible, and what you should do next.

Garden State Justice Group is a New Jersey pedestrian accident injury law firm that helps people who have been involved in a pedestrian accident. We know how to navigate the New Jersey legal system to get you the maximum compensation possible for your injuries.

Garden State Justice Group has represented numerous clients in pedestrian accident cases. We know the best way to handle your case, and we will fight to get you justice.

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Top Causes of New Jersey Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians are vulnerable road users. They are often injured or killed due to the negligence of drivers.

New Jersey pedestrian accidents happen every day. Here are common causes of these accidents:

#1. Drunk Drivers

Drunk driving is one of the most common reasons for pedestrian accidents.

#2. Poor Road Conditions

Road conditions play an important role in pedestrian accidents. Roads with poor visibility, potholes, uneven pavement, and slippery surfaces are unsafe for pedestrians.

In addition to bad roads, poorly maintained sidewalks and crosswalks can lead to injuries and deaths. Make sure that your neighborhood has safe streets and walkways.

#3. Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is another cause of pedestrian accidents. People who text, talk on cell phones, read books, or listen to music while driving pose a danger to themselves and others.

#4. Lack of Education

Many pedestrians lack education regarding traffic laws and safety precautions. Some pedestrians fail to obey traffic signs and signals. Others ignore posted speed limits.

#5. Failure to Yield Right of Way

Failure to yield right of way is another major cause of pedestrian accidents. This occurs when a driver fails to stop for a pedestrian crossing the street.

What Are the Most Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries?

Pedestrians are often injured in accidents involving motor vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), pedestrian injuries account for approximately 40% of all traffic fatalities.

In addition to the obvious dangers posed by cars, pedestrians are vulnerable to injury from falling objects such as trees, signs, and buildings.

Here are some common types of injuries sustained by pedestrians in car crashes:

  • Head Injury
  • Facial Fractures
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Brain Damage
  • Other Types of Injuries

What Compensation is Available in Pedestrian Accidents?

Pedestrians are often overlooked when it comes to compensation in pedestrian accidents. However, pedestrians are entitled to compensation under California law.

In order to receive compensation after an accident involving a pedestrian, you must prove that the driver was negligent. This means proving that the driver failed to exercise due care.

  • Pain and suffering is one of the most common types of injuries suffered in pedestrian accidents. Many victims suffer severe pain and discomfort following a collision. They may also suffer physical injuries such as broken bones, cuts, bruises, and sprains.
  • Lost wages are another common type of damage incurred in pedestrian accidents. Victims may miss days of work, or worse yet, weeks or months of work. Lost wages can include missed paychecks, reduced hours worked, and unpaid overtime.
  • Future medical costs refer to any medical treatment that you may need in the future. These costs include doctor visits, prescription drugs, hospital bills, and rehabilitation therapy.

When Should You Hire a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer?

If you were injured as a pedestrian, you may be entitled to compensation. 

Hiring a pedestrian accident lawyer will ensure that you receive fair compensation for any medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. They will understand the legal options available to the injured victim. 

Talk to a New Jersey Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Today

If you were struck by a car, truck, motorcycle, or train, we will investigate your accident and work with you to determine if you have a claim. The pedestrian accident attorneys at Garden State Justice Group will determine the liability of the driver or other parties involved, and we will ensure that you are compensated for your losses.

Whether you are injured in a crosswalk, on a sidewalk, in a parking lot, in a park, on a bridge, or another place, our lawyers will thoroughly investigate, prepare and litigate your case, so you can focus on getting better. Contact us today for a free case evaluation if you were struck by a motor vehicle.


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Date Published: October 28, 2022
Shane Sullivan, Esq. is a New Jersey Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer that represents those who were injured or the family's of those killed by the negligence of others in personal injury lawsuits throughout New Jersey.
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