As defined by Camden County law, a pedestrian is anyone who is in the roadway that is not in a vehicle. It could be someone crossing the street, it could be somebody on the side of the road; it is anyone that is not in a motor vehicle. With that said, if you suffer injuries in a collision while traveling on foot, a Camden County pedestrian accident lawyer can help you recover damages for your losses. These types of accidents can often be extremely serious, making it doubly important that an experienced personal injury lawyer is contacted as soon as possible to get started on your injury claim. En Español.
Common Camden County pedestrian accidents are when the automobile that strikes that pedestrian was just not paying attention. In the state of New Jersey, the pedestrian always has the right of way. It is the obligation of a motor vehicle drivers to be observing the road to make sure that there are no pedestrians in the roadway and if there are, they have to yield the right of way. A lot of times what Camden County pedestrian accident lawyers see are scenarios where the automobile does not pay attention and does not see the pedestrian there, causing an accident to take place.
There are guidelines and regulations that as pedestrians people are required to follow despite always has the right of way in order to prevent Camden County pedestrian accidents. People who are pedestrians are supposed to cross the street within a crosswalk. However, just because they are not in a crosswalk does not mean that the motor vehicle can come and just hit them, that motor vehicle still has to yield the right of way but the law does require that pedestrians cross in a crosswalk but it does not absolve motor vehicle drivers from liabilities simply because a pedestrian was not in a crosswalk.
A lot of times the difference between pedestrian accidents and normal auto accidents is that a pedestrian accident usually results in significant injuries to the pedestrian. The pedestrian is not protected by the metal surrounding someone if they are in a car. A moving vehicle is hitting them; it is thousands of pounds that comes and strikes a pedestrian who has absolutely no protection against injury. Unfortunately, what Camden County pedestrian accident lawyers see are very significant injuries, a lot of times we are dealing with broken bones, head injuries, lacerations, and road burns.
A lot of times in a pedestrian accident case Camden County pedestrian accident lawyers see the insurance company for the defendant attempt to blame the pedestrian and conduct an investigation saying that they should not have been crossing the street or they were in an area of the roadway that they should not be and it is simply not true.
What a pedestrian accident lawyer can do is really protect that pedestrian’s rights, making sure that the insurance company cannot play games with liability and then making sure that the pedestrian is getting the proper medical treatment that they need for their injuries, making sure their medical bills are being paid and then when everything is set and done following their pedestrian accident. They are going after the insurance company for the car who hit them to get the pedestrian compensated for not only their injuries but also any of their economic losses. If they are out of work, they have incurred medical bills, a Camden County pedestrian accident attorney can really try to protect their rights on every aspect of the claim.
To recover their losses after an accident, an injured pedestrian must prove that the driver who hit them was negligent. When the pedestrian can establish that the driver did not exercise reasonable caution given the circumstances and that their injuries resulted from that lack of care, they may collect damages.
When a driver hits a pedestrian, negligence is almost always a factor. Perhaps the driver was distracted by their phone, their GPS, or the radio, and was not aware of the pedestrian’s whereabouts. The driver might have been speeding or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Even if the driver was obeying all laws, they must be attentive to their surroundings, and not seeing the pedestrian in time to avoid them may be evidence of negligence in some cases.
In some cases, parties other than the driver might bear some liability in a pedestrian accident. For example, if poor road design or maintenance contributed to the incident, a Camden County government agency might be responsible for some of an injured pedestrian’s damages. An experienced Camden County pedestrian injury attorney could review an accident report and identify all parties who could have some liability for the incident.
If you suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident, you might need a long recovery period before you feel like yourself again. If some of your injuries are permanent, you may need to learn how to adapt to a new normal.
Taking care of yourself must be your top priority, and pursuing compensation from the negligent parties who caused your injuries can be stressful. Let a Camden County pedestrian accident lawyer handle your case so you can focus on recovering. Schedule a consultation today.
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