Representing victims of pedestrian accidents across New Jersey
While we walk through the towns and cities of New Jersey, we are at risk for injury. In some of the worst cases, we are struck by vehicles as we navigate walkways and street crossings. Pedestrian accidents account for some of the most devastating results seen in the personal injury world. Pedestrians have no protection if they were hit by a vehicle. Though most motor vehicle operators and municipalities take the necessary precautions, accidents are bound to happen. When a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, the victim can suffer from serious injury, including but not limited to fractured bones, spinal cord damage, concussion, and much worse. Aside from the physical impact to one’s life, the financial burden of an accident can be devastating. One can be subject to mounting medical bills, lost wages, and the impact to employment. If you are involved in a pedestrian accident, you should contact a law firm with the experience you need to attain the compensation you deserve. If you need quality legal services from an effective attorney, contact The Law Offices of Andrew S. Maze, Esq. for a consultation.
Causes of pedestrian accidents
Many accidents involving pedestrians involve the negligence of the operator of the vehicle. Some of the many factors that makes a driver negligent include:
- Driving while intoxicated
- Use of electronic devices
- Reckless driving
- Irresponsible speeding
The conditions of roads and walkways are major factors in pedestrian accidents. Roadways and walkways are not always well maintained. Some hazards that lead to accident include:
- Uneven surfaces
- Closed sidewalks
These factors impact a person’s ability to drive safely and walk in a safe area. In some cases, a person may have to take legal action against a municipality in order to recover damages. In addition, weather-related hazards add to the risk. When snow and ice accumulate, drivers and pedestrians are at risk for accidents. Similar to road conditions, the driver may not be responsible for your injuries as negligence may fall on a private, commercial, and/or municipal land owner. Obscured visibility is also a major factor in accidents involving pedestrians. Some of the many hazards that obscure a drivers’ and pedestrians’ visibility include parked vehicles, overgrown vegetation, signs placed on the curbs and more play a major part in these accidents.
Contact an experienced law firm with personal injury experience
The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze, Esq. understands the impact accidents have on a person’s future. Pedestrian accidents can end with some of the most devastating results. If you are seriously injured because of a pedestrian accident, you need an effective attorney to guide you through your legal options and passionately represent your future. For over 25 years, Attorney Maze has been a legal resource to clients all over New Jersey facing personal injury matters. If you need a seasoned attorney to fight for your future, contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze, Esq. for a free consultation.