Jersey City Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Jersey City and Hudson County are home to many scenic walkways and pedestrian plazas. Although traffic laws generally require motorists to look for and yield to pedestrians, all too frequently, that does not happen, increasing the risk of serious, if not deadly, pedestrian accidents.
We can travel to your location if you are unable to visit our office, and we offer Saturday appointments (upon request). While we know no amount of compensation can undo the permanent losses caused by serious pedestrian accidents, the recoveries from these cases can help alleviate financial stress as victims focus on rebuilding their lives.
At Greenberg, Walden & Grossman, LLC, our Jersey City lawyers are dedicated to representing pedestrians who have been injured by negligent motorists. If you or someone you love has been victimized in any type of pedestrian accident, we can explain your legal options and help you take the right steps to ensure the negligent party (or parties) are held accountable.
How Often Do Pedestrian Accidents Occur?
As some of the most vulnerable travelers on America’s roads, pedestrians are often the victims of traffic accidents, particularly when crashes occur at or around intersections. In fact, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports:
- Every 7 minutes, a pedestrian in the U.S. is injured in a traffic accident.
- Every 2 hours, a pedestrian is killed in a crash.
In an attempt to make the roads safer for pedestrians and save more lives, transportation authorities in Jersey City have recently rolled out a new campaign, “Vision Zero,” with the goal of eliminating all traffic fatalities and catastrophic injuries.
What Are the Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents?
Most commonly, the poor choices and misconduct of motorists play a role in causing pedestrian accidents. Examples include (and are not restricted to):
- Driver distraction, including texting while driving or programming a GPS while driving
- Drunk or drugged driving, which can include driving under the influence of prescription or over-the-counter drugs (if those drugs impair a motorist’s ability to safely operate a vehicle)
- Failures to abide by traffic laws, such as failing to yield the right of way, failing to comply with traffic signals and speeding.
Please be aware that motorists are NOT the only parties who can be liable for pedestrian accidents. In some cases, other parties may also be negligent and accountable for these accidents.
Figuring out all liable parties will be central to making sure injured pedestrians (or families who have lost a loved one to deadly pedestrian accident) are able to obtain the full amount of compensation they are entitled to.
Who Can Be Held Accountable for a Pedestrian Accident?
The parties that can be liable for a pedestrian accident will depend on the specific causes of a given accident and, in particular, the forms of negligence that played a role in causing that accident. Generally, parties like (but not restricted to) the following can be accountable for a pedestrian accident:
- Motorists (if their negligence or recklessness causes an accident)
- Motor carriers (if their negligence leads one of their commercial truck drivers to cause an accident)
- Automakers or automotive equipment makers (if faulty vehicle equipment contributes to an accident)
- Government entities (if public transportation vehicles or unsafe roads cause an accident).
The Jersey City pedestrian accident lawyers at Greenberg, Walden & Grossman, LLC can help you identify all of the parties who are accountable for your pedestrian accident, after analyzing the available facts and evidence.
Can I Be Entitled to Compensation Even If I May Have Been At-Fault for a Pedestrian Accident?
You MAY still be eligible for compensation as long as some other party is more at-fault for causing the accident. In particular, New Jersey’s Modified Comparative Fault, 51 percent Bar Rule permits victims to seek compensation as long as they are 50 percent or less at fault for the accident.
How Much Is My Pedestrian Accident Case Worth?
The available compensation for a pedestrian accident claim will depend on:
- The nature of the negligence that caused the accident
- The losses and damages caused by the accident.
Commonly, however, financial recoveries for these cases can include compensation for:
- Emergency medical care, ambulance services, surgery, hospitalization and other medical bills
- Lost earnings, including past and future lost wages and lost earning capacity
- Damaged property
- Pain and suffering.
A Jersey City Pedestrian Accident Lawyer at Greenberg, Walden & Grossman, LLC Can Help You Get on the Road to Recovery: Contact Us
A Jersey City pedestrian accident lawyer at Greenberg, Walden & Grossman, LLC is ready to explain your legal options and help you seek the compensation and justice you may deserve.
Driven by the principles of honesty, integrity and justice, the esteemed trial lawyers at Greenberg, Walden & Grossman, LLC have more than 150 years of combined legal experience. This empowers us with the knowledge and skills to provide exceptional representation, personal service, innovative solutions and successful outcomes.
Call (201) 528-6928 or email our firm for a free, no obligations consultation. Hablamos Español.
This meeting can be crucial to understanding your rights, protecting your potential claim and knowing what to expect moving forward.
Greenberg, Walden & Grossman, LLC is proud to represent injured people and families from across New Jersey in various types of personal injury claims.