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Crosswalk / Pedestrian Accident Claims in New Jersey

Motorists have a legal duty to yield to pedestrians walking alongside a street on sidewalks or crossing streets at designated crosswalks. When a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, the consequences can be severe, often resulting in serious injuries or even death. If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident in New Jersey, it is crucial to understand your rights and options for seeking compensation.

Understanding Pedestrian Laws in New Jersey

New Jersey has specific laws that govern the rights and responsibilities of pedestrians. According to New Jersey Statutes Title 39, pedestrians have the right of way in marked or unmarked crosswalks. Drivers are required to yield to pedestrians in these areas and must come to a complete stop to allow them to cross safely. In addition, drivers must exercise due care to avoid colliding with pedestrians on roadways.

In cases where a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle while crossing the street in a designated crosswalk, the driver of the vehicle may be held liable for the pedestrian’s injuries. However, it is essential to note that pedestrians also have a duty to exercise reasonable care for their own safety. If a pedestrian fails to obey traffic signals or jaywalks, their actions may impact their ability to recover damages in a pedestrian accident claim.

Seeking Compensation for Pedestrian Accidents

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident in New Jersey, you may be entitled to seek compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. To pursue a pedestrian accident claim, you will need to establish that the driver of the vehicle was negligent and that their negligence directly caused your injuries.

Proving negligence in a pedestrian accident case can be complex, as it requires demonstrating that the driver breached their duty of care to operate their vehicle safely. This may involve gathering evidence such as witness testimony, police reports, surveillance footage, and expert opinions to support your claim. Working with an experienced personal injury lawyer who specializes in pedestrian accidents can help you navigate the legal process and maximize your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome.

Statute of Limitations for Pedestrian Accident Claims

It is crucial to act promptly if you intend to file a pedestrian accident claim in New Jersey, as there is a statute of limitations that dictates how long you have to bring a lawsuit. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases, including pedestrian accidents, is two years from the date of the accident. Failing to file a claim within this time frame may result in your case being dismissed, barring you from seeking compensation for your injuries.

How a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Can Help

Navigating the legal complexities of a pedestrian accident claim can be challenging, especially when dealing with the physical and emotional aftermath of a serious injury. By enlisting the help of a skilled personal injury lawyer who specializes in pedestrian accidents, you can focus on your recovery while your legal advocate fights for the compensation you deserve.

A knowledgeable attorney will review the details of your case, conduct a thorough investigation, negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf, and, if necessary, litigate your claim in court. With their guidance and expertise, you can pursue justice and hold the negligent party accountable for their actions.

Contact Our Law Firm

If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident in New Jersey, our dedicated team of personal injury lawyers is here to help. With years of experience representing clients in pedestrian accident claims, we have the knowledge and resources to advocate for your rights and seek maximum compensation on your behalf.

To schedule a free consultation and discuss your case, contact our law firm today. We are committed to providing compassionate and aggressive legal representation to help you move forward after a pedestrian accident. Let us fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.

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