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Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Essex County, NJ

Experienced Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Dedicated to Holding Negligent Parties Accountable for Damages in Essex County, NJ

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a pedestrian is struck and killed by a car every two hours in the United States. Pedestrian accidents can occur in any number of situations, but most often, pedestrians are injured as the result of driver inattention or error. Weather conditions, compromised vision due to road conditions, traffic patterns, the behavior of other drivers, poorly marked crosswalks, unfamiliarity with local traffic laws (such as right-of-way) can all have disastrous results for those traveling on foot. Broken bones, cuts and bruises, and concussions are just the beginning—because pedestrians are obviously much more vulnerable than individuals driving in a vehicle, in some cases, pedestrians never fully recover from their injuries.

At Birkhold & Maider, LLC, our experienced Nutley, NJ pedestrian accident lawyers realize how high the stakes are for accident victims facing a painful and extensive recovery period.  Because New Jersey limits the amount of time pedestrian accident victims have to file their claims, delaying could cost you options. Knowing your rights under the law is the first step, and our skilled lawyers are here to handle the rest. Contact us today for a free case evaluation, where we will listen to what happened in your case, assess your potential claim, and assist you in exploring your options for recovering monetary damages if someone else’s negligence or recklessness caused your pedestrian accident.

Evaluating the Common Causes of Nutley, NJ Pedestrian Accidents

The first step to recovering financial compensation in a pedestrian accident case involves identifying the cause of your accident.  When a negligent driver caused your accident and you suffer serious injuries, you may have the right to recover financial compensation to hold that negligent driver responsible.  In Nutley, NJ cases, pedestrian accidents are commonly caused by:

In many pedestrian accident cases, an injured pedestrian may not know exactly what caused the accident—in fact, it may seem as though the vehicle that struck you came out of nowhere.  Our experienced pedestrian accident lawyers are here to analyze the police report and evidence in your case to paint as conclusive a picture as possible regarding the cause of your accident.

Seasoned Injury Lawyers Dedicated to Helping Injured Clients Understand the Process for Recovering Compensation in Nutley, NJ Pedestrian Accident Cases

Like many other incidents that fall under the category of personal injury law, injured pedestrians are often likely to settle claims quickly with insurance companies, in the interest of moving on, and clearing the way to focus on health and healing. At Birkhold & Maider, LLC, our experienced pedestrian accident lawyers focus on ensuring that you are compensated properly for what’s to come in the future.

Financial obligations stemming from medical bills, rehabilitation, and untold psychological trauma that may require counseling or medication are difficult for victims to assess during the often-chaotic time following the accident.  We first evaluate your case in consultation with experts in the field to make an educated estimate of the value of your case, which we will then present to the insurance company. We fight to ensure our injured clients are compensated for:

In New Jersey, when you are struck as a pedestrian, your own personal automobile insurance policy covers your medical bills.  If you do not have your own insurance, and none of your live-in relatives maintain a car insurance policy, our experienced pedestrian accident lawyers can help explore alternative options for recovering compensation.  If a driver’s negligence caused your accident, we will fully investigate your case to build a strong case to hold that negligent party accountable. In some pedestrian accident cases, we can also help you apply with the State of New Jersey, through a program called NJPLIGA, to help get you approved for up to $250,000 worth of medical coverage.

Call Our Trusted Essex County, NJ Pedestrian Accident Lawyers for a Free Initial Consultation Today

At Birkhold & Maider, LLC, our experienced pedestrian accident lawyers have served Nutley, NJ and the surrounding communities in Essex County for decades.  We have the skills and practical experience necessary to get the maximum amount of compensation possible for the often-severe injuries that result from pedestrian accidents in our area.  To schedule a free initial case evaluation with our firm, call or contact us online today. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Pedestrian Accident Claims in Nutley, NJ

FAQ: Should I speak with the insurance company after suffering injuries in a pedestrian accident? 

It’s in the insurance companies’ best interests to settle with you quickly – it’s in your best interest to resist the pressure to make hasty decisions, and to make sure you have a team in your corner to recover damages to cover both all current expenses and the potential future impact on your ability to earn wages, unforeseen treatment costs, or potential chronic health problems due to injury. Because of New Jersey’s complex insurance laws, you must choose representation that has comprehensive knowledge in this area to ensure your case is in the best hands around. Our experienced pedestrian accident lawyers can help you navigate the legal aspects of this difficult time so you can focus on your health and recovery.

FAQ: Is the driver always responsible if a pedestrian is injured in an accident?  

Not always.  In many cases, the driver is responsible, but all parties have a duty to exercise reasonable care to ensure no one gets hurt—and this includes pedestrians.  In some cases, mitigating factors can reduce the driver’s liability for compensation—such as in situations where the pedestrian darted into the road or if the pedestrian was wearing dark clothes and walking at night.  All evidence is taken into account to apportion liability in these cases which, under some circumstances, may be shared between driver and pedestrian.

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