On behalf of Judy Albanese of Gold, Albanese, Barletti & Locascio, LLC posted in Pedestrian Accidents on Friday, April 15, 2016.
Pedestrians struck by vehicles will suffer catastrophic injuries unless they are extremely lucky. Meanwhile, the automobile driver often suffers no injuries at all. For the obvious reason that a several ton vehicle moving at 50 or more mph represents a serious danger to all pedestrians in this regard, clear laws exist to provide pedestrians with the right of way in many circumstances. Indeed, automobile drivers in New Jersey must remain alert to the presence of people walking nearby them, and they must yield to the pedestrian to prevent a collision according to the law.
Because the law is often on the side of pedestrians in a pedestrian versus car accident, those who are hit by vehicles may want to consider whether or not they have a viable claim for damages against the automobile driver who struck them. The choice to review and ultimately pursue such an action is a personal one; however, it can also be a financial one.
Injuries that happen in a pedestrian accident could be extremely costly the treat — so costly that they are unaffordable. Additionally, a catastrophically-injured pedestrian will likely not be able to return to employment for some time and this will represent a huge financial setback relating to lost income. In some cases, the injured pedestrian may suffer from permanent disabilities and may never be able to return to work as a result of the crash.
At Gold, Albanese, Barletti & Locascio, LLC, we review potential claims relating to New Jersey pedestrian crashes completely free of charge. In fact, if we agree to represent a plaintiff in his or her pedestrian crash case, our client will not owe us a dime in legal fees unless we are able to obtain a financial settlement or court award on his or her behalf.