Serious car crashes frequently result in death, and pedestrians are one and a half times more likely to be killed in a vehicle crash than car passengers or drivers. Pedestrians are the only group that experienced an increase in traffic fatalities in 2011, representing more than 4,000 deaths. In 2010, about 70,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic accidents. The Law Offices of John F. Marshall handles New Jersey pedestrian accidents involving trucks, passenger vehicles and motorcycles. If you have suffered injury or lost a loved one to this devastating occurrence, our skilled attorneys are prepared to help you get justice.
Pedestrian Accidents Law
Pedestrian accidents are an unfortunate, but frequent occurrence. Despite the caution you may exhibit while walking, jogging or running, drivers are often distracted or simply not vigilant enough to prevent these destructive collisions. Naturally, in an impact with a vehicle, the pedestrian will suffer the brunt of the damages, often suffering debilitating permanent harm that results in long-term injury and pain with significant financial impact. In the case of death, the spouse and children of the victim are entitled to financial compensation for their shattering loss.
Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey
In 2009, about 12% of the traffic fatalities in the United States were pedestrians. New Jersey ranked number five overall. Twenty percent of the total pedestrian traffic fatalities that year occurred in DC, Maryland, New York and New Jersey. Urban areas experience the highest rate of pedestrian fatalities overall, at about two-thirds of the total.
About The Law Offices of John F. Marshall
The New Jersey personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of John F. Marshall are aware of the impact a pedestrian accident can have on your life. The medical treatment, recovery, pain and long-term consequences of your injury are frequently life-altering. Our veteran attorneys fight to get you the monetary compensation you deserve to help ease this burden. And in the case of a fatality, we know that money cannot replace your loss or repair the damage you have suffered. But during this difficult time, we seek to help ease the financial burden that has resulted from the death of your family member. We are sensitive to your needs and aggressive in our pursuit of justice on your behalf.
You can count on the Law Offices of John F. Marshall when your family has been impacted by a New Jersey Pedestrian Accident. Call 877-450-8301 for sensitive, skilled legal representation to help you ease the burden of this devastating event and move forward.