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Being a pedestrian walking in an area where cars drive can be scary. Most people believe that the car is going to look for pedestrians before driving through an intersection or turning the corner. However, studies find that more drivers are distracted, causing a pedestrian to be struck by a car. Most often, pedestrians are hit by a car while crossing the street, walking through a parking lot, or at night when it is hard to see. 

Driver negligence, including distracted driving, drowsy driving and drunk driving, are common factors in pedestrian accidents. Distracted driving accidents most often happen when the driver’s focus is taken off the road by their cell phone to see who has just texted, called, emailed or posted something on Facebook. As a result, a pedestrian versus car accident often occurs. As you can imagine, the pedestrian does not fair well when struck by a giant piece of machinery. Bruce Law, LLC New Jersey pedestrian accident attorney help individuals and their families who have been injured or killed in all types of pedestrian accidents.   

Potential Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey

  • distracted driving
  • falling asleep at the wheel
  • drunk driving
  • not paying attention
  • cell phone call or texting
  • checking Facebook or other social media sites
  • child crying in back seat

How to Prevent being Hit by a Car?

The easiest way to stay safe and avoid being hit by a car is to stay alert while walking. It is not safe to walk while looking at your cellphone. Walking while wearing headphones can prevent you from hearing a car coming. Additionally, pedestrians should be aware of their surroundings and traffic laws. If the traffic light is red, do not cross the street unless you have doubled checked for cars. Often, cars make sharp turns around corners and end up hitting a pedestrian getting ready to step into the street. Cars often try to beat a red light and make a turn, which can be dangerous as well to someone crossing the street.

Injuries Caused to a Pedestrian from being Hit by a Car

Motor vehicles are huge compared to the size of a person. As a result, the injuries caused when a car hits you when you are crossing the street are often catastrophic. These injuries may include:

  • back or spinal surgery
  • back and neck pain
  • traumatic brain injury
  • amputation
  • broken bones or fractures
  • death
  • scarring
  • catastrophic and debilitating injuries
  • paralysis

An individual who has been injured in a pedestrian accident due to driver negligence can get help with the financial losses they face by contacting an experienced New Jersey auto accident attorney. 

What You Need Help With

  • who is going to pay for your medical bills?
  • how are you going to get medical treatment?
  • who is going to pay for missing work or wage loss?
  • what about pain and suffering compensation?
  • what about loss of enjoyment of life and activities?

How Can Bruce Law, LLC Help Me?

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. At Bruce Law, LLC, we are experienced in representing individuals struck by a motor vehicle.  We fight for you to recover everything you deserve for your pain and suffering.  Additionally, we make sure that your current and future medical bills are paid and that you are receiving the medical treatment necessary to feel better.

If you or someone you love has suffered a serious personal injury, you do not have to pay to see a lawyer. Bruce Law, LLC, offers free consultations where you can discuss your case with a professional at no cost.