It is not uncommon to see pedestrians crossing the road at busy intersections, sometimes with children in tow. Even when pedestrians follow the rules – crossing in a crosswalk, going with the light, and watching carefully for oncoming traffic – pedestrian accidents can occur.
In fact, each year thousands of pedestrians in the United States are killed in traffic accidents, and well over 100,000 are treated in emergency rooms for injuries suffered in non-fatal accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to be killed in a car crash than the occupants of a passenger vehicle.
When a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle going 30 or more miles per hour, it probably goes without saying that the accident can be extremely serious or even deadly for the pedestrian. But even at 10 miles per hour, a pedestrian can suffer traumatic injuries or death.
Common injuries may include lacerations, broken bones, back injuries, neck injuries, internal trauma, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), and more. The injuries a pedestrian suffers when struck may range from mild to severe, and the recovery could be grueling. Some victims will never fully recover, and their lives will never be the same.
The pedestrian accident lawyers at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP work hard to recover financial compensation for pedestrian victims. Compensation may include recovery for medical bills, lost wages – past and future – therapy and rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, and much more. Even if the driver of the vehicle that struck you is only partially at fault, you may be entitled to compensation that will cover your recovery, now and into the future.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident, please call the New Jersey pedestrian accident lawyers at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow LLP at 732-777-0100 or contact us online for a free consultation. Our offices are centrally located in Red Bank, Toms River, and Edison, and we serve clients throughout New Jersey.