Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Accidents

Keep walking New York traffic signProtecting the Rights of New Jersey Victims Involved in Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents are a problem on the streets of New Jersey. Our busy roads, aggressive drivers and crumbling infrastructure are dangerous for drivers and pedestrians alike. Though New Jersey strives to make the roads safe for motor vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians, there are still unforeseen issues that cause accidents. Pedestrian accidents are dangerous and sometimes deadly. When a person walks the streets of New Jersey’s towns and cities, they have little to no protection if hit by a motor vehicle. These accidents come with a high risk of serious injury and death. If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident, you should contact Cohn Lifland for a consultation. Our firm serves New Jersey with effective representation for all personal injury cases. If you need persistent and passionate attorneys, call Cohn Lifland.

Causes 

In most cases, a pedestrian accident involves the negligence of a motor vehicle operator. Whether a person is in an accident with a truck, bus, motorcycle or car, a pedestrian can suffer serious injury and death. Distracted driving has become a major issue on the roads of New Jersey. Although the state aggressively combats distracted driving, people continuously use cell phones, on-board electronics and GPS units that take their attention off the road. Cell phones, in particular, have become a major problem. Not only are people making phone calls, they are going on the Internet, checking and sending text messages and emails, and using GPS while operating a motor vehicle.

Reckless driving, speeding and driving under the influence put everyone at risk. When people aggressively maneuver their car in irresponsible ways, everyone on the road is in danger. Speeding is a factor in pedestrian accidents as well. The roads of New Jersey have speed limits that take a lot of things into consideration to help a driver operate their vehicle in the safest way possible. When people speed, their ability to stop on time is drastically diminished, putting other drivers and pedestrians at risk for a collision. Driving while impaired is a similar factor in pedestrian accidents. When one drinks and gets behind a wheel, they do not have the same reaction time to stop the car. They put everyone at risk on the road.

The condition of the roadways and walkways can also play a major part in pedestrian accidents. Uneven roadways, potholes, closed sidewalks, construction signs, parked vehicles, weather conditions, and even foliage are just some of the obstacles that interfere with motor vehicle and pedestrian safety. When visibility is reduced, roads are unsafe to drive on, or weather impacts the surface of the road, a pedestrian is in danger.

Contact Cohn Lifland

Many times, the negligence of the driver or the town caused a pedestrian accident. There are many factors that can cause an accident. Holding the right people responsible for their actions can alleviate the burden of medical bills, lost wages and the devastating impact on your family. Cohn Lifland is dedicated to its clients. We will work tirelessly to recover damages related to your pedestrian accident so you may recover and move on with your life in the best way possible. Our firm prides itself on the personalized attention we offer clients. If you have been the victim of a pedestrian accident and need quality legal services to ease your stress and protect your livelihood, contact Cohn Lifland for a consultation.  

Contact:

Richard A. Schnoll

Barry A. Knopf

Cohn, Lifland, Pearlman, Herrmann and Knopf LLP
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