Pedestrian Injuries in New Jersey

Recovering Compensation for New Jersey Pedestrian Accidents

No one walks the streets wearing a suit of armor. In every pedestrian accident, the victim is entirely unprotected and their bodies must absorb the full physical force of the impact. Injuries can be severe, life-changing and even deadly.

How do you know that the settlement offered by the insurance company is fully sufficient to compensate you for your injuries? Unless you hire an experienced attorney, you won't.

I'm Francis M. Smith, a lawyer with over 30 years of experience. I have in-depth knowledge of the insurance industry that helps me efficiently negotiate the settlements my clients need. To schedule a free consultation, call 908-233-5800 or contact my office online today. I represent injured pedestrians throughout counties that include Sussex County, Union County, Morris County and Hunterdon County.

For Pedestrian Accidents in Traffic …

In New Jersey, pedestrians have many rights and legal protections. Unfortunately, motorists frequently ignore them. When a pedestrian is struck by a moving vehicle, the injuries can be very serious. In addition, insurance coverage laws can be very complicated. Interpretation of the statutes governing a pedestrian’s responsibilities and the driver’s responsibilities will be necessary. A lawyer can help you navigate the system and recover the compensation you need.

For Pedestrian Accidents on Construction Sites …

Constructions sites are dangerous places. If you were injured while working on a construction site, you may be entitled to more than simple workers' compensation benefits. Since so many contractors are present, it often creates the opportunity to file a "third party" lawsuit that isn't subject to the statutory limits of workers' compensation. That’s because OSHA, and other safety standards, require contractors to undertake many safety precautions. If you have been injured or near a job site, call me to see if these safety requirements were violated, and together we can work toward getting you compensated.

For Pedestrians Injured by Dangerous Property …

Sometimes, dangerous conditions on poorly maintained property can cause even a fit, alert pedestrian to trip, slip or fall. This can result in torn ligaments, broken bones or even more serious injuries that may affect the individual for the rest of his or her life. Ice or snow, uneven sidewalks, slippery substances—they all can lead to injuries. If a company or person caused your fall, or neglected to take care of a problem that they should have, we will prove it and get you compensated.

If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, I can explain your rights to you in plain English during a free consultation at The Law Office of Francis M. Smith, Esq. To learn about your options for the future, call 908-233-5800 or contact my office online today.