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New Jersey Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Representing injured pedestrians throughout the state.
In today's world, many people choose alternative means of transportation rather than driving an automobile, such as walking, riding bicycles, or scooters. Our country encourages us to "go green" and help eliminate pollution by lessening the number of automobiles on the road. Our city and state governments even go as far as to place rental bikes and scooters on almost every corner to promote more pedestrians on the road.
When you cross the street, ride a bicycle or a scooter, especially a city provided rental bike or scooter, you expect automobile drivers will obey the rules of the road that you share with them. However, it is a devastating reality that the majority of automobile drivers do not consider the rights and safety of pedestrians in the same regard as other automobile drivers. The staggering statistics prove that automobile drivers focus on other motor vehicles first and pedestrians second. According to the 2019 Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) report, New Jersey ranks the 15th state in the country with the highest number of pedestrian accidents and/or deaths. Twenty percent of all pedestrian deaths in New Jersey are hit and run accidents. For this reason, it is imperative that an injured pedestrian understands their rights under the state and federal pedestrian protection laws, and the victim contacts an experienced pedestrian accident attorney as soon as possible once the accident occurs.
When you are hit by a vehicle as a pedestrian, you are immediately thrown into a life and death situation. The impact of an automobile-to-pedestrian accident is catastrophically greater than the impact suffered from an automobile-to-automobile collision. As a pedestrian, you have no outer protection between you and the vehicle. The only protection a pedestrian accident victim has is the law. If you or a loved one has been victim to a pedestrian accident in New Jersey, our team at Rinaldo and Rinaldo has the experience and skills to file a personal injury claim on your behalf so you are able to receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
At Rinaldo and Rinaldo, we have successfully handled numerous pedestrian personal injury claims in New Jersey. We have seen first hand the physical, emotional, and economic damages our clients have suffered from their pedestrian accident injuries. Through our experience, we also know that insurance companies are dedicated to paying as little as possible to accident victims, most commonly offering the victim a low ball offer to settle their claim as soon as possible and before the victim may even be able to realize all of their injuries. It is crucial that a pedestrian accident victim does not speak with any insurance agency or representative before they speak with an experienced personal injury attorney.
Common damages insurance companies should provide a pedestrian victim compensation for:
Lost wages or job
Pain and suffering
At Rinaldo and Rinaldo, we have specialized in handling automobile-related injury cases since 1929. Our team of attorneys has handled thousands of automobile-related injury cases throughout the state of New Jersey. We have unparalleled knowledge, experience, and resources to help injured pedestrians, bicyclists, and scooterists receive everything they are entitled to for their injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile-pedestrian/bicycle/scooter accident in New Jersey, we encourage you to contact Rinaldo and Rinaldo for a free case consultation. We are ready to advise you and help you recover from your pedestrian accident.