Aggressive Personal Injury Attorney Fights on Behalf of Pedestrian Accident Victims in New Jersey
Pedestrian accidents tend to occur in densely populated areas where motor vehicles and people are forced to share the road. In New Jersey, one of the most densely populated states in the entire country, pedestrian accidents are a particularly severe problem. If you or someone you love has been injured by a car or bus while walking across a street, on the sidewalk near your house, in the parking lot at the mall or on private property somewhere else, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against the negligent party to get compensated for your injuries.
Andrew Calcagno is a hard-hitting personal injury and auto accident attorney who will fight to protect your rights and secure you maximum compensation for your pedestrian accident injuries. Mr. Calcagno has successfully handled countless personal injury cases across Union County and Middlesex County, including Woodbridge, Mountainside, Springfield and Watchung, New Jersey.
Personal Injuries Sustained in NJ Pedestrian Accidents
According to the New Jersey State Police fatal accident unit, there were 169 pedestrian fatalities in 2014. Many of these fatal pedestrian accidents involved senior citizens and children. If you were involved in a pedestrian accident, it may have been as simple as you walking down the street in your neighborhood when you were suddenly struck by a negligent driver.
A motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian can result in catastrophic injuries. In fact, when an automobile and a pedestrian collide, the pedestrian is likely to suffer significant injuries because the pedestrian is completely unprotected by airbags or the body of a car. If your injuries are particularly severe, you may never fully recover – impeding your ability to work and earn a living and preventing you from participating in activities you enjoy.
Some of the most serious pedestrian accident injuries include:
- broken bones
- muscle strains
- cuts or lacerations
- neck injuries
- back injuries
- spinal cord damage
- traumatic brain injuries
- wrongful death
Don’t suffer in silence. Mr. Calcagno has secured millions of dollars in compensation for clients injured in pedestrian accidents throughout New Jersey. He will fight hard for your family, as well.
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Union and Middlesex Counties
Anyone who operates a motor vehicle in NJ is legally required to pay attention to the roadway, maintain control over their car and obey all traffic laws, including right-of-way laws. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen; car accidents and truck accidents are responsible for many pedestrian accidents in New Jersey. Generally speaking, driver negligence is a major cause of pedestrian accidents in New Jersey. This may entail speeding, distracted driving, drunk driving, hit-and-run accidents, running a red light, running a stop sign or failure to yield.
Other causes of pedestrian accidents include:
- Inclement weather conditions
- Poor road conditions, including poorly marked crosswalks
- Falling construction debris
Regardless of what caused your pedestrian accident, Mr. Calcagno will negotiate with the insurance company in an effort to get you a favorable settlement. When that’s not possible, rest assured, he will take your case to court and fight for maximum damages for your injuries.
Liability for Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey
Do not make the mistake of trying to reach a quick settlement with the insurance company in your pedestrian accident case. Remember that the insurance company is not on your side; it is only interested in protecting its bottom line against liability and settling your case for the least amount of money possible.
Depending on the circumstances, you may need to pursue damages in court. That’s when you want a hard-hitting attorney who will fight to get you the compensation you need to cover your medical bills and related expenses. Even if you were partially at fault for your pedestrian accident, you may be able to secure compensation for your injuries. That’s because NJ uses a modified comparative fault system. As long as you were less than 50 percent responsible for the pedestrian accident, you can still sue for damages. Since the litigation process can be incredibly complicated in a pedestrian accident case, your best move is to consult a qualified personal injury attorney who can advise you of your available legal options.
Call an Experienced Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Who Helps Personal Injury Victims in Cranford, Woodbridge and Springfield, NJ
Andrew Calcagno is a personal injury lawyer who is dedicated to helping pedestrian accident victims get justice for their injuries. When you speak with Mr. Calcagno, you can count on personalized attention because he provides every client with his cell phone number and 24/7 access. He also has the experience needed to win your case because he regularly appears in courtrooms throughout New Jersey, including Union, Middlesex, Essex, Hudson, Monmouth, Morris and Somerset counties, as well as NY’s five boroughs.
Call Mr. Calcagno today to discuss your pedestrian accident case, or schedule a free consultation at his conveniently located Cranford, NJ office. He takes all personal injury cases on contingency. If Mr. Calcagno doesn’t secure damages for you, you won’t pay a dime.