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KaplunMarx Knows Pedestrian Accident Cases
Injuries incurred from a pedestrian-vehicle accident can be severe, resulting in substantial financial and personal consequences. If you or someone you love has been hit by a car, a Marlton County pedestrian accident lawyer can help.
From broken bones and lacerations to head or spinal cord injuries, being struck by a vehicle while walking can be scary and life-changing. These losses may result in substantial medical bills, missed time at work, or even disability or death. Our team of experienced injury attorneys is here to assist you in the event of this kind of accident.
Why You Should Talk To Us First
✓ 98% Success Rate - Attorneys with a track record that shows they personally care about every case and go the extra mile every time.
✓ No upfront costs - we front all of the legal fees and get paid on performance. In fact, we don't get paid unless you win
✓ We are local and we KNOW Pennsylvania's system - Just because a firm gets a license to practice law here and buy up a bunch of bill boards around town doesn't mean that they have real experience fighting cases in PA's legal system every day. We are a locally based firm with attorneys that focus on Pennsylvania injury cases. We eat, drink and breath this every day.
✓ We are not intimidated by litigation- We do not allow insurance carriers to strong arm, intimidate or stagnate claims. We will not hesitate to take them to court to fight for you when needed.
✓ No shortcuts - we go the extra mile to make sure that you get the highest compensation possible rather than settling right away as many injury firms do.
✓ We focus on you, not on getting the most cases in town like the guys on the billboards.
✓ Proprietary methods of case management for your very best client experience and ensure greater odds of success compared to high volume, low-touch firms.
✓ Talk directly to your attorney instead of getting passed off on case managers (if you've ever been through a car accident case, you'll know how valuable this is).
✓ We're consistently rated 5 stars by clients and have over 450 5-star reviews for a reason.
✓ No cost consultations we'll help you find out if you have a case. If you don't, we'll help point you in the right direction. Win-win.
✓ We get results without compromising service - It's not easy to find a firm that provides our brand of one-on-one service but which has the resources to get results that smaller practices may not be able to.
New Jersey Pedestrian Laws
Pedestrians do not always have the right of way, but drivers still have a responsibility to avoid collisions with people walking. Our team can build a claim demonstrating the pedestrian was not violating any laws at the time of the accident. Actions that people walking should take include:
- Crossing at intersections, not in the middle of the road, and never diagonally across a street.
- Using an overhead crossing or pedestrian tunnel when available
- Using a crosswalk at an intersection
- Walking on sidewalks when available. If there are no sidewalks, pedestrians should walk on the left side of the roadway as far as possible from the edge of the road
These laws are essential to follow because a court will look at how the accident happened to see if the person walking is partially at fault. If a pedestrian violates these laws, they could lose their chance at recovery.
Injuries We Commonly Work With in Pedestrian Cases
Even when they occur at relatively low speeds, accidents that involve motor vehicles striking pedestrians can cause life-changing injuries. In the best-case scenario, a person hit by a moving car may spend weeks or even months healing from skin lacerations, soft tissues injuries like ligament strains and tears, broken bones, concussions, and whiplash.
At higher speeds, pedestrian accidents have the potential to cause permanent disability or disfigurement through injuries like traumatic brain damage, spinal cord damage, internal organ trauma, or even limb amputation. In these kinds of situations, retaining a skilled Marlton pedestrian accident attorney may be especially important when it comes to pursuing appropriate compensation for both past and future losses.
Filing a Pedestrian Collision Claim
In New Jersey, an injured person has two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. A court will assess liability and damages, and award compensation if appropriate. A Marlton attorney familiar with accidents involving people traveling on foot knows the filing deadlines and the kind of evidence necessary to support an award of damages.
How is Liability Determined?
The first thing a court will review is liability. This means they must assess who is responsible for the accident. A lawyer will help determine how the accident happened, most often based on the police report and eyewitness testimony. If a pedestrian was within their rights according to the law, it is likely the driver is at fault. New Jersey is a modified comparative negligence state, meaning that the injured party can also be at fault. In this case, so long as the pedestrian is less than fifty percent responsible, they could be awarded compensation.
What Are the Basic Elements of Legal Liability?
It falls on the injured pedestrian to establish defendant liability by proving that the driver was negligent in some way. In other words, the defendant driver must have been engaging in reckless or careless behavior that resulted in the accident that caused the pedestrian harm.
Put simply, legal negligence has four elements: an implicit or explicit duty to act responsibly, a breach of that duty, causation of an accident through that breach, and compensable losses stemming directly from that accident. A plaintiff who can prove that all four of these elements apply to their case has a very good chance of a positive case outcome.
What Evidence Could Help Prove Fault for a Pedestrian Crash?
In many situations, negligence that leads to a pedestrian accident takes the form of an explicit violation of traffic laws, such as by a driver speeding, running a stop sign, not obeying right-of-way rules, or driving drunk. In these situations, proving negligence may be as simple as finding the police report filed by the officer who responded to the accident scene and pointing out the traffic citation the defendant received immediately prior to the incident. In other cases, though, it may be necessary to collect and preserve other forms of evidence, such as traffic and/or security camera footage, testimony from eyewitnesses, cell phone records, debris from the crash scene, and even input from accident reconstruction experts.
What Damages are Recoverable?
Damages refer to the compensation necessary to make the injured party whole again. Catastrophic bodily harm can result from being hit by a car, so damages could include things like pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical care that may last a lifetime. In the event of death, if the person killed in the accident supported a family, a court might award damages to provide for the future of their loved ones.
Speak with a Marlton Pedestrian Accident Lawyer at KaplunMarx Today
If a negligent motorist struck you, you might need help affording the necessary medical treatment. With the injuries often being severe, it may be difficult for you to seek compensation on your own. Our Marlton pedestrian accident lawyers stand ready to advocate for you and your loved ones. Our team can help guide you through the legal process and make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. Call today.
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Our duty is to hold the insurance company responsible for the maximum amount of compensation owed to you. Studies have shown that hiring an experienced attorney can lead to more than 3.5x the amount of compensation! Our legal team is aggressive in court and compassionate with our clients. It's not your fault you are injured, and we want to make sure those at fault are held responsible.
We Work With Doctors to Lower Your Medical Bills
The local medical community has a good working relationship with us. The doctors we recommend are not only experienced in treating serious injuries, but many are willing to work with us to negotiate your medical bills down to put more money into your pocket.
We Make it Easier to Find Medical Treatment
Whether you have health insurance or not, our goal is to help you get in quickly with medical care professionals and specialists.
We Protect Our Clients' Rights
Insurance companies are notorious for using underhanded practices that lower your case's value or deny your claim altogether. So, when you hire us, we will act as a barrier between you and the insurance company, ensuring they can't contact you regarding your injuries without going through us first.
You Will Not Be Alone During This Process
We know the personal injury claims process is complicated. Our team is here to guide you every step of the way and answer your questions anytime.
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What People Say
Providing clients with exceptional service is a core value at KaplunMarx personal injury law firm in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Take it from our satisfied client testimonials.
"I went through a lot when I was in my accident. Ted was professional and concerned about how I was doing...
...The office staff is extremely friendly and quick to assist your needs. They not only contacted me for updates, they checked in on my wellbeing. I can't express how grateful I am for their kindness and professionalism. I've never seen an attorney's office that cares as much as they do for their clients. I highly recommend their office and personally vouch that Ted Kaplun is a great attorney to have."