Hurt in a Pedestrian Accident?
Jan. 25, 2022
In the State of New Jersey, the number of pedestrians who were killed in accidents was higher in 2017 than in any other year for the past 24 years. If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, you need to hire a pedestrian accident attorney in Newark, New Jersey. Even though the Department of Transportation has taken measures to increase pedestrian safety, like the pedestrian hybrid beacon or PHB, which does reduce fatalities; the problem of distracted drivers who are texting or talking on the phone still exists and is the cause of many tragic accidents.
The law firm of Maran & Maran, PC located in Newark, New Jersey understands pedestrian accidents and the related injuries and can help you recover compensation for your injuries that is appropriate.
Pedestrian Law in New Jersey
If you’ve been harmed by a vehicle as a pedestrian, you need to understand pedestrian law in New Jersey. The driver of any vehicle in the state of New Jersey must stop for any pedestrian in a marked crosswalk. Fines and additional points for violating this standard are outlined in New Jersey Statute 39:4 – 36. Drivers must also yield the right of way to pedestrians who are crossing in unmarked areas if they are at an intersection.
Drivers must also obey speed limits and must watch for pedestrians when turning right on a red light. Pedestrians must also follow some rules. Pedestrians must always walk facing traffic and must obey all traffic signals like “walk/don’t walk” signs. At night, pedestrians should wear reflective clothing. When pedestrians are hit by cars, they’re often either killed or have devastating injuries.
The law firm of Maran & Maran, PC has knowledge of the pedestrian laws and will evaluate your case to determine how much driver negligence was involved and what kind of compensation you will need for your pedestrian injuries in New Jersey.
Bicycle Accident Lawyer
The state of New Jersey has the second-highest number of bicycle accident deaths of any state in the country. This type of accident can be caused by carelessness on the part of either a driver or a bicyclist, and the outcome is often tragic as more than a third of the bicyclists are killed. Many of these victims are children.
If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed in a bicycle accident, you need to consult with an expert bicycle accident lawyer in New Jersey. Bicycles are considered vehicles and, like cars, must obey all traffic laws. The law firm of Maran & Maran, P.C. can determine if driver negligence was a cause of your bicycle accident in Newark, New Jersey.
Who Pays Your Medical Bills
A Bicyclist is treated for the purposes of having medical bills paid just like a pedestrian. Therefore both pedestrians and bicyclists must seek Personal Injury Protection benefits from an Automobile Insurance Policy which pays their medical bills.
If you have your own Automobile Insurance Policy, then it is your policy which pays your bills; if you do not have your own policy, then you turn to a household relatives policy; if you do not have a resident relative’s policy available, then you must apply for PIP benefits from PLIGA, a New Jersey State Agency which will provide PIP benefits.
It may sound counter-intuitive to not get your medical bills paid for by the car which hit you, but that is the only thing in New Jersey which is “No-Fault.” Call David Maran at 973-622-5303 who can quickly determine where you must go to get your medical bills paid.
Call to Schedule a No-Cost Legal Consultation with a Pedestrian Accident Attorney in Newark, New Jersey Today
If you have been harmed in a pedestrian accident, call to schedule a no-cost legal consultation with a pedestrian accident attorney in Newark, New Jersey today. The law firm of Maran & Maran, P.C. is based in Newark; but we serve all of Newark and Essex, Union, Bergen, Middlesex counties and all of Northern New Jersey. Call us at 973-622-5303 and let our experts evaluate your case today.