Pedestrian Accident Lawyer New Jersey
A pedestrian accident is defined as any type of incident in which injuries to a pedestrian result from a vehicle in some fashion. Two issues emerge every time we deal with a pedestrian accident: pedestrian liability issues and issues of insurance.
First, let’s examine liability issues with pedestrians. Liability will vary depending on factors of negligence on the part of both the pedestrian and the driver. For example, a person who is crossing the street must use the crosswalk. If they cross the street mid-block, it may be a case of comparative negligence. However, if the block is a half a mile long, mid-block crossing is expected. The particulars of every case matter a lot here. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. our Personal Injury Attorneys and staff have handled hundreds of pedestrian cases, all of which are different based on the facts of that particular case. Call us for a free consultation if you or a loved one were injured in a pedestrian accident.
Once questions of liability are resolved with your lawyer and you have a plan of action on how to win the case, you need to ascertain whether there is insurance to cover medical bills and pain and suffering. New Jersey is a No-Fault state. This means that the first place to look for coverage of your medical bills is to your own car insurance, if you have it. If you do not own a car, or are a minor, and live with relatives who do, then your medical bills will be paid by their policy. But what if you do not have insurance, and do not live with anyone who does? Who pays then? Well, the other party pays your medical bills. If they have no insurance, then you go to the NJ PLIGA. This is an agency that pays your medical bills when there is no insurance in place to do so. It is funded by all insured drivers by taking a small amount of their premiums. The limit of the medical coverage from the PLIGA is $250,000.00, and it can provide compensation for pain and suffering up to $15,000.00.
New Jersey Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one were injured in an accident in which you were a pedestrian, call the Trenton, New Jersey office of The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. at 609-257-4976 for representation. The consultation is free, and, if we are not successful, there is no charge to you.
This content was written on behalf of Greg Prosmushkin.