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Recovering damages after a pedestrian accident

Large and small, cities pose pedestrians risks. Although sidewalks and crosswalks are designed to provide a safe place for individuals in New Jersey and elsewhere to travel by foot, the truth of the matter is that even sidewalks are not safe from motorists. When a driver is distracted, negligent or intoxicated, they could cross over onto a sidewalk or travel through a sidewalk when a pedestrian is attempting to cross the road.

Pedestrian accidents are one of the most serious types of collisions. A person does not have a hard exterior shell to protect them. Therefore, a collision with a vehicle, even at low speed, could harm the pedestrian tremendously. A pedestrian accident is likely to cause injuries where the impact occurred as well as injuries to the body parts that come into contact with the ground after the individual is thrown.

With regards to injury types, pedestrians are prone to injuries to their limbs, neck, back, head and internal organs. A victim could suffer broken bones, a brain injury and even internal bleeding. Additionally, a victim could suffer lacerations, contusions and scratches. These injuries are likely not minor, and will require much medical treatment to overcome and recover from these injuries.

At Robert A. Solomon, P.C., our experienced law firm understands the severity of pedestrian accidents. Thus, we take the time to understand the incident and all the damages suffered by our clients. Whether it is physical, mental, emotional or financial losses, we calculate the entire losses suffered to ensure these damages are addressed in a personal injury claim.

To learn more, check out our law firm's pedestrian accidents website. The aftermath of a traumatic accident can seriously impact the life of the victim. It is important to understand how best to move forward and what steps are necessary to recover a favorable monetary award to help with your recovery and losses suffered.

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