According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 5,000 joggers, bicyclists, and other pedestrians lose their life each year and thousands more suffer serious injuries or become disabled as a result of being hit by a car, truck, or other motor vehicle.
At the law offices of Koles & Burke, LLP our attorneys are experienced, caring professionals who help accident victims and their families overcome the aftermath of a serious car accident and recover the full compensation they are entitled to for their losses.
While some pedestrian and bicycle accidents are just that — accidents — other accidents are the result of the negligence and carelessness of others:
Drivers who fail to yield at a crosswalk or pedestrian crossing
Drivers who fail to notice when a child runs into the street after a ball
Drivers who are speeding and cannot stop quickly enough in residential areas
Drivers who are inattentive and fail to see a pedestrian in the street
Drivers who hug the shoulder of the road to closely when a jogger or cyclist is present
Our lawyers marshal all our firm’s resources — accident reconstructionists, investigators, videographers, and other experts — to analyze the accident and prepare a solid claim against the driver’s insurance policy and against applicable uninsured or underinsured motorist policies in order to recover the full compensation our client needs and deserves. We pursue compensation for all of their losses, including lost wages, medical treatment, pain and suffering, and much more.
Even when pedestrian injuries result from a hit-and-run accident, we have the experience, knowledge, and commitment to help our client recover the compensation they are entitled. Although the at-fault driver is unknown, compensation may still be available through an uninsured motorist claim.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident or bicycle accident in New Jersey or lower Manhattan, we can help. We have decades of experience handling the delicate issues in a wrongful death claim or personal injury claim. Recognizing that pedestrian injuries can be far more severe than other accidents — resulting in spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain injuries, amputation, complex leg fractures, and fatal injuries — our lawyers are resilient in their approach to pursuing the compensation our clients are entitled.
To learn more about Koles & Burke, LLP contact one of our offices in Jersey City, Bayonne, or New York. You can call us at 201-200-0300. We offer a free consultation on any accident cases.