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Pedestrian Accidents

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Thousands of pedestrians are injured and killed on our streets every day. Many of these accidents could have been avoided and are caused by an inattentive or careless motor vehicle driver. According to Centers for Disease Control statistics, 70,000 pedestrians were injured in 2010 in the United States. You or your loved one could be one of these pedestrians.

It is common knowledge that carelessness or inattentive driving, caused by using a cell phone and texting, impairs one's ability to operate a motor vehicle. These distractions have proven to reduce a driver’s concentration; however, people continue to drive distracted, with sometimes disastrous results, causing serious injuries and death for pedestrians.  

Pedestrian victims may feel emotionally compensated when drivers are found guilty of careless, reckless, or drunk driving in court. These drivers may face license suspension, fines and perhaps jail. Unfortunately, this type of “compensation” may deliver only a small sense of satisfaction without adequately addressing other losses suffered by an injured victim.

These penalties alone do not compensate for the full spectrum of physical and emotional injuries inflicted on an injured pedestrian victim. And these remedies certainly do not even begin to compensate for a loved one’s death. Some injuries and conditions last long after the accident, do not heal, and may endure over a victim’s lifetime. Often, victims do not adequately attend to their medical treatment, for a variety of reasons, and brush off their injuries as minor. It is a mistake not to identify all injuries and to receive medical treatment. Another mistake is not seeking immediate legal advice from a NJ personal injury attorney.

Many accident victims, with injuries that can result in lifelong consequences, do not seek timely legal advice either. It may be many years later, too late to take legal action, when a victim finally realizes that they should have sought legal advice concerning their injuries. Your best decision, following an accident, is to first seek treatment for your injuries and next to call an NJ injury attorney with the right experience. This is a critical decision that will benefit both you and your loved ones. At the New Jersey personal injury law firm of Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, our attorneys can review your case and help you understand your rights.

If you are victim of a traffic accident, caused by a negligent or drunk driver, contact Helmer, Conley & Kasselman to speak with an attorney who has the appropriate experience to help guide you through your options. These options include a process that will help compensate you for your losses. These losses caused by the accident and resulting treatment for injuries can include lost wages from missing time from a job, medical expenses, medical monitoring, and future suffering.

Our attorneys can assist you in dealing with the confusing and time-consuming process of dealing with the insurance companies. We will also explain your options in filing suit if appropriate.

Our initial consultation is free, and our personal injury practice is conducted on a contingency fee basis. This means that our clients only pay our firm for our services if we reach a settlement or verdict.

If you or someone you know has been a victim of a car accident caused by an inattentive or careless driver, contact Helmer Conley & Kasselman to speak with a NJ personal injury lawyer.  

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