If you were injured as a pedestrian while jaywalking, you may believe you have no right to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit because it “was your fault.” In fact, pedestrians are assumed to have the right of way. Whether or not you were in a crosswalk, whether a traffic light was red, yellow or green and whether or not you were jaywalking, you should talk to an attorney. You may have a strong case against a driver of a truck or car that struck you while you were on foot.
At the law office of King, Kitrick, Jackson, McWeeney & Wells, LLC, we represent pedestrians who have been injured in Ocean County and Monmouth County. We know from experience in working with many other clients the types of challenges that you face, both physically and legally speaking. Pedestrian-car accidents often bring with them special factors such as:
• Was it a hit-and-run accident? If police do not soon identify the motorist who struck you, our investigators are prepared to continue the search. We will do our best to track down the negligent party and hold that person accountable to compensate you for your injuries.
• If the hit-and-run driver is not found, we will work to help you find financial relief through other channels, such as through your own car insurance underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage.
A Timely and Effective Personal Injury Claim Can Bring Financial Relief
After a serious or catastrophic injury, the affected person can take a very long time to heal, both physically and emotionally. Financial troubles compound the difficulties after a pedestrian accident. It is critical to take the steps that you can to maximize recovery of compensation. A proven-effective attorney advocate can make a great difference in your personal injury case.
Will You Qualify for Workers’ Compensation or Social Security Benefits?
If your pedestrian accident occurred while you were on duty at your job, we can help you begin a workers’ compensation claim right away. If your injuries will leave you unable to work for a year or more, we can advise you on how to document an application for Social Security Disability.
Protecting the Rights of the Injured Pedestrian — Lawyers at King, Kitrick, Jackson, McWeeney & Wells, LLC
We usually represent the injured on a contingency basis. Contact us by phone or e-mail to schedule a free consultation with an Ocean County pedestrian accident attorney. Learn how we can help you recover compensation that you are entitled to after any type of traffic accident in New Jersey. Call (732) 920-8383 or by send us an email.