New Jersey Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Over $1 Billion Recovered for Injured Victims
Pedestrians face a variety of risks when traversing local roads, parking lots, and properties on foot, and have little to protect them against serious injuries. When pedestrians suffer harm due to the negligent acts of others, recovering full compensation can become a critical task.
At Levinson Axelrod, P.A., our award-winning New Jersey pedestrian accident lawyers know how to protect victims' rights. If you or someone you love has been harmed on foot due to a negligent motorist, property owner, or some other preventable cause, we may be able to help you file a civil personal injury claim to recover compensation for your damages.
Why Retain Levinson Axelrod, P.A.?
- More than $1 billion recovered for clients.
- Over $350 million recovered in the past 5 years alone.
- Multiple offices staffed by a New Jersey Certified Civil Trial / Workers’ Comp Specialist.
- FREE consultations & no fee unless we win.
Levinson Axelrod, P.A. has been trusted by accident victims across New Jersey since 1939. Backed by a team of award-winning advocates, we are available to review your potential case and discuss how we can help. To request a FREE case review, call (732) 440-3089.
Who is Liable for Your Pedestrian Accident?
Determining liability, or the financial responsibility of a party deemed at-fault for causing preventable injuries, is a key objective in personal injury cases. It can also be one of the most difficult. That’s because accidents can be caused by many different factors, and unearthing the underlying cause in your accident requires the attention of experienced and resourceful attorneys who know what to look for.
With the help of investigators and accident reconstruction experts, Levinson Axelrod, P.A. scrutinizes the facts of our clients’ cases to identify who can be held responsible for their accidents, and whether there is sufficient insurance coverage to compensate them for their losses.
While the best way to determine liability in a pedestrian accident is to have your case personally evaluated by a lawyer, there are several parties commonly named as defendants in these cases. Examples include:
- Negligent motorists responsible for car accidents involving pedestrians in intersections, crosswalks, or parking lots.
- Contractors or companies responsible for construction site accidents involving pedestrians injured by falls, falling objects, or worksite debris.
- Property owners that fail to rectify known hazards on their premises, including hazards that can cause slip and fall accidents.
- Commercial trucking companies or bus companies responsible for pedestrian crashes involving a commercial tractor-trailer or passenger carrier.
- Other pedestrians or bicyclists who negligently or intentionally injure pedestrians.
- Pet owners responsible for dog bite injuries or animal attacks.
How Compensation Works in Pedestrian Accident Cases
Pedestrian accident victims who bring personal injury lawsuits seek a financial recovery of their damages. As victims of negligence, plaintiffs in these cases are entitled to compensation for both their financial and non-economic damages. This includes losses such as:
- Hospital and medical bills
- Expenses for any future required medical care
- Past and future lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional suffering
Because pedestrians lack any form of protection or safety equipment to shield them from suffering severe injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spine injuries, and broken bones, it is often the case that victims with pedestrian accident claims seek considerable sums for their extensive losses.
This is due in large part to injuries that leave victims with permanent disabilities, the inability to work or perform the same type of work they did prior to accidents, and a variety of expenses and losses they are likely to incur in the future.
In claims involving catastrophic injuries, Levinson Axelrod, P.A. takes great care to pursue the compensation families need, and works with medical experts to calculate the full scope of any future medical needs our clients will face due to their injuries.
Proven Success Representing the Injured
Levinson Axelrod, P.A. takes pride in having cultivated a legacy of proven results. Our award-winning lawyers have represented victims injured in a variety of pedestrian, parking lot, premises, and construction site accidents, and have recovered millions of dollars on their behalves.
Examples of our case results:
- $3.2 million for a client injured in a slip and fall accident on ice at an outlet shopping plaza.
- $2.5 million for a pedestrian who injured her ankle when stepping into a cement cut-out in a commercial sidewalk where a tree had been planted. At the time, our client had been walking on the sidewalk to attend a downtown holiday festival.
- $875,000 for a pedestrian injured when he was struck by a car while exiting a school bus. Because the vehicle driver lacked sufficient liability insurance, this claim was brought under the bus company’s Underinsured Motorist policy.
- $410,000 settlement for a client injured after tripping and falling over a wheel-stop in a parking lot near the entrance of a day care center.
- $695,000 settlement for a client who fell in a hole while walking through a parking lot toward the front entrance of a restaurant.
If you wish to discuss a potential pedestrian accident and your legal options, our New Jersey attorneys at Levinson Axelrod, P.A. are here to help. With multiple office locations across the state, we serve all 21 counties in New Jersey, and offer FREE consultations remotely.
Tractor-Trailer Jury Verdict $8,000,000
A 35-year-old laborer who resides in Kearny was seriously injured while working on the median of a highway when a passing tractor-trailer lost a wheel that struck him. Evidence at trial established that after a recent tire change, the lug nuts were not properly secured by both the owner and the independent contractor who had installed the tire. Our client suffered severe head and orthopedic injuries and is now totally disabled as a result of the accident.
Personal Injury Settlement $7,000,000
A Middlesex County man was severely injured and burned as a result of a collision with a truck. The truck driver had lost control of his vehicle and had come through a median barrier which had failed to redirect the truck away from oncoming traffic. Expert testimony established that the median barrier was defective and therefore failed to protect motorist from this type of accident.
Personal Injury Jury Verdict $6,000,000
A female drunk driver crashed into plaintiff’s vehicle causing multiple fractures to the right ankle and foot. Plaintiff’s doctor testified that plaintiff would be under pain management protocol for the rest of his life due to this condition.
Tractor-Trailer Settlement $3,700,000
A Morristown woman was injured when her vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer that lost control on black ice on Interstate 287. The defendant's truck had jack-knifed as it was changing lanes in order to avoid an earlier accident. The accident resulted in our client suffering severe head injuries.
Motorcycle Collision Settlement $2,500,000
A young man was seriously injured while riding his motorcycle to work when another driver made a left hand turn in front of him, leaving our client had no memory of the accident. He suffered a number of serious fractures and underwent multiple surgeries, leaving him with disabilities. The case settled on the second day of trial.
Auto Accident Settlement $2,500,000
Levinson Axelrod Partner, Mark V. Kuminski represented a local Franklin Township woman who was involved in a three-car motor vehicle accident. The incident occurred when one of the drivers, later named as the defendant in the personal injury lawsuit filed by Mark and our firm, rear-ended a vehicle that had been stopped. Mark’s ability to express the full scope of damages incurred by our client, proved successful in compelling the jury to rule in our client’s favor.
Tractor-Trailer Judgment $2,000,000
A truck driver was injured in a chain reaction collision accident on the New Jersey Turnpike. The defendant had been operating a tractor-trailer in front of our client's vehicle and had jackknifed in an attempt to bring its vehicle to an abrupt stop. Our client's vehicle then struck the defendant's trailer from behind, causing our client serious leg injuries, resulting in amputation.
Auto Accident Settlement $1,750,000
A father and daughter were killed in motor vehicle accident when the vehicle they were passengers in was struck by the defendant's delivery truck. Evidence established during discovery revealed that the delivery truck driver had run a red light and was also speeding at the time of the accident.
Auto Accident Settlement $1,500,000
Our client was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a single car accident, which occurred when the driver of the vehicle she was in lost control while passing another car. There was an allegation that the driver was racing another car when the accident occurred. Our client sustained cervical and lumbar injuries and was ultimately required to undergo surgery on her neck.
Auto Accident Settlement $1,250,000
A Howell Township teenager was a passenger in a car when the driver lost control of the vehicle, resulting in a violent crash against a tree. Our client suffered a traumatic brain injury resulting in major memory loss, poor concentration and cognitive deficits, in addition to multiple fractures and deep lacerations to the tendons of his left hand requiring plastic surgery. The proceeds of the settlement on behalf of our client were put into a Trust to pay for his special needs throughout his life.
Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is committed to helping good people through difficult times. We build real relationships and make communication a priority to provide the best possible service and results.
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