Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional or a healthcare institution breaches, or violates, the standard of care, resulting in harm to the patient or when the negligent treatment worsens his or her condition. These devastating errors and substandard level of care can possibly go unnoticed for months or years but may result in long… Read More
Somerset County Medical Malpractice Attorneys fighting for the rights of clients across Somerset and Hunterdon Counties If you’ve had an X-ray, PET, CT, mammogram, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or any other type of scan in recent years, there’s a high likelihood the analysis was outsourced, and no one involved in reading your scan works… Read More
There are many different types of damages recoverable through personal injury and medical malpractice claims. These commonly include financial compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and more. One less known type of compensation is known as punitive damages. This legal concept allows victims of injurious accidents to hold entities responsible for gross negligence while also providing… Read More
Some hospital emergency rooms are well known for subjecting patients to long delays before they are evaluated by a physician or receive critical care. Delays in diagnosis and treatment can be the cause of serious harm. It can not be understated that excessive waits, be they a waiting room or even after initial patient registration… Read More
Nurse Liability For Injuries Sustained During Labor And Delivery For most, the birth of a new baby is nothing short of a joyful occasion for the family. Unfortunately, there are times when shortcomings in healthcare lead to birth-related injuries to both a mother and her child. As many are already aware Medical malpractice claims encompass a… Read More
Pedestrian Injury Attorney Somerville, NJ – Helping You Recover the Compensation You Need and Deserve
For many years now, there has been a steady stream of people moving from cities to the suburbs. This for a long time greatly increased the number of cars on the roads, and decreased pedestrian walking activity. Recently, we have been seeing a reverse in this trend. People are now favoring living in communities where you can walk to purchase common amenities, and from there even jump on public transportation.
With that in mind, it’s no surprise that while auto accident rates have been declining, we are seeing an increase in the number of pedestrian accidents in recent years.
Being injured while walking to the grocery store or work can have devastating consequences on your life. Depending on the severity of your injuries, it can seriously impact your ability to work, and medical costs are at an all-time high in the United States.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident, the Somerville law office of Brian J. Levine is ready to secure you the compensation you need and deserve for your injuries, and help you protect your family’s future. Practicing exclusively personal injury and medical malpractice law, we have the knowledge, experience, and dedication you need to guide you through the process of filing for, and winning, any personal injury claim.
Who is Liable in my Pedestrian Accident Case?
As with any personal injury case, New Jersey’s Comparative Negligence laws apply to pedestrian accidents. Comparative negligence basically says that the fault for any accident may lie with multiple parties, including the plaintiff (you), and compensation for injuries sustained may be lowered if it is determined that your own actions played a role in the accident.
This is why it is critical that you retain experienced personal injury counsel when pursuing any injury claim. Your lawyer can help prove that you were not at fault for your injuries, and secure you the best possible settlement.
Additionally, there may be situations where the fault is very clear, for example when another driver runs a red light and their actions were caught on camera. However, it is important to remember that even if their actions cause them to face criminal charges and penalties, in order to secure compensation, you still need to win a civil court case, and will most likely wish to have a personal injury lawyer to help you do so.
Contact an Experienced Bridgewater, NJ Pedestrian Accident Attorney
If you have been involved in any kind of accident, including a pedestrian accident, it is extremely important that you consult with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney before signing any kind of documents. You may unknowingly waive your right to pursue a personal injury claim, and your Somerset County personal injury attorney can help you make informed decisions about your case.
Attorney Brian J. Levine is a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Civil Trial Attorney, signifying his excellence in legal knowledge and trial skills as recognized by New Jersey judges and lawyers. Practicing exclusively personal injury and medical malpractice law, Brian Levine has the legal expertise and familiarity with the law that you need when pursuing a pedestrian accident claim.
To schedule a free and confidential consultation with Brian J. Levine today, contact us online or through our Somerville offices at 908-524-0123. All personal injury cases are taken on contingency, meaning that you do not pay until we win your case.
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