Pedestrian & Bicycle Accident Lawyers in Atlantic City
Atlantic County Attorneys Representing New Jersey Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents Victims
Pedestrians and bicyclists have rights. Pedestrians have the right to cross the road safely in crosswalks. Bicyclists have as much right to use New Jersey streets as motor vehicles do.
When others violate their rights, cyclists and pedestrians are typically the ones who pay the price — sometimes with their lives.
Cyclists and Pedestrians Have Rights. We Protect Them.
Were you injured in a bicycle or pedestrian accident? Was a member of your family killed while riding a bike, crossing a street or just walking down a sidewalk? You may have the right to obtain financial compensation for losses associated with the accident.
To learn more, please contact the personal injury attorneys at The Law Office of Christopher A. Brown in Atlantic City, New Jersey. We help people recover full compensation for their injuries and other losses caused by the negligence or recklessness of another.
New Jersey’s Pedestrian Accident Problem
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that pedestrian fatalities accounted for 23.8 percent of all New Jersey traffic fatalities in 2013. The national average is 14 percent. Clearly, our state has a serious problem with pedestrian accidents.
New Jersey law requires vehicles to come to a full stop and stay stopped when a pedestrian is crossing the street in a marked crosswalk. Vehicles must yield to pedestrians in unmarked crosswalks. Failure to do so can result in fines and community service.
Criminal Penalties: Cold Comfort for the Injured Pedestrians
The criminal consequences for violating these laws provide no monetary relief for pedestrian accident victims. Injured pedestrians must turn to the civil courts for seek financial compensation by filing a personal injury claim.
Our personal injury attorneys focus on maximizing compensation for those injured while trying to cross a street or ride a bike.
Experienced Legal Help for Injured Bicyclists in New Jersey
Like pedestrians, bikers have little or no physical protection in accidents involving motor vehicles.
Motor vehicle drivers often injure cyclists when drivers:
- Fail to pay attention to the road
- Change lanes without checking mirrors
- Open doors of parked cars in front of bikers
- Intentionally or unintentionally run cyclists off the road
- Turn directly in front of oncoming bicyclists
Our founder, Attorney Christopher Brown, is a Certified Civil Trial Attorney. His associate, Jennifer Torsiello Cassett, spent nine years defending insurance companies in personal injury claims. Together they have the skills and experience to help bicycle and pedestrian accident victims receive full compensation for their losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and more.
Our law firm is not a personal injury “mill” that signs up as many clients as possible and settles them quickly for a fraction of their true value. Our personal injury attorneys understand what an injury case is worth and works diligently to achieve full compensation for all of your accident-related losses.
To learn more, please call 609-344-8270 or contact us online. There is no charge to discuss your case. You will pay no legal fees unless and until we obtain damages in your bicycle or pedestrian accident claim.
From our office in Atlantic City, The Law Office of Christopher A. Brown represents clients throughout New Jersey.