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Atlantic City’s bustling boardwalks, Marina district dining, and legendary gambling locations make it a pedestrian-friendly destination for both visitors and locals. Unfortunately, the iconic hustle and bustle that led to Atlantic City’s world-famous reputation also results in an inordinate number of pedestrian accidents. It’s important to speak with an Atlantic personal injury lawyer to ensure your rights are protected and you get the compensation you deserve. Whether you’re a local walking within your community or a tourist enjoying a daytime visit to the boardwalk or late-night casino hopping, as a pedestrian, you’re extremely vulnerable in an accident with a 4,000-pound metal vehicle.
Atlantic City’s dense population and high level of 24-hour activity make it a mecca for pedestrians. Sadly, it’s also a region with more than its share of serious accidents involving pedestrians. If you were walking in Atlantic City and a negligent driver caused you harm, you deserve compensation for the serious economic and non-economic damages you’ve suffered.
Liability in Pedestrian Accidents in Atlantic City
Because New Jersey is a no-fault insurance state, any type of traffic accident, including pedestrian accidents, requires injury victims to file a claim against their own insurance policy. The Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance you’re required to purchase in New Jersey should cover the medical expenses related to your injuries but does not allow you to claim non-economic damages like pain and suffering. However, due to the high likelihood of very serious or grave injuries associated with pedestrian accidents, when a driver was at-fault for the accident through an act of negligence—such as driving through a crosswalk—or wrongdoing, such as driving while intoxicated, you could be entitled to compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. Our attorneys who specialize in car accidents can help you file this type of claim and may help you more fully recover damages not included in your basic PIP coverage.
What Damages Can I Recover in an Atlantic City Pedestrian Accident Claim?
Pedestrians are extremely vulnerable to serious or even catastrophic injuries like Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), spinal cord injuries, internal injuries, road-rash scarring, and amputations. Even less serious injuries like fractures and soft-tissue damage can result in significant medical expenses and lost time from work. If you’ve suffered serious injuries due to the actions of a driver in Atlantic City, you deserve compensation for damages such as:
- Medical expenses related to your injury
- Any future medical expenses for further treatment, procedures, or ongoing medical care
- Lost wages
- Future lost wages or diminished earning capacity if you’ve suffered a disabling accident
- Pain and suffering
- Other non-economic damages like emotional trauma, loss of enjoyment of life, and punitive damages for particularly egregious wrongdoing on the part of the driver
While gaining financial compensation for pain and suffering and other intangible damages can’t undo the harm the accident caused, it can help you to maximize your recovery through the best medical care with fewer financial worries.
Why Choose Us for Your Atlantic City Pedestrian Accident Claim?
At Grungo Law, we have a long history of strong defense for our Atlantic City clients who’ve been injured through no fault of their own in a preventable accident. While pedestrians can make mistakes too, the vast majority of pedestrian accidents occur when a driver acts negligently by disregarding traffic laws, ignoring pedestrian right-of-way rules, or through distraction or intoxication while driving. Our dedicated attorneys will meticulously investigate your accident, your insurance policy, and the insurance policy of the person at fault in order to determine the best way forward for your claim to maximize your compensation.
If you or a loved one sustained injuries in a pedestrian accident in Atlantic City or the surrounding area, reach out to our firm today for a free evaluation of your case.