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Pedestrian Accidents

Our New Jersey Accident Attorneys Represent Injured Pedestrians

Helping injury victims in our community since 1976

Nationwide, approximately 70,000 pedestrians were injured — 4,280 of them fatally — in traffic-related crashes in 2010. This means that a pedestrian was killed just about every two hours and injured approximately every eight minutes. These statistics highlight the dangers to walkers and runners across the country.

Seigel Law is solely devoted to injury recovery in our communities of Ridgewood, Hackensack, Fair Lawn, Teaneck, Garfield, Fort Lee, Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth and Clifton. Since we began our practice in 1976, our team has witnessed the devastating effects of being hit by a car on our New Jersey roadways. We help you hold the driver who injured you or your child responsible.

Rate of pedestrian deaths in New Jersey is high

At 25 percent, New Jersey has one of the highest rates of pedestrian deaths to number of total auto accident fatalities in the country. Children and senior citizens are most at risk of being struck by a car. In an effort to rid the state of this undesirable distinction, the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety has implemented a comprehensive pedestrian safety program that includes:

  • Education of pedestrians and drivers
  • Enforcement of pedestrian and driving laws
  • Engineering of pedestrian-friendly roadways

The program emphasizes the message that pedestrian safety is a shared responsibility between drivers and the pedestrians themselves.

Hit-and-run pedestrian accidents

A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) evaluation reports that 20 percent of pedestrian traffic deaths resulted from hit-and-run accidents. Leaving the scene of an accident is not only unethical, but it is also illegal. Yet, drivers who are drunk, uninsured or reckless may believe they can get away with fleeing troublesome circumstances. Many of these hit-and-run drivers are caught and brought to justice.

However, you have options even if the driver is never apprehended. Your auto insurance policy may cover your injuries, just as it would if you were in another type of motor vehicle accident. You may also have a claim against the city or other third party for negligent actions that contributed to your traffic accident.

Protect your rights to recover compensation after a pedestrian accident in New Jersey

Seigel Law concentrates exclusively on personal injury recovery. Call our law firm at 201.444.4000 or contact us online to schedule your free first-time consultation. From our office in Ridgewood, we help pedestrians injured in Passaic, Bergen, Essex and Hudson County, and throughout northern New Jersey. Our lawyers visit you in your home or at the hospital if your injuries prevent you from traveling to our office. You owe us no attorney fees unless we recover damages through verdict or settlement.

  • $7,900,000

    Recovery on behalf of the 16-year-old girl injured by electrical malfunction

  • $8,000,000

    Jury verdict in a catastrophic injury case

  • $1,100,000

    Settlement for a fractured arm in Passaic County

  • $4,775,000

    Settlement for a woman in Bergen County injured in a trucking accident

Meet Our Attorneys

  • (95 Reviews)

    By Teresa R Perez - January, 2018

    I have had a great experience thus far. The personal injury process is stressful and they have been helpful and courteous in getting me the right referrals. I was injured while visiting NJ and live in another state, my case is not an easy one but they are working diligently to help. I appreciate the personalized attention and highly recommend this firm.

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    By Miriam Smith-Leone - December, 2017

    The law office was great with my back and neck injury. They directed me to the right doctors and got me a huge settlement. Being a single mom, it help pay off all my debt and bills. Me and my kids can have a bill free christmas, with plenty of food and happiness, stress free. They are the best ever and I would highly recommend them to anyone rich or poor, who has been in an accident and need legal help...

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    By L C - October, 2017

    After the misfortune of suffering an injury, I had the good fortune to choose Seigel Law to represent me. During my initial meeting with Jan Seigel, I found him to be extremely confident and reassuring---he totally put me at ease. I was represented by Mark Mc Bratney---an EXCELLENT attorney. He was supportive and professional through the entire process, and provided an excellent outcome for my case.

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    By Liliana Paredes - October, 2017

    Honest, trustworthy and very straight forward. In unvarnished truth Jonas Siegel will tell you exactly where you stand and what direction you should go. Jonas has tenacity coupled with a degree of tenderness, but never losing site of the end goal, which is to protect, defend and have the best outcome for his clients. I defenetly recoment this law firm. Thanks for helping me out in my case.

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    By Oren Goldshmidt - September, 2017

    I'd like to thank everyone at segal law for the amazing experience they provided me. From the moment I stepped in to the end of the case , segal and his team delivered exactly what they promised. I couldn't have received any better treatment from a law firm. Any concerns, questions or problems I had were addressed and dealt with accordingly...

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What we offer our clients


Personal injury and medical knowledge

Our knowledgeable team of personal injury lawyers includes a medical doctor who advises on complex medical topics


One-on-one attorney attention

By maintaining a limited number of cases, our attorneys can provide personalized attention to each client we serve


Results-oriented strategies

Our lawyers have won numerous high verdicts and settlements, many in the high six- and seven-figure range, for our injured clients


Trial experience

Every trial attorney in our firm is a certified trial attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court


Communication as a priority

We understand how important communication is to a successful attorney-client relationship, we return calls within 24 hours


Community involvement

Our lawyers and staff are active in community outreach and community service programs

  • "The lawyers at Seigel Law know how to get you the results you want. Jan Seigel and His team returned every one of my phone calls, listened to me and worked with me to a desirable outcome. Seigel Law definitely goes above and beyond to protect the injured." - B.M.

  • "After my car accident, my life turned into a disaster. Dealing with everything became impossible. Jan Seigel and his people helped me with every aspect of my injuries and the insurance companies so I could focus on healing. They helped me through everything and they got me what I was due." - M.P.

  • "I found the personnel to be very efficient, and work very quickly. I'm happy that I was referred to this firm, because I found that I was very comfortable working with them." - F.V.

  • "Amazing. I have to say they were very supportive and were able to give me tons of information. I didn't feel rushed and felt they truly cared about my well-being. Their website is also extremely helpful and well setup." - T.D.

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