Pedestrian Accident Attorney

About Hasner & Hasner, PA

Hasner & Hasner, PA is a family-owned law firm that specializes in personal injury law, including pedestrian accidents. The firm was founded by Louis G. Hasner, and his son David Hasner, licensed attorneys with over 50 years of experience practicing law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
At Hasner & Hasner, PA, we understand how difficult it can be to recover from a pedestrian accident. We have a team of experienced personal injury attorneys and staff who are experienced in handling pedestrian accidents and can guide you through the legal process. We are committed to providing our clients with personalized attention and dedicated representation.
Our pedestrian accident lawyers have the expertise and understanding to handle all types of pedestrian accidents, including those involving crosswalks, jaywalking, and vehicle negligence. We also have experience representing clients injured in accidents involving hit-and-run drivers, inattentive drivers, and drunk drivers.
If you have been hurt in a pedestrian collision, you must act immediately. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Pennsylvania and New Jersey is two years from the date of the incident. It is crucial to connect with a pedestrian accident attorney as soon as possible in order to safeguard your rights and satisfy all deadlines.

Steps to Take After a Pedestrian Accident

There are a number of actions you should take if you have been injured in a pedestrian accident to protect your interests. First, get medical help right away, no matter how minor the injury may seem at first. Symptoms of certain injuries may not manifest until days or weeks after an accident. Call the local police and submit an accident report, or contact an attorney like Hasner and Hasner, PA and retain them to assist you in filing a report. This report will be crucial for determining fault and liability in the accident. Thirdly, obtain the names, telephone numbers, and addresses of any witnesses to the accident. Finally, call the pedestrian accident attorneys at Hasner and Hasner, PA, as quickly as possible to guarantee that you obtain the compensation you deserve and to preserve your rights.

Types of Insurance

If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident, there are several types of insurance that may apply to your case. If the other driver was at fault, their liability insurance should cover your medical bills, missed wages, and other losses. If the driver was uninsured or underinsured, you may be able to file a claim with your own insurance company under your uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. In addition, if you were walking on the job when the accident occurred, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation.


Pedestrian accidents are governed by a variety of state and local laws. Understanding these laws is important when pursuing a claim. Here are some of the most important laws related to pedestrian accidents:

  • Right-of-Way: New Jersey Statutes Annotated (NJSA) 39:4-36 – This law requires drivers to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians in marked crosswalks, unmarked crosswalks at intersections, and sidewalks. Also, pedestrians must defer to automobiles when crossing outside of a recognized crosswalk or intersection.
  • No-Fault Insurance: New Jersey Statutes Annotated (NJSA) 39:6A-4 – New Jersey is a no-fault insurance state, which requires all drivers to carry personal injury protection (PIP) insurance to cover their own medical expenses and lost wages in the event of an accident, regardless of who is at fault.
  • Comparative negligence: New Jersey Statutes Annotated (NJSA) 2A:15-5.2. This law addresses comparative negligence in personal injury cases. This means that if a pedestrian could be found to be partially or entirely to blame for an accident. If a pedestrian is found to be at fault for an accident, their compensation may be cut in proportion to how much they were at fault or eliminated altogether.
  • Crosswalks and Duty to Stop: New Jersey Statutes Annotated (NJSA) 39:4-36 and 39:4-32 – These laws require drivers to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians in crosswalks, whether marked or unmarked, and prohibits pedestrians from crossing outside of a crosswalk at an intersection with a traffic control device.
  • Jaywalking: New Jersey Statutes Annotated (NJSA) 39:4-34 – This law prohibits pedestrians from crossing a roadway outside of a marked or unmarked crosswalk at any point other than a marked or unmarked crosswalk at an intersection with a traffic control device.
  • Vehicle-Specific Laws: Depending on the type of vehicle involved in the accident, there may be specific laws that apply. For example, commercial truck drivers are subject to federal regulations related to driver fatigue, drug and alcohol testing, and vehicle maintenance. Motorcyclists must wear helmets and follow specific laws related to lane splitting and other maneuvers.

At Hasner & Hasner, our pedestrian accident attorneys are knowledgeable about the laws and regulations related to these types of accidents and can help you navigate the legal system to obtain the compensation you deserve.

Victim Rights

As a victim of a pedestrian accident, you have certain rights. You have the right to compensation for the damages caused by the accident, depending on the circumstances. This includes medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related expenses. You also have the right to a fair settlement that covers all of your damages. Our pedestrian accident attorneys at Hasner & Hasner can help you understand your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Common Ways to Stay Safe

  • Pedestrian accidents can be prevented by taking certain precautions. Some of the common ways to stay safe while walking include:
  • Using marked crosswalks and following traffic signals.
  • Walking on the sidewalk or designated pedestrian paths.
  • Wearing bright or reflective clothing to increase visibility, especially at night.
  • Avoiding distractions such as texting or listening to music while walking.
  • Walking against traffic on roads without sidewalks.
  • Making eye contact with drivers before crossing the street.

Common Injuries

Pedestrian accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, from minor scrapes and bruises to life-threatening injuries. Some of the common injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents include:

  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Cuts, scrapes, and bruises
  • Emotional trauma such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

What to Expect

At the law firm of Hasner & Hasner, PA, we understand that being involved in a pedestrian accident can be a traumatic experience. That’s why we’re here to help you every step of the way. After you contact us, we’ll schedule a consultation with one of our experienced pedestrian accident attorneys to discuss your case.
During the consultation, we’ll ask you questions about the accident, your injuries, and any medical treatment you’ve received. We’ll also ask you to provide us with any documentation you have related to the accident, such as medical records and police reports.
Once we have a clear understanding of your case, we’ll investigate the accident to determine who was at fault. We’ll review any available video footage, speak with witnesses, and consult with experts, such as accident reconstruction specialists, to build a strong case on your behalf.
Throughout the process, we’ll keep you informed of our progress and answer any questions you may have. We’re committed to working with you and for you like you are part of the family, and we won’t settle for less than the full and fair compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses.

Average Compensation

When you’ve been involved in a pedestrian accident, you may be wondering what kind of compensation you can expect to receive. While every case is unique, there are several factors that can impact the amount of compensation you may be entitled to receive.
Some of the factors that can impact the compensation you may receive include the severity of your injuries, the impact those injuries have on your ability to work, and the amount of medical bills and other expenses you’ve incurred as a result of the accident. Other factors may include whether the driver who caused the accident was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, whether they were speeding, and whether they were distracted at the time of the accident, as all of these factors may apply to determine their percentage of liability.
It’s important to remember that every case is different, and there is no guarantee of a specific amount of compensation. However, at Hasner & Hasner, we have successfully represented many clients in pedestrian accident cases, and we have a track record of securing significant settlements and verdicts on their behalf. We consider success to be happy clients, and we have many of them.

Why Us

We understand that a pedestrian accident can be a life-changing event, and we are committed to helping you recover the compensation you deserve. We will work with you to understand the details of your case, and we will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries and other losses. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, don’t hesitate to contact our pedestrian accident attorneys at the law firm of Hasner & Hasner, PA. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case and answer any questions you may have. Our attorneys are licensed to work on cases in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
We also understand how frustrating it can be to want to speak with your lawyer directly and be passed off to a support staff member. Louis and David Hasner make every effort to be available for each one of their clients personally.