An 83-year-old man was seriously injured in a New Jersey car accident when a car hit him as he crossed the street. According to The Independent Press, the pedestrian accident occurred on Summit Avenue near Springfield Avenue in Summit. The man was crossing the road when a car driven by a 51-year-old woman from Toms River struck him. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he is listed in critical condition. No charges have been filed, but the crash remains under investigation.
Whenever a person is injured in a New Jersey pedestrian accident, there are a number of questions that must be asked. Was the victim crossing the road at an intersection or crosswalk? Was the pedestrian violating New Jersey Statute 39:4-32 and 33 by failing to obey pedestrian signals? Did the pedestrian fail to yield the right-of-way to a vehicle at a location where there was no crosswalk? Why was the motorist unable to avoid the collision? Was the driver distracted, speeding, impaired, or fatigued?
Drivers are legally required to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians at intersections and in crosswalks and must use due care and caution where pedestrians are crossing or walking. Victims who choose to file a personal injury claim against negligent motorists may pursue compensation for losses such as medical bills, loss of wages, cost of hospitalization, and physical therapy. Seeking compensation following an injury accident is not easy, but a skilled car accident attorney can make sure the rights of the injured victim are protected.
The experienced New Jersey auto accident injury attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein have a long history of getting injured victims of pedestrian accidents the compensation they need and rightfully deserve. Please contact our law offices at (609) 240-0040 to schedule your free and comprehensive consultation today.