A New Jersey driver reportedly caused the death of an Evesham man in a pedestrian accident, according to this news report in the Burlington County Times. The pedestrian accident victim was reportedly walking on the southbound shoulder of a road when he was struck by the northbound vehicle. Police say the drugs inside the man’s vehicle were unauthorized prescription painkillers.
Pedestrian accidents are devastating to pedestrians because when a pedestrian is hit by a car or another vehicle, the laws of physics almost guarantee that he or she will be badly injured. Like all drivers, New Jersey drivers have the legal obligation to watch for pedestrians on the road.
Unfortunately, many drivers are negligent. More than 20 percent of New Jersey traffic deaths in 2005 involved pedestrian accidents, while the national percentage was just 11.2 percent. The most common causes of pedestrian versus auto accident include inattention, intoxication, falling asleep at the wheel and distractions such as texting or talking on the cell phone.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a New Jersey pedestrian accident, you may have a legal claim against the driver of the vehicle that hit you. In a New Jersey pedestrian accident lawsuit, victims must show a jury that the carelessness or negligence of the driver caused the accident. The driver’s insurance company will almost always try and blame the pedestrian for the accident.
You need an aggressive and experienced personal injury law firm such as Lependorf & Silverstein to represent you in your New Jersey pedestrian accident case. We will make sure you receive fair compensation for your personal injuries, damages and loss. Our Princeton New Jersey pedestrian accident attorneys have helped win millions for auto accident victims and other personal injury clients. We can help you too. Please call us today for a free consultation.