A New Jersey pedestrian accident occurred November 19 and left the victim with serious injuries, according to a report on 6abc.com. The pedestrian accident occurred on the corner of Cranford Road and Berlin Road in Cherry Hill at about 7:30 p.m. Police have not yet determined the cause of the crash, although the driver of the motor vehicle did stop at the scene of the accident. The injured pedestrian was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2009 there were 4,092 pedestrian fatalities. Of those, 157 fatalities occurred in New Jersey, which is an increase from the 135 pedestrian fatalities that occurred the previous year.
Pedestrian accidents in New Jersey are very dangerous and oftentimes result in serious injury or even death, since a pedestrian doesn’t have the protection of a motor vehicle like the occupants of passenger vehicles do. Motorists who do not obey traffic signs or who do not pay attention where pedestrians are present run the risk of causing a serious or even fatal pedestrian accident.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident in New Jersey and you believe that negligence was a contributing factor, please contact the knowledgeable Princeton pedestrian accident injury attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein. We have the skills and resources necessary to meticulously examine your pedestrian accident case and hold negligent parties accountable for their actions. Injuries sustained in a New Jersey pedestrian accident don’t only affect an individual physically, but mentally and financially as well. Mounting medical bills, loss of income due to time off of work, pain and suffering, rehabilitation and other expenses can add up quickly, leaving a family financially devastated. At Lependorf & Silverstein, we can ensure that you are compensated justly and fairly for damages caused by a negligent party. Call our personal injury law firm today at 1-609-240-0040 for a free consultation.