A 58-year-old man was killed in a New Jersey car accident after he was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street. According to a news report on MyCentralJersey.com, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred on Amboy Avenue. Police say the victim was not crossing the road at an intersection or crosswalk. The victim sustained several fractures and died at a nearby hospital. The 25-year-old male driver has not been charged for the fatal collision but he was cited for driving an uninsured vehicle.
Pedestrians are required under the law to cross the road in a safe manner at a reasonable location. Following a fatal pedestrian accident, investigators need to determine if the pedestrian was acting in a reasonably safe manner and why the driver was unable to avoid the collision. Eyewitnesses have a critical role to play in a New Jersey pedestrian accident because they can confirm details such as whether the victim was in a crosswalk at the time.
The family of someone killed in a New Jersey pedestrian accident as a result of negligence or wrongdoing may file a wrongful death claim to pursue financial compensation for their losses. When the at-fault party is uninsured or underinsured, compensation may be available by dealing directly with the victim’s insurance. Uninsured motorist coverage allows victims and their families to pursue compensation following an accident where the at-fault motorist is uninsured or underinsured.
The New Jersey wrongful death car accident attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein have had a successful track record of battling insurance companies on behalf of injured victims or their families. We help families pursue the compensation they need for hospital bills, funeral expenses and lost wages. Please call us at 609-240-0040 for a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation.