A 20-year-old man, a 56-year-old woman and a 58-year-old man were injured in a New Jersey accident when an SUV struck them. According to The Star-Ledger, the pedestrian accident occurred on Dunhams Corner Road at Colonial Drive in East Brunswick. The three pedestrians were walking in a marked crosswalk when a 2006 Nissan Murano, driven by a 53-year-old man, struck all three of them. It is unclear how seriously the victims were hurt or if the driver will be cited for the collision.
Under New Jersey Statute 39-4-36: “The driver of a vehicle must stop and stay stopped for a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk, but shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection.” Drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians at crosswalks may be cited and held liable for the damages they cause.
Victims of a pedestrian accident in New Jersey can hold negligent drivers liable for the damages suffered by filing a personal injury claim. Damages that may be covered by a civil lawsuit include hospital costs, medical expenses, time away from work and pain and suffering. Injured victims often need the guidance and counsel of an experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyer to help handle insurance companies and to be successful with their claim.
The Princeton pedestrian accident injury attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein serve the injured victims of New Jersey car accidents. We provide free case evaluations at 609-240-0040 to anyone injured by a negligent driver in New Jersey. We help our clients get the compensation they need while holding the at-fault party accountable for their actions.