A 28-year-old man was killed in a New Jersey car accident when he exited his vehicle and was struck by a car on the highway. According to The Star-Ledger, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred on Interstate 280 in East Orange. The man exited his vehicle after being involved in a crash. As he walked in the right-center lane of traffic, a 2007 Lincoln Town Car struck him. He died at the scene of the crash. The fatal collision remains under investigation.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2009 Crash Facts report, out of 583 traffic fatalities in New Jersey, 157 of the fatally injured victims were pedestrians. Anytime a pedestrian is killed in a New Jersey car accident, it must be determined who had the right-of-way and why the driver was unable to avoid the collision.
The family of someone killed in a New Jersey pedestrian accident may pursue financial compensation for their loss by filing a New Jersey wrongful death claim. In such cases, compensation may be available for funeral expenses, hospital bills and lost future wages. An experienced wrongful death attorney will work to hold the at-fault driver civilly liable for the fatal crash.
The dedicated Princeton pedestrian accident attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein work diligently to make sure that our injured clients are fairly compensated for all the damages they have sustained. Our experienced personal injury attorneys approach all cases with sensitivity, dignity and respect. We will remain on your side, fight for your rights and ensure that you obtain just compensation. Call us today 609-240-0040 today for a free consultation and comprehensive claim evaluation.