NJ.com reports that a 56-year-old man was critically injured in a pedestrian accident recently when he stepped off a curb and was struck by a car at North Clinton and Lincoln avenues in Trenton, NJ. The accident victim may have been standing in a poorly lit area before the collision. The man has been listed in critical condition and is reported to have suffered severe head trauma in the collision. Officials are investigating the cause of this New Jersey pedestrian accident.
By law, motorists must yield right-of-way to pedestrians walking in crosswalks. However, under New Jersey Statute 39:4-32, pedestrians must yield right-of-way to motorists when crossing the road where there is no intersection or crosswalk. In any pedestrian accident case, it is important to examine where the pedestrian was walking, how the collision occurred, and who was at fault. In some cases, it may be important to look into whether a dangerous condition on the roadway, such as lack of crosswalks or lack of proper lighting may have contributed to the pedestrian accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident in New Jersey, the experienced Princeton pedestrian accident injury lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein can help. We will analyze all facets of your accident while ensuring that your legal rights and best interests are protected. We have a long and successful track record of protecting the rights of injured pedestrians, so call our law offices today at 609-240-0040 to obtain more information about pursuing your legal options.