A teenager suffered head injuries recently in a pedestrian accident after a car struck him at a street intersection on Woodbury-Turnersville Road at Farrier Avenue in Washington Township, according to ABC 7 News. The head injuries suffered by the teenager were extensive enough to require surgery. It is unclear at this time if the authorities will cite the driver responsible for the New Jersey pedestrian accident.
Often, pedestrian accidents that occur at intersections require a full investigation in order to determine who was at fault for the collision. Under New Jersey Statute 39:4-32 and 33, pedestrians must use crosswalks and obey traffic signals. Additionally, New Jersey Statute 39:4-36 requires drivers to come to a complete stop and to stay stopped for pedestrians crossing the street in a marked crosswalk or at an intersection. Drivers that fail to yield right-of way to pedestrians may be held liable for the accidents and injuries they cause.
Injured victims of pedestrian accidents in New Jersey may pursue financial compensation for their losses by filing a personal injury claim. Compensation may be available for damages including medical bills, loss of wages, cost of hospitalization and physical therapy. Seeking compensation for an injury accident is not always easy. Many cases involve insurance companies unwilling to offer an adequate settlement and drivers who refuse to admit responsibility for the collision, which is why it may be in a victim’s best interest to consult with a New Jersey pedestrian accident lawyer to learn more about the options available to them.
The skilled attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein handle a wide variety of accident cases in New Jersey, including pedestrian accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a negligent driver, please call our offices at 609-240-0040 right away. We will review your case and help you determine if compensation is available for the losses you have suffered.