A 35-year-old man was injured in a New Jersey car accident when a vehicle went out of control on a wet roadway ran over his foot. According to WFMZ news report, the pedestrian accident occurred near the Hackettstown Community Center on Route 46 in Hackettstown. Officials say a 22-year-old man attempted to avoid the pedestrian by veering to the right, but the car slid on the hazardous New Jersey roadway and ran over the victim’s foot. The pedestrian was transported to a nearby medical center for treatment. It is not clear if the driver will be cited for the collision.
According to New Jersey law: “The driver of every vehicle shall, consistent with the requirements of this section, drive at an appropriate reduced speed when approaching and crossing an intersection or railway grade crossing, when approaching and going around a curve, when approaching a hill crest, when traveling upon any narrow or winding roadway, and when special hazard exists with respect to pedestrians or other traffic or by reason of weather or highway conditions.”
Injured pedestrians may pursue financial compensation for their injuries and losses by filing a personal injury claim against the at-fault motorist. In cases involving negligence or wrongdoing, compensation may be available for medical bills, hospitalization, rehabilitation services, and lost wages.
The experienced NJ pedestrian accident attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein have a successful track record of fighting for the rights of injured pedestrians and helping them obtain fair and full compensation for their injuries and losses. If you have been hurt in a New Jersey car accident, please call our offices today for a free consultation on your case at (609)240-0040.