An 85-year-old woman was critically injured in a New Jersey car accident when a delivery van struck her and her grandson as they crossed the street. According to an Asbury Park Press news report, the pedestrian accident occurred on Newman Springs Road in Red Bank. Officials say the woman was walking with her 4-year-old grandson from Burger King to her home when the delivery van struck them. She was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in critical condition and her grandson was treated and released.
It is important to stay abreast of the ongoing investigation and to collect evidence because negligent drivers can be held accountable for the damages they cause. After pedestrian versus vehicle accident has occurred, it is important to determine how and why it occurred. A number of questions must be asked and answered. Was the driver distracted or inattentive? Was the driver impaired or fatigued at the time? Did the driver fail to follow the rules of the road such as run a traffic light, stop sign or fail to yield the right-of-way.
A personal injury claim against a careless driver can result in monetary compensation for damages such as medical bills, lost wages, hospitalization, rehabilitation, pain and suffering and emotional distress. In cases where the driver was on the job, his or her employer can also be held liable for injuries and damages in a crash.
If you have been injured in a New Jersey car accident, it is crucial that you protect your rights. Obtain prompt medical attention and follow the doctor’s recommendations for treatment and rehabilitation. Contact an experienced Princeton personal injury lawyer who will be able to stay on top of the official investigation and ensure that your legal rights and best interests are protected.