Watch Out! New Jersey Pedestrian Accidents Are on The Rise
Recently in Pleasantville, New Jersey, a woman was tragically killed when a dump truck swerved to avoid people near a sidewalk and struck her as she was standing on the sidewalk. The dump truck driver told police he swerved to avoid pedestrians near the crosswalk. The dump truck also hit a parked car in a driveway, severely damaging it.
No other information about the incident is available as the investigation continues.
Recent Statistics About New Jersey Pedestrian Accidents
Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents like this happen all too often. Luckily, only one person was killed instead of the many that could have died. But, there have been too many instances of multiple fatalities being the end result of pedestrian accidents in New Jersey.
According to the most recent report from the New Jersey State Police, there have already been 83 pedestrian fatalities resulting from motor vehicle accidents this year. In 2017, there were 184 fatalities resulting from pedestrian accidents, with another 160 killed in 2016. If the past is any type of indicator, look for this year’s total of pedestrian fatalities to drastically increase as we get closer to the fall and winter.
As you can see, pedestrian accidents are among the deadliest motor vehicle accidents that can happen. A pedestrian has no protection from an object that is traveling too fast at a weight that is roughly 3,000 pounds or more.
What Can You Do?
If you are the victim of a pedestrian accident in New Jersey and fortunate to survive, you will most likely be relying on the help of your family or loved ones. Luckily, the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone is here to help you out as well.
Since this is the first time you’ve been struck by another vehicle (hopefully), you are probably confused and unsure of what to do. All of this is happening while you are trying to deal with the intense pain of your injuries resulting from the incident. Not to worry as our law firm has dealt with this type of case on multiple occasions.
We will assist you in all aspects of your case, including the claims process and insurance settlement negotiation to ensure you and your family get the compensation needed to cover the cost of medical bills and other compensatory damages going forward, including:
- Rehabilitation costs
- Ambulance costs
- Transportation to doctor appointments
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
If the instance of wrongful death, surviving family members can pursue a monetary award to help them move forward after the incident. The death of a family member or loved one is always tragic, but the loss can be more severe when it’s unexpected and caused by the negligence of someone else.
Contact New Jersey Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Anthony Carbone
New Jersey law emphasizes that drivers are expected to yield to pedestrians, but there are exceptions that an experienced pedestrian accident attorney can explain to you. Obviously, a vehicle – along with the dump truck mentioned earlier – can inflict a tremendous amount of damage to the human body.
If you or a loved one was struck by another vehicle crossing the street, the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone would like to offer you assistance. Contact us today for a free consultation so we can begin seeking your justice.