When it comes to car accidents, drivers, passengers and pedestrians in New Jersey do not plan on being involved in one. Because of this, many do not consider what steps they would take after an accident and how badly the incident could impact their life. While every accident is different and could affect victims at various degrees, it is important to be aware of available legal remedies following an automobile collision.
Whether it is to enjoy nice weather, for exercise, walking in a parking lot or commuting to work or school, many residents in New Jersey are pedestrians on a daily basis. While there are many advantages for individuals that walk, such as saving gas or getting exercise, there are several disadvantages. In most cases, pedestrians travel either on or next to roads. This factor alone could lead to serious and even fatal accidents involving pedestrians.
All of us are pedestrian at some time or another. When we’re at a crosswalk or traffic light, its often second nature to follow the flow of other pedestrian traffic or simply walk when the light tells us to do so. But did you know that nearly 3 out of 4 pedestrian deaths occur in urban environments (73%), at non-intersections (70%)? Education is the best way to protect yourself from a pedestrian accident. Check out the safety tips for drivers, pedestrians, parents, and youth groups below.
The statistics on pedestrian accidents and resulting injuries provide insight into the times and environments they’re more likely to occur.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, the majority of weekday pedestrian deaths occur between 4 p.m. and midnight, but most weekend pedestrian fatalities occur between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m.
Owner Liability for Dog Bites
There is a lot of misinformation about the responsibility of dog owners for their pets. However, the New Jersey law is clear. Dog owners have strict liability regarding injuries caused by their dogs. If you or someone you love has been bitten or attacked by a dog, you can hold the owner of that dog responsible for your injuries.
At the law offices of Scura, Wigfield, Heyer & Stevens, LLP, our NJ personal injury attorneys can help you get the full compensation you deserve.
A huge concern of many injured people is feeling wrong about bringing a claim for injuries they sustain as the result of the negligence of another. Some of our clients come into the office and they feel uneasy about pursuing money for personal injury they sustain in an accident. Recovery of money for the negligence of another is a well settled right under our laws. Many times, in not pursuing your just compensation you are only helping insurance companies and hurting your family and yourself.
Many clients want to know whether they should pursue a claim for personal injury and feel uneasy about doing so. It's important to know that you can pursue a claim for personal injury without filing suit or a legal action. In fact, many personal injury cases are settled without a lawsuit of legal action with the insurance company or defendant settling before any case is filed. Unfortunately, because many insurance companies are unreasonable, cases do wind up in a lawsuit or litigation in order to force them to pay.
An average of close to six million car accidents occur each year in the United States. The seriousness of accidents ranges from those only involving property damage to those involving serious injury and death. You should always take minimum steps if you are involved in any type of accident. The below list is not complete, but serves as a recommendation from a car accident lawyer of some of the minimum things to do to best protect your rights after a car accident.
On almost a daily basis, residents in New Jersey and elsewhere are considered pedestrians. Whether an individual is walking in a parking lot, traveling by foot on the sidewalk, crossing the street in a crosswalk or walking on the side of the road, he or she is considered a pedestrian no matter how far he or she travels.
Snow is certainly a common feature in New Jersey during the winter months. And while residents are used to encountering snow and ice in their daily commute, these could pose serious risks to individuals. If business owners do not take proper care to address the dangers caused by snow and ice accumulation during the winter months, a serious slip and fall accidentcould occur.