An examination of data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives New Jersey the dubious honor of being in the top 10 states for pedestrian fatalities. The numbers should be a strong reminder to all drivers and pedestrians to take proper precautions.
The snow and ice that is common in New Jersey this time of year brings slippery roads and sidewalks. Unfortunately, this also means an increase in slip-and-fall accidents. If you have fallen and are injured as a result, you may assume that the landowner of the property is liable for your injury. However, in New Jersey, this is not always the case.
A man was killed recently in a hit-and-run accident. According to the Teaneck Police Department, the accident took place in Teaneck on Christmas evening a little after 6:45 p.m. In New Jersey, when individuals are killed in pedestrian accidents such as these, their loved ones are typically entitled to file a wrongful death suit.
Are lawmakers doing enough to protect pedestrians from New Jersey motorists in congested downtown areas? A recent article suggests more needs to be done.
If a New Jersey motorist collides with a pedestrian who is crossing at a location other than a crosswalk, is any personal injury claim subject to a contributory negligence attack?
Readers may be surprised to learn that pedestrian injuries or deaths are the second largest category of motor vehicle accidents in New Jersey. The data, compiled by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, offers several theories for this alarming statistic.
Urban planners often cite downtown development as the wave of the future. Young professionals, in particular, may enjoy the convenience of living downtown. The location makes it possible to walk or ride a short distance on mass transit to work, while enjoying the nightlife and other amenities of the city after work. However, a recent pedestrian accident raises the question of whether such plans may never become a reality if urban dwellers do not feel safe walking around their downtown neighborhoods.
The Fourth of July is one of the best times of the year to celebrate being an American. If you are like many New Jersey residents, then you will be celebrating with friends and family at BBQs, picnics and bodies of water.
Motor vehicle accidents have the potential to be catastrophic. Even in seemingly minor collisions, getting struck by a motor vehicle can do extensive damage that can take weeks, months or even years to fix or recover from.
At Lieberman, Ryan, Forrest & Voorhees, LLC, we represent individuals who have been injured in car accidents through no fault of their own. As such, we have seen virtually every kind of car accident scenario that exists. In our experience, pedestrian versus car accidents can be some of the worst in terms of the severity of injuries suffered by the pedestrian victims.