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.
If you think the texting while driving trend is limited to teenagers, you haven't been watching. Maybe you've been distracted?
New Jersey drivers may be interested in a study by one government agency that looked at the prevalence of distracted driving on American roads. According to the CDC, over 1000 people are injured and nine are killed each day in the U.S. due to an auto accident involving a distracted driver.
Some New Jersey drivers think nothing of sending a text at a stoplight or picking up the phone while driving. However, these things - especially texting, which requires a driver to take his or her eyes off the road - constitute distracted driving, which is often fatal or injurious. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted drivers caused 18 percent of fatal and injury-causing crashes in 2010. This equaled 3,092 deaths and 416,000 injuries.
The New Jersey Attorney General used the phrase "distracted driver decade" to describe the 10 years from 2004 to 2013, a period which saw 1.4 million motor vehicle accidents caused by driver inattention. Driver inattention was reportedly a major factor in more than 1,600 traffic fatalities over the same ten years. And the problem is getting worse, not better.
An accident involving a motorcycle and tractor-trailer in South Brunswick highlights the need for New Jersey motorists to stay aware of motorcyclists on the road. The motorcycle accident occurred on Distribution Way on a Friday at approximately 5:11 p.m. The 26-year-old motorcyclist was on the roadway, and police reported that the 38-year-old driver of a tractor-trailer turned onto the road in front of him. The 2012 Yamaha motorcycle, according to the investigation, did not have time to avoid a collision with the rear of the truck.
A Plainfield pedestrian may have jumped onto the hood of his parked car to avoiding being hit by an oncoming car on May 18. The unidentified man was walking around his parked car intending to get inside it around 7 o'clock in the morning when a vehicle approached. The driver of the approaching vehicle, a resident from Roselle headed north on River Road, crashed the car into the pedestrian's car parked on the street.
New Jersey truck accident sends one to hospital New Jersey State Police reported that an automotive accident occurred on Interstate 295. The truck accident occurred after a tractor-trailer impacted with a car. The accident occurred early in the morning near exit 52A and Columbus Road from the northbound side of the roadway.
New Jersey State Police reported that an automotive accident occurred on Interstate 295. The truck accident occurred after a tractor-trailer impacted with a car.