New Jersey pedestrians expect to be safe from the risk of being in an auto accident, especially when they are on the sidewalk. Unfortunately, drivers who are behaving recklessly, are under the influence, are distracted or are simply too inexperienced to drive safely are a threat to everyone, particularly pedestrians. Being hit by a car may cause severe injuries and death. Those who were hit are advised to think about the challenges they might face in the future and act accordingly.
Car runs onto sidewalk and hits female pedestrian
A teen driver lost control of his vehicle and hit a woman who was walking on the sidewalk. She was injured and hospitalized. The accident occurred in the mid-morning at around 10:30 a.m. According to the investigation, the teen, 17, was trying to avoid crashing into another car. The 50-year-old woman was hit and then the vehicle hit a utility pole. After being taken for treatment, the woman was said to be in stable condition at the hospital. The teen was cited for a stop sign violation and for driving carelessly. The investigation is continuing.
Pedestrian and addressing the aftermath
Even during difficult societal circumstances, the streets can be dangerous. People are busy and rushing back and forth. This sometimes leads to mistakes when behind the wheel placing others in danger of injury in a collision. Violating traffic laws, failing to pay strict attention to the road, legal violations – all are common causes of a crash. When a pedestrian is hit by a car, they are inherently vulnerable. Brain trauma, spinal cord damage, broken bones, cuts and other injuries are common. The long-term implications are extensive and knowing what steps to take is key.
A legal filing might be needed to recover compensation
Medical costs can be massive with the inability to work and a drastically changed life. Insurance companies might make an offer to preclude a legal filing, but when all the expenses are calculated, it is rarely sufficient. Considering a legal claim may be essential. The woman who was injured in this crash should be aware of what she may face in the future. Accruing evidence and taking the necessary steps to file a claim may require legal advice. Calling a firm with experience in personal injury and auto accidents might help with a case.