Pedestrian Accident | New Jersey Personal Injury Attorneys
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that pedestrian accidents are on an upward trend. Based on data collected in 2017, on average, a pedestrian lost his or her life every 88 minutes in traffic accidents. The rise in pedestrian accident rates is a serious issue where every year, millions of people suffer the consequences.
In the State of New Jersey, drivers have a legal duty to drive responsibly and share the road with pedestrians. Although there are a number of traffic laws that aim to prevent pedestrian accidents, these accidents continue to occur at rapid rates as a result of driver negligence. Read the rest »
Princeton, NJ (November 1st, 2020) – A traffic accident reported on the late evening of September 1st claimed the life of a pedestrian. On Monday, August 31st at approximately, 11:08 p.m., the West Windsor Division of Fire and Emergency Services were dispatched to a serious traffic accident involving a pedestrian that occurred in the U.S. Route 1 North near Princeton Service Center. According to the WWPD’s Traffic Bureau & Detective Bureau, the pedestrian was reported deceased at the scene.
It’s a car’s world out there. New Jersey, like the rest of the United States, built its cities and other infrastructure to support a thriving motor vehicle population. Nearly every resident owns or has access to a passenger vehicle, and the ones who don’t can hop on the nearest bus or train and zoom to their destination. Read the rest »
Many people run as part of their daily exercise routine. Not only is it great for your waistline, it’s also great for mental health, as it releases endorphins to the brain that help you stay happy and fight off depression. But as autumn approaches and days are getting darker faster, it’s a good idea to stay alert and follow some basic safety precautions while going out for your evening jog. Read the rest »
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2015, 5,376 pedestrians were killed in crashes with motor vehicles, and 70,000 were injured. If you have an inquisitive mind, you may have wondered what exactly happens when a pedestrian is hit by a car. Scientists have been studying the process and mechanics of car accidents for many years in a bid to figure out how to make cars safer and how to reduce pedestrian fatalities.
So, what exactly happens during a collision with a car, and how does it affect a human body? Read the rest »
With Memorial Day weekend coming up and tourists flocking to New Jersey, things are about to get wild on the roads. Holidays like Memorial Weekend, Fourth of July, and New Year’s Eve are inherently dangerous. Drinking, driving on unfamiliar roads, and driving at night all provide the perfect ingredients for a car accident. Read the rest »
Driving is dangerous. On average, motorists are operating 3,000 pounds of metal that can easily crush any unfortunate human in their way. That is a lot of responsibility for a driver, especially at night. Even though there is 60% less traffic on the roads, nighttime accidents account for more than 40% of overall car accidents. Read the rest »
It is a universal truth that in a battle between a machine and a man, the machine usually wins. We typically imagine this scenario involving people being hit by cars or buses, but a very real danger also exists when the machine happens to be a bicycle. As the number of people using bicycles (both for recreational purposes and to avoid growing traffic) continues to increase, these accidents are bound to happen more frequently. Read the rest »
You’ve finally reached your destination after overcoming heavy traffic, poor weather conditions, and an emergency road repair. As you pull into the parking lot, you take a deep breath of relief, unaware you are now embarking on one of the riskier parts of your trip—getting from the parking lot to the building. Read the rest »
More Americans are incorporating walking into their daily routines, whether it’s tracking steps on a Fitbit or walking to the train rather than driving. Generally, this leads to healthier bodies and a healthier environment. At the same time, however, it’s putting us at risk of being hit by a car or other vehicle. And in the United States, that particular problem is getting worse. Read the rest »
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