New Jersey Pedestrian Accidents Spike in First Month of 2016
In 2015, the New Jersey State Police reported 161 fatal pedestrian accidents. While that number is high, it is actually down from 2014. That year 170 people lost their lives in pedestrian collisions. These are completely avoidable statistics. Every year, innocent families throughout the state lose loved ones to another person’s negligent behavior. Unfortunately, it looks like 2016 has already started off on the wrong foot.
Just a few weeks into the year and there have already been several reported pedestrian accidents throughout the state. This spike does not take into account the significant number of incidents that remain under investigation from last year. In response to this rash of collisions, traffic officials remind motorists to:
- Drive safely and slow down around crosswalks
- Be especially careful in school zones
- Obey posted speed limits
In addition, if you are injured in a pedestrian collision – or lose a loved one in such an accident – you may have grounds to pursue legal action. Depending on the damages, you may be eligible for considerable compensation. For more information or to schedule a free case consultation, contact the personal injury team at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. to review your options. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.
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