Pedestrian accidents in New Jersey
Posted on Thursday, May 17th, 2012
Today our office took the depositions of a defendant in connection a pedestrian accident that occurred on Washington Street in Morristown, New Jersey.
A client, age 21 at the time of the accident, who was lawfully crossing the street in a marked crosswalk was struck by the defendant who never saw him prior to the accident. He sustained serious injuries which required knee surgery and multiple epidural injections to his spine. He was out of work for over year and half and we helped to make sure he received all of the benefits he was entitled to receive while out of work and that his bills were paid.
We asked extensive questions of the defendant regarding her knowledge of the area since she was a local Morristown resident and the motor vehicle statute that requires motorist to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.
Our firm also used the police investigation, witness statements and photographs of the scene to further establish liability.
It is very important following an accident to visit the scene of the accident and to have photographs available to document the physical evidence. In this case we used photographs of the intersection with a sign in the street to warn motorists to yield to pedestrians. Also since this was a highly populated area we were able to have the defendant concede that she was aware that pedestrians were frequently using this crosswalk and in fact she used the same crosswalk in the past.
At the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, we have been investigating and evaluating pedestrian accidents in Morris County, Union County, Essex County, Bergen County, Warren County, Hunterdon County, Middlesex County, Sussex County, Hudson County, Somerset County, Monmouth County, Ocean County and throughout New Jersey.
We work diligently to obtain all of the appropriate information to provide the best possible representation.
Please call us at (973) 920-7900 or contact us on the web for a free consultation.