East Orange, NJ – Pedestrian Seriously Injured by Driver on Central AveNY/NJ Legal News
East Orange, NJ (August 01, 2022) – The East Orange Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating a hit-and-run crash that took place on Sunday, July 31st in East Orange, leaving a pedestrian seriously injured.
The incident occurred at about 1:20 a.m. in the 400th block of Central Avenue.
A 40-year-old man from Montclair man was transported by ambulance to University Hospital with serious bodily injuries.
The investigation is active and ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Injuries in New Jersey
Every pedestrian injury case is distinct and the weight of the claim lies in the severity and longevity of the pedestrian’s injuries.
New Jersey’s Comparative Negligence Act says that a victim is entitled to compensation for their losses, even if they are found to share in the liability for the event that caused them. A claim’s value is comprised of their hospital expenses and additional medical costs along with any lost income. These are combined with any subjective, non-monetary losses such as pain, suffering, and a diminished quality of life.
In specific cases, victims may be eligible to bring a suit for recovery against a third party, such as the town, county, or city where the accident took place in the event that dangerous road conditions or a poorly designed intersection played a role. Pedestrian victims may also be qualified to collect compensation from the insurer of the property manager or owner if a treacherous circumstance or condition on their footpath or in their parking lot had a hand in the incident.
An insurance company will assign each individual involved in the incident a percentage of liability. The total amount of losses that the injured pedestrian is ultimately awarded will be reduced by that same percentage.
Standard forms of financial compensation that injured pedestrians are usually awarded include:
- Hospital, doctor, medical, and other healthcare provider bills
- Physical rehabilitation expenses
- Paramedic and ambulance costs
- Prescription medication costs
- Transportation to and from medically required appointments
- Lost earnings from being unable to work
- Exemplary damages
Contact our New Jersey personal injury lawyers at (800) 469-6476 immediately after an accident to schedule a free case evaluation.
Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.