Fair Lawn, NJ – Teen Charged Following Pedestrian Incident at Memorial ParkNY/NJ Legal News
Fair Lawn, NJ (June 20, 2022) – A 17-year-old was charged following a car accident that left a man from Fair Lawn critically injured on Wednesday, June 15th. The incident occurred at about 10:00 p.m. in a parking lot at Memorial Park near the Passaic River.
The victim, a 33-year-old man, sustained critical head trauma and was tossed into the roadway. The man was transferred to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson for immediate medical care.
Police did not reveal any details about the event but did confirm that it was the result of reckless driving.
The teenage driver was released with a summons. The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Fatal Accident Investigation Unit is leading the investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Financial Recovery for Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey
Every pedestrian injury claim is unique. The crux of your claim’s worth is the seriousness and permanence of your injuries. The value of your claim is comprised of your medical expenses and lost income, combined with intangible damages such as pain, suffering, and diminished quality of life.
Anytime a pedestrian is injured in a motor vehicle accident, their first method of seeking recovery is going to be the driver of the car that struck them. This means the victim will have to pursue compensation for their damages from their auto insurance company.
There are also cases in which they could be eligible to obtain recovery from a third party, such as the city or county where their accident took place if it resulted from hazardous road conditions or a poorly designed roadway. Pedestrian victims could also be qualified to collect remuneration from the insurer of the property manager or owner if a dangerous situation or condition in their parking lot or on their sidewalk played a role in their accident.
Common forms of financial compensation that injured pedestrians are generally entitled to collect include:
- Doctor, hospital, and other medical bills
- Physiotherapy costs
- Ambulance and paramedic bills
- Prescription medication costs
- Transportation to and from medically necessary appointments
- Lost income from being unable to work
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
Under New Jersey’s Comparative Negligence Act, a victim is entitled to compensation for their injuries, even if they were partially responsible for the incident that caused them.
Insurance companies assign every individual involved in the accident a portion of fault. The damages a victim is ultimately awarded will be reduced by their percentage of fault. For instance, if a pedestrian’s intoxication contributed to an accident in which they were hit by a car, the insurer could find them to be 30% at fault for the accident. Their $100,000 claim would then be decreased to $70,000.
Our New Jersey pedestrian injury attorneys at Metro Law are meticulous in their efforts to ensure that the rights of injured parties are defended so they can start putting their lives back together following a serious injury accident.
Contact our New Jersey personal injury attorneys at (800) 469-6476 directly following an accident to schedule a complimentary 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.