Glen Rock, NJ – Elderly Woman Struck by Car, Injured Crossing Prospect StNY/NJ Legal News
Glen Rock, NJ (May 09, 2022) – A 92-year-old woman was hit by a sedan as she crossed a street in Glen Rock on Sunday, May 8th.
At about 6:15 p.m., the woman was attempting to cross the road in the 800th block of Prospect Street when a 2010 Honda driven by a 36-year-old man from Fair Lawn struck her.
The pedestrian was transported by the Glen Rock Volunteer Ambulance Corps to Hackensack University Medical Center in non-critical condition.
The driver of the Honda stayed at the scene and cooperated with the police investigation. Reports do not indicate whether impairment was a factor.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey
Every case is unique. The precise value of your claim rests mainly on the permanence and severity of your injuries. The value of your claim is made up of your medical costs, and lost wages, along with intangible losses such as pain, suffering, and decreased quality of life.
If you are injured as a pedestrian in a car accident, the first avenue of recovery in an injury claim is the driver of the car that hit you. This means that you will pursue financial compensation for your damages from their car insurance company. There are also some circumstances under which you might be able to collect financial compensation from a third party, like the municipality where your accident took place if it was caused by unsafe road conditions or a faulty road design. You might also be entitled to collect from the insurer of the property owner if a dangerous condition in their parking structure played a part in your accident.
Some examples of what injured pedestrians can collect compensation for include:
- Hospital and other medical bills
- Physical therapy expenses
- Cost of the ambulance
- Prescription medications
- Transportation to and from medical appointments
- Lost wages
- Punitive damages
- Pain and suffering
One of the most critical factors to consider when determining how much your claim is worth is future medical expenses. If your injuries will need rehabilitation or continuing medical care, your personal injury claim needs to include financial compensation for your anticipated medical expenses as well. In addition, your claim should include recovery for the lost wages you would have received had you not been injured in the accident.
In the state of New Jersey, the Comparative Negligence Act entitles victims to financial compensation for their injuries, even if they share some of the liability for their accident. Insurance carriers assign a percentage of the fault for an accident to each individual. The sum of damages received will be decreased by your percentage of fault. For example, in a pedestrian accident in which the pedestrian was intoxicated, the insurance company could find you to be 20% at fault for the accident. Your $100,000 claim would be reduced to $80,000.
Our Glen Rock pedestrian accident lawyers are painstaking in their efforts to make sure that injured parties have their rights protected so they can begin putting their lives back together after a serious pedestrian accident.
Contact our New Jersey personal injury lawyers at (800) 469-6476 right away 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.