Manchester, NJ – Resident Injured When Car Crashes into Living Room on Milford AveNY/NJ Legal News
Manchester, NJ (September 20, 2022) – On Monday, September 19th, a man was backing out of his driveway when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed through the house across the street, and came to a stop in his neighbor’s living room.
According to sources, 64-year-old Clyde Jackson, a resident of Whiting, was leaving his home on Milford Avenue at about 10:00 p.m. when he failed to maintain control of his 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis.
Officials said the back of his car punched through the living room wall of the home directly across the street.
57-year-old Gloria Eppig, a resident of Dallas, was transported by ambulance to Community Medical Center in Toms River. Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Jackson was unharmed during the incident.
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 longevity 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. 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Contact our New Jersey personal injury lawyers at (800) 469-6476 right away after an accident to schedule a free case evaluation.
Our New Jersey 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.
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.