Mount Laurel, NJ – Donte Horton Killed in Pedestrian Crash on Atlantic City Expy near milepost 22.8NY/NJ Legal News
Mount Laurel, NJ (November 2, 2022) – A fatal pedestrian accident happened in Mount Laurel on Saturday night, October 29. The incident occurred shortly after 10:00 p.m., according to information provided by New Jersey State Police.
The victim was identified as 28-year-old Donte Horton. He was traveling by foot in the left westbound lane of the expressway when he was struck by a compact SUV. The driver was described as an Egg Harbor City man, age 25.
A passenger was also present in the vehicle at the time. Neither of them was injured in the collision. Authorities in Mount Laurel are still investigating the details of the accident.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
New Jersey Pedestrian Accidents
Most of the time, pedestrian collisions cause injuries that are serious or even catastrophic. This is obviously due to the fact that pedestrians are much smaller than cars, and travel totally unprotected. In the event of a collision, they almost always get seriously hurt or lose their lives. Most pedestrian accidents result in serious injuries. Unfortunately, personal injury protection coverage has various restrictions, which may render it unable to cover all of the medical care costs related to a serious pedestrian crash injury. Pedestrians may not possess car insurance, or their provider may dispute their version of the accident, or even the severity of their injuries.
With the help of a pedestrian crash lawyer, an injured pedestrian can get the financial compensation they need and deserve after being injured in a serious accident. A lawyer can help them deal with the insurance company so they’re able to successfully recover.
In New Jersey, the law says that pedestrians have the right of way at intersections and crosswalks. This indicates that motorists are required to yield to them until they are out of the road. In the event of a crash between a motorist and a pedestrian, the law also states that the driver most likely violated their duty of care to the pedestrian, regardless of whether the incident occurred inside or outside of a crosswalk.
On the contrary, pedestrians also owe drivers certain duties of care, such as crossing at specified crosswalks and making sure vehicles aren’t coming while they do so.
In rare circumstances, pedestrians may share in the liability for the collision. Pedestrians who walk out in front of vehicles without warning due to being intoxicated or distracted are an example. However, even if a pedestrian is partially at fault for the accident, they still have the option to collect financial compensation for their injuries.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a pedestrian crash in Mount Laurel, you should contact a pedestrian crash lawyer at your earliest convenience. An attorney can help you get the money you need to make a full financial recovery, especially if you know the accident was not your fault.
If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, you may be wondering where you can turn for help. Filing a wrongful death claim can be just as complicated, if not more so, as filing a pedestrian accident claim. A wrongful death attorney in Mount Laurel can help you get the money you need to pay for funeral care and other costs related to your loved one’s passing. We know how difficult this time may be for you, and we are here to help you recover financially so you can focus on your family.
At Metro Law, our attorneys are available 24/7 to help our clients by answering any/all questions they may have concerning their legal options, their case, their ability to recover compensation, how much compensation they can recover, etc. Contact the personal injury attorneys at Metro Law by calling (800) 469-6476 to schedule a free case assessment if you have been hurt in a pedestrian crash in Mount Laurel.
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.