Wharton, NJ – Pedestrian Struck, Injured by Driver at S. Main St and St. Mary’s StNY/NJ Legal News
Wharton, NJ (May 31, 2022) – A pedestrian was transported by paramedics to an area hospital in serious condition after he was hit by a driver in Morris County on Sunday, May 29th.
According to investigating authorities, the male victim was struck near the intersection of Saint Mary’s Street and South Main Street in Wharton at about 10:30 p.m.
The victim was transferred to a nearby hospital for emergency treatment of serious injuries.
The driver then fled the scene along Saint Mary’s Street, in the direction of Randall Avenue.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey
As the injured victim, the burden of proof is placed squarely on your shoulders when it comes to proving driver liability for your injuries. This means that you have to produce evidence that satisfactorily demonstrates their fault.
Our New Jersey personal injury lawyers accomplish this by investigating your accident and consulting with various experts such as accident reconstructionists. We use evidence like medical reports, police reports, expert testimony, eyewitness statements, pictures, videos, and other documentation. Some of the more common causes of pedestrian accidents in New Jersey include:
- Texting or making phone calls behind the wheel
- Ignoring the speed limit
- Driving while under the influence
- Faulty or malfunctioning traffic lights and signals
- Poor roadway design
- Illegal turns and U-turns
- Failing to follow driving laws
In some instances, there can be more than one cause and more than one person at fault. For example, a vehicle malfunction or defective roadway may have caused the driver to lose control of their car. In that case, the vehicle parts manufacturer, or government entity tasked with maintaining the roadway could also be partly liable.
If you can prove that the condition of a roadway contributed to or caused your accident, you might be able to collect financial compensation from the city or other entity responsible for the roadway’s upkeep. Dangerous roadway conditions include:
- Badly laid-out roads or intersections caused by poor engineering
- Improperly placed traffic lights or signals
- Malfunctioning or broken traffic signals
- Obscured traffic lights or signs
- Inadequate street lighting
It is important to keep in mind that many governments or municipalities are shielded from lawsuits or have limits that restrict the amount of financial compensation you can receive. This is why you need an aggressive and experienced New Jersey pedestrian injury lawyer to manage your case.
Contact our New Jersey personal injury attorneys 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.