How Can I Avoid a Pedestrian Accident?

Posted on November 10, 2014 at 12:00pm by

As we have reported multiple times in our blog over the last couple of months, pedestrian accident rates in the Atlantic City-area are usually higher than in other places due to the number of tourists and seniors in the metro region. family-huging-300x200

In fact, Atlantic County has a pedestrian accident rate nearly twice as high as the New Jersey state average over the last 12 years.

Sadly, on November 2, a 45-year-old Egg Harbor Township man was killed in a Hamilton Township pedestrian accident. Police said the man was struck while he was trying to cross Black Horse Pike. The man’s death remains under investigation.

As this case shows, pedestrian accidents can have devastating consequences, including death and serious personal injuries like broken bones, traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.

Remember, if you are commuting by foot, you should always avoid areas heavily trafficked by vehicles and use crosswalks whenever possible. Pedestrians and drivers should also adhere to traffic signals.

Can I File a Lawsuit Following a Pedestrian Accident?

If your loved one has experienced serious personal injuries or has been killed in a pedestrian accident, contact our law firm today. We can investigate his or her case and determine if a driver’s inattention played a role in the crash.

For more information, contact our personal injury attorneys today or visit our verdicts page.

Targan Pender & Strickland, P.C. – Atlantic City Injury Attorneys

Targan Talk: From 2003 to 2012, an estimated 676,000 people in the U.S. suffered personal injuries in pedestrian accidents.

Source: http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/update-pedestrian-identified-in-fatal-hamilton-crash/article_77a30f6c-634d-11e4-bee3-bf0ee6125ee9.html



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