Pedestrian struck after car swerves to avoid an accident
Residents in New Jersey understand that an accident could create a chain reaction. The domino affect of a car accident could cause other vehicles to become involved, which might affect others in the surrounding area. This means that pedestrians and bicyclists could be affected be involved in the accident. A pedestrian accident could turn serious and even fatal.
A pedestrian accident was recently reported in Bergan County. A vehicle that was attempting to evade a collision with another vehicle struck the person at the intersection of South Maple Avenue and Dayton Street. Emergency crews arrived at the scene of the accident and assessed those involved.
The pedestrian was found alert and conscious following the accident. He was transported to the hospital for treatment of the injuries he sustained. No other injuries were reported at this time. Authorities are investigating the collision and determining the precise cause of the accident and deciding if the vehicle that the car was avoiding before it struck the pedestrian played a role in the accident.
Once liability is determined, the injured party could file a personal injury claim in order to gain compensation for the injuries suffered and the damages sustained. Awarded compensation could go towards medical bills, rehabilitation, damages as well as pain and suffering.
Those involved in a pedestrian accident are often seriously injured. The loved ones of the injured are frequently affected as well because they will often be the caregivers of the injured person while they recover. Medical bills and lost wages could impact them financially, and compensation from the suit to relieve them of this burden.