A national report ranked the state of New Jersey (NJ) as the 21st most dangerous state to be a pedestrian or walk in. Transportation for America found that roads or highways in New Jersey frequently lack sidewalks or crosswalks, leaving walkers no other choice than to be in harms way especially in areas where cars or trucks are traveling at a high rate of speed. This is especially true in the winter months when both the roads and side of the roads are covered with ice, snow or freezing rain. Experts agree that there is heavy traffic in New Jersey especially around malls, shopping centers or stores and limited safe paths for walkers. Anyone who is struck by a car can be left with limb amputations, blindness, brain damage, spinal cord injury, internal bleeding and organ damage, paraplegia, quadriplegia or even death.
The report that was released showed that in between 2000 and 2009, in the Garden State, 21.3 percent of "traffic" deaths involved a pedestrian, and that 1,514 people were killed in auto-pedestrian car accidents. Both Monmouth and Ocean Counties had 87 pedestrian fatalities over the 9 year period. Middlesex County had 145 pedestrian deaths. Union county had 144 auto-pedestrian deaths. Morris County had 50 pedestrian traffic fatalities. Somerset County had 33 deaths and Hunterdon County had 17 deaths. The Group also indicated that Route 130 in Burlington County was the most dangerous road for pedestrians to walk on since there has been 17 people killed on that road while walking in just the last five years.
The report also showed that African-Americans, Hispanics, and senior citizens are more likely struck and killed than Caucasian pedestrians, which places New Jersey as the eighth highest in the nation for elderly or senior citizen auto-pedestrian deaths.
Our experienced motor vehicle accident lawyers here at the Beasley Law Firm employ the most skilled and experienced auto-pedestrian related investigators, engineers, safety experts, and accident reconstructionist to thoroughly investigate any auto or car accident related injury case. In addition, we also have on our staff two registered nurses and two physicians who are very familiar with the catastrophic injuries that one sustains after being hit or run over by a car or other motor vehicle. Two of our registered nurses were certified emergency room nurses and trauma nurses.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto-pedestrian or hit and run accident which has caused a catastrophic injury or death, the Pennsylvania (PA) andNew Jersey Transit auto accident attorneys of the Philadelphia Beasley Firm is where you want to turn to for help. Our medical and legal teams have a proven track record since 1958 in handling serious and catastrophic injury litigation and wrongful death cases. Please feel free to contact one of our auto accident lawyers, doctors or nurses at (215) 866-2424 for a strictly confidential and free consultation. To date, we have had over $2 billion awarded on behalf of our injured clients.