According to the Insurance Information institute, dog bites cause around 885,000 people to seek medical attention annually. If you are one of these people, how to proceed is not always clear, and the dog's owner may be hesitant to take responsibility for your injuries. One of the most common steps taken after a dog bite is filing an insurance claim. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your bite, this may be an option for you, too. Be sure to pay attention to the following steps if you are planning on seeking recourse through an insurance claim.
As a pedestrian, you know there will be times when motor vehicles are in close proximity to where you are walking. There is nothing wrong with this, as long as you do whatever you can to remain safe. The last thing you want is to take a risk or make a decision that puts you in harm's way.
When a person is injured in a car or pedestrian accident, a question many people may have is: Was the driver of a vehicle negligent? This is an important question, but in some cases the inquiry may not necessarily stop after assessing that question. There may be another entity (or entities) that may be held liable for negligence. For instance, a product defect with the vehicle or its tires may be implicated in causing a wreck. Similarly, a company who owns the vehicle may have been negligent in some way when a worker crashes the company car.
A 58-year-old woman was sentenced to three years of weekends in jail by a Mercer County court judge on Dec. 10. The charges against her stemmed from driving while intoxicated at more than three times the legal blood alcohol limit and causing a pedestrian accident on Aug. 4, 2012, which caused a man to lose his leg and killed his dog.
A New Jersey man was killed on Dec. 4 when he was struck by a car as he was crossing a highway in East Windsor. The driver of the vehicle that hit him was not injured.
On Nov. 26, a 57-year-old pedestrian from Newark was struck down in a vehicle accident. The Essex County chief assistant prosecutor said that the woman was hit at the intersection of Bloomfield Avenue, Park Avenue and Crittenden Street. Police did not specify where she was in relation to the roadway when she was hit nor provide any insight into what may have caused the pedestrian accident.
In New Jersey, a 35 year-old man was involved in a fatal pedestrian accident when he was struck by a car while crossing the street and was later pronounced dead at an area hospital. The man attempted to cross Grove Avenue at Christol Street near the Metuchen High School when he was hit by the car.