While it's not rare for residents of New Jersey to be a pedestrian, there are some areas that are more prone to pedestrian traffic. It is very common to see pedestrians in parking lots, shopping areas, sidewalks, city streets and residential areas. However, it is less common to encounter pedestrians on major roadways without sidewalks such as Interstates and highways. Despite the fact that it is less common for individuals to travel by foot on these major roads, pedestrians do use these roads and are still prone to serious and fatal pedestrian accidents.
After a vehicle collides with a person, it is important to address pedestrian accident liability. But when these crashes occur on a major road such as an Interstate, it could be a complex legal and factual situation. Specifically, it could be difficult to establish whether both parties involved used proper care.