In New Jersey, it's not uncommon to hear about people being struck by cars while they're on walks in heavy traffic areas. Pedestrian accidents often take place due to drivers' negligence, and when that's the case, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. If you've lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, you may also be able to seek compensation for his or her death, pain and suffering, funeral costs and medical costs. This pedestrian accident that took place nearby in New York may be similar to your case. The accident resulted in the death of the pedestrian, and now the suspected drunk driver has been charged.