Many people in New Jersey walk in order to get to where they need to be. In most cases, this is done without any issues. However, it is possible for pedestrians to be involved in an accident that causes significant injuries that have the potential to impact them for the rest of their life. This can be through physical, emotional, and financial burdens. If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, it is important to retain the services of an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney for assistance with your case.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
There are many ways a pedestrian accident can happen. Unfortunately, they are usually the result of negligent drivers on the road. People who do not pay attention or drive dangerously behind the wheel can cause an accident with a pedestrian. Negligent actions that can cause a pedestrian accident can include texting and driving, driving under the influence, speeding, reckless driving, and more.
Am I Entitled to Compensation After a Pedestrian Accident?
Those who are injured in pedestrian accidents may wish to seek financial compensation as coverage for the damages incurred due to the accident. This can be done through a personal injury claim in which they are required to prove they were injured due to negligence. Evidence that can be useful in court to back up your claim can include pictures or videos of the accident, witness statements to back up your story, a police report from the accident, and more.
In addition to this, it is important to receive medical attention as soon as possible after an accident. This not only treats the injuries but documents them as well. Documentation of the injuries that were sustained can also be used as evidence in court. This shows their extent and origin.
How Long Do I Have to Sue?
Individuals who want to file a personal injury claim should not wait too long to do so. This is because there is a statute of limitations that places a deadline on when injured parties are required to file a claim. If the deadline is missed, they may lose their opportunity to pursue legal action and recover compensation. The statute of limitations in New Jersey is two years from the date of the injury.
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If you have been injured as a result of medical malpractice and wish to speak with an attorney, contact the Law Office of Christopher T. Howell, Esq. today.