If you are someone who was simply walking to work, to the store, or otherwise, and you were struck by a car, there is a very good chance you are now seeking financial compensation so you have what you need to heal. Please continue reading and reach out to our knowledgeable New Jersey personal injury attorneys to learn more about pedestrian accidents and how we can help you if you were injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do pedestrian accidents happen?
Unfortunately, though perhaps unsurprisingly, like most accidents, pedestrian accidents are a result of negligence. When drivers do not obey the various rules and regulations of the road, serious accidents can happen. Texting and driving, driving while drowsy or under the influence, and more, all are known to cause accidents leaving victims critically injured, or worse. If you were injured due to negligence, you should have a valid claim going forward.
What should I do if I am injured in an accident?
After a pedestrian accident, as long as you are physically capable, you should do the following:
- Call the police.
- Take pictures of the scene of the accident and your injuries.
- Ask anyone who witnessed the accident for their contact information.
- Ask your doctor for medical documentation regarding your injuries and their extent.
- Retain the services of an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney who can gather all additional evidence, such as security camera footage, to prove that you were injured as a result of another party’s negligence.
How long can I wait to file a personal injury claim in New Jersey?
If you have been injured in an accident, you may be asking yourself how long you can wait to sue the party responsible, as perhaps you would like to see if your injuries heal on their own at first. Though this notion is completely understandable, we cannot recommend you do so, for if you do, you may miss the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey is, generally, two years, which means that you will, generally, have two years from the date of your accident to pursue legal action against the party responsible. If you wait any longer than two years, you will most likely be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. We are ready to fight for your right to financial compensation today.
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Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt due to another party’s negligence. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.