What to do After a Pedestrian Accident in New Jersey

Walking is an everyday activity. While pedestrians should be careful at all times, accidents can happen. This may be due to their own actions or due to those of another party. If a pedestrian becomes hurt because of a motor vehicle, the driver may be held responsible.

When a person is injured in a personal injury accident, they may be able to receive compensation for their suffering. This exists to cover any medical bills, lost wages, or even emotional suffering that occurred as a result of the accident. This exists to help to treat injuries and any impacts it had on the victim’s life.

Personal Injury Protection

When a pedestrian is injured in a motor vehicle accident, they may be covered by Personal Injury Protection (PIP). PIP is a type of no-fault insurance that is carried by the majority of automobile insurance policies. This exists for those involved in accidents so that they may receive compensation to cover any medical bills or lost wages that occur as a result of the accident, regardless of who is at fault. It is possible to receive additional compensation in the event that PIP does not cover all the necessary costs. This can be done through a personal injury lawsuit. It is important to contact an experienced attorney during this time to navigate the case.

Proving Negligence

In order to have a successful case and receive compensation, the injured party is required to prove the driver involved in the accident was negligent. To do so, they must show the individual drove unsafely and did not do so to the best of their ability. They must also prove this is what caused the accident. Actions that may be deemed as negligence can include using a phone while driving, driving under the influence, reckless driving, speeding, and more.

Sometimes, an accident may be caused by the involvement of a third party. This may be the manufacturer of the vehicle in the accident or even the negligence of a municipality. It is possible for an injured party to receive damages from a negligent municipality as well. When people become injured, they often suffer both physically and emotionally. This is why they may be eligible to receive both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages cover medical bills and lost wages. Non-economic damages exist for emotional traumas.

Contact our Firm

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 because of the negligence of another party. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, contact our firm today.

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