There are few auto accidents more devastating than pedestrian accidents, as pedestrians are more exposed to the elements than any other motorists on the road. They can happen for a wide variety of reasons, such as poor lighting or overgrown vegetation preventing the motorist from seeing the pedestrian, or even a pedestrian crossing the road when he or she shouldn’t be, however, the most common cause of pedestrian accidents is, rather unsurprisingly, driver negligence. If you were injured in a pedestrian accident due to another motorist’s negligence, you must continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable New Jersey personal injury attorney today to learn more about how our firm can help you through the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What should I do after being injured as a pedestrian?
If you are someone who has been injured in a pedestrian accident, you should take several steps to maximize your chances of winning a future personal injury claim. They are as follows:
- First, call the police.
- Ask anyone who witnessed your accident for their contact information.
- Take pictures of the scene of the accident.
- Ask your doctor for all medical documentation relating to your injuries.
- Retain the services of an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional evidence needed, such as surveillance footage of your accident, to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence.
How long can I wait to sue for an injury in New Jersey?
If you have been wrongly injured in an accident, you may feel as though you wish to wait to sue to see if your injuries heal on their own. We cannot advise you to do so, as there is a statute of limitations in place that dictates the amount of time people have to sue for injuries in New Jersey. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey is, generally, two years, you will, generally, have two years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible. If you wait any longer than two years, you will most likely be barred from suing. We are ready to begin the claims process on your behalf today.
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