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Unfortunately, something as simple as crossing the street can be incredibly dangerous. Pedestrian accidents happen often and the results of these accidents can be devastating. If you are injured due to a driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. Read on to learn more about pedestrian accidents in New Jersey.

What constitutes negligence?

If you are injured by a driver’s negligence, you will likely be entitled to recover compensation. But, in order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will need to prove that your accident was a result of negligence. The most common forms of negligence include:

  • Texting while driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Speeding
  • Smoking, eating, or navigating directions while driving
  • Driving while drowsy or fatigued
  • Disciplining children while driving
  • Failing to comply with traffic lights or signs
  • Disregarding other rules of the road

How long do I have to file a claim?

In order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to file your claim on time. This is due to a deadline known as a statute of limitations. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations is generally two years from the date of the accident. Failing to file your claim on time will likely mean forfeiting your right to sue- This means losing your opportunity to recover the compensation you need and deserve. Do not let this happen. Reach out to an experienced attorney as soon as possible to avoid missing any important deadlines.

Fulfilling the burden of proof

In order to prove that the accident was a result of negligence, you will have to fulfill the burden of proof. In order to do this, it is important to document the scene. After an accident, make sure to take pictures and videos of your injuries and any damage done to the cars/property involved. An attorney may be able to gather more evidence, including police reports, security camera footage, and more.

If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, our firm will advocate for you. Reach out today to discuss your options.


Here at McNerney & McAuliffe, we understand how confusing certain legal matters can be, which is why we are here to provide clients from all walks of life with the experienced, compassionate legal guidance they need. If you require the legal assistance of an attorney to help you through a criminal law matter, personal injury matter, family law matter, or otherwise, you can turn to us. Contact McNerney & McAuliffe today to learn more about what we can do for you.

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