Pedestrians are commonly caught in vulnerable positions. Whenever someone attempts to cross a street using a crosswalk or never leaving the sidewalk they are at the mercy of motorists. All drivers assume a duty to protect anyone they may encounter while on the road. This extends to people on foot. However, even though it may seem a given that a driver is at fault in a collision with a pedestrian, defendant insurance companies will try their best to shift blame onto the injured pedestrian.
A Trenton pedestrian accident lawyer could represent you in your quest to obtain compensation for your losses. This can include payments for medical bills, reimbursement for lost earnings, and consideration for any mental anguish. A skilled attorney can work to get you the best possible settlement. En Español.
Pedestrians have no protection against a collision with a car. Even at low speeds, coming into contact with a moving vehicle could cause a person to be knocked to the ground. At higher speeds, a pedestrian may be thrown over the top of the car, be pushed into oncoming traffic, or even become trapped under a vehicle.
As a result, the potential injuries in a pedestrian accident case are severe. If a victim is fortunate enough to walk away, he or she may still suffer from severe cuts and scrapes or strained ligaments. More severe injuries may include:
As harsh as these physical injuries may be, the full impact of the incident upon your life may be much larger. Your injuries may force you to miss time at work. Whether this involves inpatient time in a hospital or the inability to work due to pain, a pedestrian accident claim can demand compensation for these losses.
In addition, an accident could cause a loss in overall quality of life. A Trenton pedestrian accident attorney could help you evaluate the impact of the incident upon your life so that you can demand the appropriate compensation.
It is easy to assume that a driver in a pedestrian accident case is always at fault. However, even the most seemingly obvious example of driver negligence may be contested by the driver’s insurance company.
Defendant insurance companies can examine several factors in a case to place responsibility upon the pedestrian. These include:
A Trenton pedestrian accident lawyer could help you gather vital evidence of defendant driver’s negligence and rebut allegations of contributory negligence.
An attorney can also work to ensure that you bring a claim within the statute of limitations. Under New Jersey Revised Statutes §2A:14-2, generally pedestrians must act within two years of injury. If you fail to act within this time frame, your claim could be barred and you may not be able to recover compensation.
A pedestrian accident can have a devastating impact on your life. On top of the obvious need for medical care, an accident could leave you unable to work and in severe mental anguish. While it may seem self-evident that a driver is at-fault for the incident, you still must prove that the driver was negligent to collect compensation.
A Trenton pedestrian accident lawyer could help you pursue your claim. They work from day one to gather key evidence, place that evidence within the framework of New Jersey law, and handle the details while you concentrate on what is important in your life. Contact us today to discuss your case.
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