New Jersey Pedestrian Accident Attorney
New Brunswick Pedestrian Accident Attorney
While pedestrians have the right of way, they can often be hit and need a New Jersey pedestrian accident attorney to represent their case. Even if you are very vigilant and cautious, you cannot plan for the actions of others. If someone chooses to text and drive, you cannot stop them. If someone does not look when they turn a corner on the road, you cannot stop them. As a pedestrian coming into contact with a vehicle, your injuries will often be very severe, while the driver of the car walks away without a scratch. If the driver was negligent, then you are owed compensation. Contact the Law Firm of Edward Blinder, PLLC for help.
As a pedestrian, you might receive injuries such as:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Broken bones
- Road rash
- And more
All of these injuries will rack up an expensive hospital bill — and beyond the immediate issues that need to be treated, such as open wounds and broken bones, your continued medical treatment will be costly. Think of things like physical therapy, casts, surgeries, etc. Compensation from an accident should not just include immediate damages but also future expenses that the accident caused. A knowledgeable New Jersey pedestrian accident attorney will be able to explain all this to you as well as offer an estimate of how much compensation you are eligible to receive based on factors such as your medical expenses, insurance coverage, etc.
You’re Hurt…Now What?
First, you need to seek medical attention. Even if you were not hurt that much or do not feel as though you are hurt, you should have a professional check you out. Your adrenaline will be pumping after an accident, which often masks extreme pain. You may be more hurt than you realize. A medical professional will be able to treat you. This treatment should also be documented for future use in your case. After you have sought medical attention, you can do one of two things: you can start collecting evidence then contact a lawyer, or you can contact a lawyer. If your injuries do not prevent you from collecting evidence, then you should do so. Get pictures of the scene, witness contact information, the information of the person who hit you, copies of your medical treatments, and police reports. You can take all this to an attorney. If your injuries are too severe for you to continue, then once medical staff has cleared you, it is time to contact a lawyer.
A knowledgeable attorney will have a consultation with you to learn more about your case. If you have evidence, this is a good time to present it. If the lawyer chooses to take on your case, they will also conduct their own thorough investigation, which is why it is okay if you are unable to collect that data. It helps to have it, but it is by no means necessary. Your health should be the first priority. After your attorney has finished this investigation, they will then file a claim and from there, your case will either settle or go to trial.
Contact a New Jersey pedestrian accident attorney today at the Law Firm of Edward Blinder, PLLC for help.