Hillsdale, New Jersey, 2 July 2021, ZEXPRWIRE, Sidewalks in Newark are dangerous places because they are so close to moving vehicles. If you’ve been injured in a sidewalk accident involving a vehicle, there are several steps you should take immediately after the accident occurs. However, what you can do depends on whether you’ve suffered a minor or major injury.
If you’ve suffered a minor injury, then take the following steps:
- Medical care. Check and see if others need medical treatment.
- Contact the police. Call the police so they can write up an incident report.
- Accident details. Note the date and time of the accident and its location. Record other relevant information as well, such as the license plate of the involved vehicle and any weather or traffic conditions that may have caused the accident.
- Contact information. Try and get the contact information of the driver involved and any witnesses.
- Photos and diagrams. Document the accident, including a site sketch and photographs.
Once this has been done, seek medical attention, even if you think you are not hurt or your injuries are minor.
If you’ve suffered a major injury, then let the emergency services technicians transport you to the hospital. There will be time later to collect accident-related information. That is what we are her to help you with. While you are recovering Peter Briskin and his team will conduct a thorough investigation of your accident.
File a Lawsuit
Once you’ve received medical care, then contact a Newark pedestrian accident attorney to discuss your legal options. Often, this will result in seeking a settlement with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. However, if the driver’s insurance company is unreasonable, then a lawsuit may be necessary.
Generally, a lawsuit will be based on the theory of negligence. This means that the driver acted unreasonably under the circumstances and that this behavior caused the pedestrian accident and your injuries.
In your lawsuit, you will be seeking compensation for your injuries. This compensation is called damages. There are three types of damages – economic, non-economic, and punitive.
Economic damages generally include medical expenses and loss of income due to the injury.
Non-economic damages compensate you for the pain and suffering endured as a result of the accident.
Finally, in some cases, punitive damages are available if the at-fault driver acted with reckless disregard for the safety of others. This may be an option if the driver was under the influence.
Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Available 24/7
The Newark pedestrian accident attorneys at http://fnblegal.com are available to represent you and aggressively work to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Schedule a free consultation today.
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