Pursuing Claims for Pedestrian Accidents
No one expects to be hit by a car when crossing the street. But it happens more often than you would imagine. And the types of injuries you sustained from this type of injury can be severe, even fatal. It can be months, even years before you fully recover from this type of accident. How are you going to pay your bills? You’re going to need a good attorney and fast.
Our Jersey City pedestrian accident lawyer Anthony Carbone has been helping pedestrians throughout New Jersey recover the compensation they deserve after being hit by a vehicle. We will tirelessly fight until you are properly compensated for your injuries so you can get back on your feet again.
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Dealing with Insurance Companies
Do you know the person responsible for your injuries? If so, our pedestrian accident attorney in Essex County will pursue compensation from that driver’s insurance company. Insurance companies have many tricks that they use to avoid paying out on claims for all types of car accidents, including car-pedestrian accidents. We do not recommend that you attempt to file a claim yourself until you speak with our car accident attorney, and especially do not sign anything until we get a chance to read it first.
If you have neither car nor medical insurance, you may be wondering how to pay for the medical expenses. Thankfully, New Jersey has a fund to cover medical costs for people injured in car accidents who have no other source of medical coverage. In addition, if you were injured by a hit-and-run driver, this state fund may also offer you certain other compensation such as pain and suffering.
There Can Be More Than One Party Responsible
Like slip and fall accidents, pedestrian accidents can sometimes be caused by poorly designed or maintained properties. For example:
- If a parking lot or driveway has a blind access that does not warn drivers or pedestrians, it can increase the likelihood of a pedestrian accident.
- If a sidewalk is icy or snow-covered, it may force you to walk in the road, increasing the likelihood you will be hit by a car.
- If a parking lot or driveway is not cleared properly, it can cause cars to lose control and strike you.
Contact Our Jersey City Pedestrian Accident Lawyer now
If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, know that you will need an excellent Jersey City pedestrian accident lawyer by your side. Don’t wait much longer. Contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone to begin this process right away.