While you may be within your rights as a pedestrian, it does not mean that everybody around you, including motor vehicle drivers, is obeying the law.
Injured pedestrians are often times covered under their health insurance policy. At the same time, there is a chance that they will be covered under at least one auto insurance policy.
Auto Liability Insurance
In the event that you are struck by an automobile, it is possible that you can file a claim against the driver’s auto liability insurance.
Note: just because you are hit by a vehicle does not mean you are able to recover compensation. This will depend largely on who is determined to be at fault.
What to do
If you are involved in a pedestrian accident, do not attempt to leave the scene if you are injured. It is best to wait around for medical help to arrive, ensuring that you don’t make your injuries any worse.
It would be in your best interest to receive the contact and insurance information of the person who hit you, however, this is not always possible due to the fact that you may have experienced serious injury.
Note: if the person who hits you sticks around, which they should, police will do their part in collecting all the appropriate information, which you can use at a later date.
Once you are recovering, it is time to consider your legal options. Are you going to work with the other party’s insurance company to receive payment for injuries and other damages?
It makes sense to contact an experienced pedestrian accident attorney as soon as possible. This person can do all the work for you, including communicating with the insurance company to get you the best possible settlement.
There is also the possibility of filing a personal injury lawsuit. This is something your attorney can discuss with you.
We have helped many people in pedestrian accidents receive the compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of a driver, contact us for a free initial consultation. We are here to protect your rights and obtain the compensation that you deserve.
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