WHOSE INSURANCE CAN A PEDESTRIAN RECOVER FROM IF HIT BY A CAR?
Pedestrian accidents happen all too frequently, the National Highway and Traffic Safety Association stated that from 2000 to 2008 there were almost 6,000 pedestrian accidents (accidents when a motor vehicle – car, truck, motorcycle – hits a pedestrian). The highest percentage of these pedestrian accidents, happen when the vehicle is making some kind of turn.
If a pedestrian is hit by a motor vehicle and suffers injuries and dies, that individual, or their family, can recover against the driver of the vehicle’s insurance.
These pedestrian accidents require investigation in regards to liability, to ensure that the driver cannot try and apportion any fault to the pedestrian – put another way, try and say the pedestrian is partially at-fault. Also, the pedestrian must ensure that all potential applicable insurance policies of the at-fault party are found. These are some of the many reasons why it’s in your best interest to speak to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible if you’re a pedestrian involved in an accident.
Call the Law Office of Steve Roberts, LLC, for a free consultation on your personal injury case – and speak to an attorney for case specific advice. 720-515-7058.