Pedestrian and Car Accidents
Pedestrians who suffer injuries as a result of being hit by a car still have legal rights. They are usually entitled to the same legal rights to recover compensation from a negligent driver as a person who is injured in a typical car accident. Are you or is someone you know a victim of a pedestrian car accident? Victims of a pedestrian car accident with injuries are also entitled to “no-fault” or car accident benefits coverage.
If the pedestrian does not have their own car insurance, they are still entitled to accident benefits. No-fault car insurance benefits would be received from the driver’s insurance. The injured pedestrian may be entitled to accident benefits even if he or she was partly or fully responsible. Accident benefits would help cover injuries sustained in the pedestrian car accident.
In addition to receiving accident benefits, a pedestrian can sue the negligent driver responsible for the pedestrian car accident. The pedestrian can sue for those damages that the accident benefits do not cover.
Contributory negligence is often a factor in a pedestrian car accident.