Have you or a loved one been hit by a vehicle while walking and have questions? Read these 3 pedestrian accident facts, then call our office now.
1) Pedestrian Accident Medical Bills
In the state of Utah, all vehicles are required to carry personal injury protection or PIP. Sometimes it’s referred to as no-fault. If you’re injured as a pedestrian, the vehicle that struck you is required to pay you for those medicals, so they would pay up to the first $3,000 of medical bills from that car policy.
2) Pedestrian Accident Injury Claims
If you’re a pedestrian involved in a car crash in the state of Utah, it’s different than being in a two-car crash. One, you don’t have any of the protection that the other vehicle gives you, so frequently the injuries are much more severe. The laws are different because pedestrian laws are different than those for vehicles. It’s important that you have an attorney who has dealt with those issues, who knows the distinctions, and deals with it on a regular basis.
3) Partial Fault Pedestrian Accident
If part of your accident is your fault, you still may have a claim. Utah allows you to bring a claim against the other party, as long as you’re not more than 50% at fault. If you were crossing and the car was speeding, and there’s going to be an allocation between the two of you, but you still may have a claim.
Were you or a loved one struck by a vehicle while walking and have questions about our 3 pedestrian accident facts?
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