Are Pedestrian Accidents Covered by Insurance?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 5,000 pedestrians die every year because of motor vehicle–related accidents. Whether injured by a vehicle or property defect, a pedestrian may be able to recover damages for their injuries if someone’s negligence caused or contributed to the accident.
To establish negligence in a pedestrian accident, the injured party must prove that the person at fault:
- Owed a legal duty of care to the pedestrian
- Failed to fulfill that legal duty
- Caused an accident to the injured party
- The injured party suffered damages as a result of the accident.
This may be difficult for a person without legal knowledge to do by themselves, which is why we recommend contacting a personal injury attorney.