Pedestrian accidents can involve very severe injuriesThousands of pedestrians are killed in traffic accidents every year, and another tens of thousands are injured. Children and the elderly are especially likely to be the victims of a pedestrian accident. When walkers have run ins with motor vehicles it can cause serious injuries, and even death.

No Fault Claims

The good news for the victims of pedestrian accidents is that their medical expenses will probably be covered. If a pedestrian owns no fault insurance on a vehicle, their policy will cover any injury resulting from a motor vehicle accident. That’s true even if the vehicle itself is not involved in the crash. Children and other non-drivers can also be covered by the policies of family members living in the same house. If the pedestrian or his or her family doesn’t have any insurance, he or she will still be covered by the insurance policy of the driver or the state’s Assigned Claims Facility.

No Fault Benefits

Once the right insurance provider is identified, victims of pedestrian accidents are entitled to several no fault benefits:

  • All medical expenses related to the accident.
  • Lost wages equal to up to 85% of the victim’s salary for three years.
  • Attendant care and accessibility modification expenses resulting from the accident.

Pedestrians will have to file an accident claim with the proper insurance agency to get these expenses covered. That is why it is so important to keep careful records of all medical expenses after a crash. Anything from major surgery, to therapeutic massage, to the mileage it takes to get there could be recovered, but only if you can provide proof of the expense and its relationship to the injury.

Driver Negligence

When a car hits a pedestrian, there is a good chance the injuries will be severe, even sometimes fatal. In serious injury cases resulting in death, disability, or a serious impairment of bodily function, the victims of these accidents can seek additional damages from the at-fault driver based on his or her negligence.

These additional damages include pain and suffering and other non-economic losses. Your pedestrian accident attorney will help you identify your losses and put a money value on your injury.

But these damages may be reduced if the pedestrian was negligent as well, like if he or she was distracted, wearing headphones, or jaywalking. Alcohol use, by either the driver or the pedestrian, can affect the outcome of these kinds of cases.

Pedestrian accidents can create serious injuries and complicated legal battles. If you or someone you know has been hit by a car you need a law firm with experience negotiating the complex legal landscape and the guts to take on the insurance companies. The lawyers at Christensen Law have been representing pedestrian accident victims for over 20 years. They can help you or your loved ones get the benefits you need to recover from your injuries.

Testimonials

Everyone at Christensen Law was extremely friendly and very easy to work with. Whenever I had a question, they took the time to talk with me and explained everything thoroughly. They were also very quick to return phone calls. I would definitely recommend Christensen Law to anyone in need of a personal injury lawyer.

I suffered Traumatic Brain Injury when struck by a vehicle while walking. My recovery was a long uphill battle; I had little energy to expend on daily routines and even LESS on caring for my home and life. I wondered how I could continue into the future with the difficulties I faced.

I handed the baton off to David and Sarah of Christensen Law. They resolved the unique challenges of my case while buffering me from the opposing side’s onslaught. The case concluded successfully and to my satisfaction with minimal effort on my part.

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Overall a professional, great team. Everyone knew me and my case. When I left a message, I got a quick reply. Sarah made me feel comfortable going into a courtroom, where I never had been before. Both David and Sarah are very knowledgeable with legal issues. I trusted everyone and am a satisfied client.

V. Watkins

I never knew attorneys could be so accessible and kind. They fought for me all the way to the end. They had to take my case to trial and they won me a great settlement. Now I have a secure future.

 

HH, Davison

I was treated very nicely and professionally with a lot of consideration and compassion for my disabilities suffered in a horrible car accident. Mr. Christensen and Sarah Stempky made sure I understood what was happening with my case and that everything was pulled together.

LG, Stockbridge

As an accident victim I had to have my leg amputated and I was in bad shape overall. David Christensen was a light in that experience. I ended up with an entire home modification to accommodate my disabilities. It was a very stubborn insurance company but David wouldn’t take no for an answer.

CB, Milford

If I had questions or worries Dave would address them with me because he knows what he is doing. I think the world of him. I felt he went above and beyond to turn a really bad situation around. I have hope now where before I felt powerless and miniscule and that these big insurance companies were just going to railroad me.

DT, Jackson

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