A pedestrian accident can change your life. When you have been hit by the driver of a motor vehicle and have suffered serious injuries as a result, you deserve to be fully compensated for your losses. At The Benenati Law Firm, we are prepared to guide you through the claims process, and will not give up until a settlement offer is secured.

Your Rights After A Pedestrian Accident

You have the right to seek compensation for your injuries after a pedestrian accident. In some cases, this may be sought through PIP (personal injury protection) coverage, which covers pedestrians and pays up to 80 percent of reasonable medical expenses, 60 percent of lost wages due to the accident, and $5,000 in death benefits (if injuries are fatal). However, 80 percent of medical expenses and 60 percent of lost wages is often not enough; when a pedestrian has sustained injuries that cause significant impairment of a bodily function, permanent injury, disability, or disfigurement, they have the right to file a lawsuit. Through a civil suit, an injured pedestrian can seek 100 percent of damages for medical expenses and lost wages, as well as compensation for noneconomic losses like pain and suffering.