Pedestrians are Entitled to Full Tort Damages
You made the decision to purchase limited tort car insurance. You understood that your right to recover damages might be limited if you were involved in a car accident. Yet, what happened to you was so much worse that the car crash that you imagined. You weren’t even in a car at the time of the accident. You were a pedestrian, and you were badly injured when a motor vehicle struck you. What now? Are you bound by your limited tort insurance if you were a pedestrian at the time of the accident?
In Pennsylvania, Limited Tort Restrictions do not Apply to Pedestrians
Even if you would be covered by limited tort insurance if you were in a car accident, you are entitled to full tort damages if you are hurt in a pedestrian accident. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that limited tort restrictions do not apply to pedestrians.
Thus, if you were injured as a pedestrian, then you may have the right not only to recover economic damages such as medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, out of pocket expenses and lost income, but also non-economic expenses such as compensation for your physical pain and emotional suffering. In July of this year, we recovered $150,000 for a client with limited tort who was injured as a pedestrian.
Contact a Pennsylvania Limited Tort Lawyer to Help You Get the Damages That You Deserve
Even though you have the right to recover full damages after a Pennsylvania pedestrian accident, you may need to fight to protect that right. An experienced Pennsylvania limited tort attorney will zealously advocate for your full and fair recovery. Please contact our dedicated Pennsylvania pedestrian accident lawyers today at (800) 861-5696 for a free consultation.