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 than 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 as a pedestrian in an 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 to not only 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.
Hit by a Vehicle as a Pedestrian
If you were injured as a pedestrian, acting immediately is critical to seek a financial recovery for your medical bills and other losses. Personal injury lawyer and firm partner Jon Ostroff explains that after seeking professional medical attention, contacting an experienced law firm is a smart next step. You attorney can preserve evidence, protect your rights if the vehicle operator is blaming you, handle the insurance company, and work to maximize your recovery.
Can I Obtain A Recovery With Limited Tort Insurance?
Pennsylvania law recognizes six exceptions to limited tort coverage that will allow injured auto accident victims to still recover full damages. We are often able to help these people, because we know how to uncover and prove limited tort exceptions. Even when an automatic exception doesn’t apply, we have ways to still prove and win limited tort cases.
Should I Trust Insurance Adjusters?
After you’ve sustained injuries in a crash, insurance adjusters will be calling you to try to reduce or eliminate your injury claim. Ostroff Injury Law partner Jon Ostroff explains why it’s important to contact an experienced attorney to protect your interests after a crash.