If you or a loved one have suffered an Injury you may be entitled to monetary compensation from the person or company whose negligent conduct caused the injury. Document everything including any medical visits, time missed from work, and insurance company conversations. Where possible, get all communications in writing.
When using an electric scooter and encountering an irresponsible car driver who happens to be uninsured, your uninsured motorist coverage typically offers protection, similar to situations involving motorists or pedestrians.
Frequently Asked Questions
Oftentimes it can be more difficult, but the law does not allow cars to simply run over people. If you were hit by a car that was speeding or disobeying the rules of the road, then you may still have a viable claim even if you were jaywalking. Keep in mind the absence of a crosswalk does not necessarily mean you were jaywalking. Legal crosswalks exist at all public street intersections whether marked or unmarked.
The first insurance to explore is the at fault driver’s insurance. If that driver did not have insurance or does not have enough insurance it may be a surprise to learn that you can access your own car insurance provided you or a residential family member maintained uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.
Just like other accident situations, report the incident to the police as soon as possible. There is a chance the police will be able to utilize their resources to find surveillance footage of the incident allowing them to identify the car involved. If there were any witnesses to the crash, get their contact info! Write down everything you remember about the crash and the car; memories fade with time and any details like color or make of the vehicle may be helpful down the road. Finally, pedestrian accidents can often cause severe injuries so make sure to seek medical attention.
Yes! Drivers must recognize the conditions of the roadways and respond to them appropriately. If the roads are wet or icy, then drivers must drive more slowly to avoid slipping on the roads causing a crash. Blaming icy roads, or saying the sun was in my eyes is not an excuse for hitting someone. It is ultimately the driver’s responsibility to adjust to weather and road conditions.