Pedestrians and the Uninsured Motorist

A pedestrian who is injured as a result of the negligence of an uninsured motorist may feel that there is no source of funds from which to make a claim for the injuries sustained. However, if the pedestrian has uninsured motorist benefits or medical pay benefits, there is a source of funds against which to make a claim. These benefits provide coverage if the owner of the policy or a member of the insured household is injured. These benefits apply even though the injured party is not in his or her own vehicle at the time of the collision. If you were injured as a result of the negligence of an uninsured motorist, you should immediately seek advice from an attorney in order to determine the full extent of your rights under the law and under the provisions of your insurance policy.

When you have been injured call the Law Offices of W. David Gurney for a free initial consultation. Practicing injury law for more than thirty years. 951-369-7800. Our attorney fees on personal injury claims can be as low as 25% depending on facts. (plus costs) Call for information on contingency fees on medical malpractice actions.

Nothing in this column is intended as legal advice with regard to any specific case. An attorney/client relationship will only be established on signing a written fee agreement.

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