Auto-pedestrian accidents occur when a car or bike collides with someone on foot. Auto-pedestrian accidents often occur on crosswalks, sidewalks or off-road paths, and because of this, these accidents are usually caused by negligent acts on the part of the driver of the vehicle. Other things like malfunctioning traffic lights, obstructions, signs, strange layouts, or road conditions may also cause pedestrian accidents. Any of these factors may shift the liability of the accident and its repercussions between the parties involved. If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto-pedestrian accident in Utah, you may be in need of legal help to determine who is at fault, and how you can receive a fair and appropriate settlement for the injuries you have suffered.
In Utah when a pedestrian is hit, they become a passenger of the car under Utah law for the purposes of the No Fault insurance Personal Injury Protection (also known as “PIP”). This means that if you are the pedestrian in an auto-pedestrian accident in Salt Lake City – or anywhere else in Utah – that the first $3,000 of medical care may be covered by the car that hit you, regardless of who was at fault.
Getting the compensation you deserve.
When people try to settle with insurance companies, big or small, or third parties directly, it is unlikely that they will be able to reach a settlement that compensates them for their injuries and the pain and suffering they have gone through. It is recommended that auto-pedestrian accident victims contact a caring and experienced Utah accident attorney to prepare and negotiate their settlement with the insurance companies. Personal injury lawyers can also advise you on when it is appropriate to file a lawsuit or seek binding arbitration.
The Utah accident attorneys at the Ault Firm, P.C., are here to help if you have been injured in an auto-pedestrian accident in the state of Utah. We have been helping people deal with insurance companies and get the compensation they deserve for our entire careers. We have relationships with experts in accident reconstruction and with many diverse medical professionals, and we can ensure that your case receives the highest and best evaluation.
“When you call us, we will listen to the facts of your accident and evaluate the potential settlement possibilities – at no cost to you. Our team of legal professionals will directly contact the insurers or adjusters on your behalf to get you the best possible results.” – Chris Ault