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Can a Pedestrian Hit by a Car Receive Financial Compensation?

Yes, if you are a pedestrian that was hit by a car you can receive financial compensation, usually against the driver’s insurance. The compensation received is in direct relation to the driver's degree of negligence, as well as yours. In order to make sure that you receive just compensation for a pedestrian accident, discuss with a personal injury attorney.

When a pedestrian accident occurs, the victim has the right to seek financial compensation and can file a claim against the driver's or car owner's auto liability insurance policy. Florida follows a "comparative fault" rule, which states that the financial compensation a pedestrian can receive is directly related to the degree of negligence.

Injured pedestrians are usually covered:

  • under their disability and health insurance policies;
  • employee's compensation coverage (if the accident occurs on the job);
  • one or more auto insurance policies.

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