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To recover financially in any personal injury case, you must be able to prove that you were injured, that someone else is responsible for those injuries, and there is access to financial recovery.
Common causes of actionable pedestrian accidents include:
There are many other incidents in which a pedestrian may be injured by a driver's negligence. To find out if you have a pedestrian accident case, it is best to consult with a personal injury attorney.
If you are able to prove that another party is legally responsible for the collision and your injuries, then you are entitled to compensatory damages to cover your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and out of pocket expenses you incurred while seeking treatment.
In a pedestrian accident, you may be able to seek compensation from the at fault driver's insurance company.
If the driver who hit you does not have insurance, then you may be able to receive compensation from your own insurance company through the uninsured motorist (UM) coverage.
If you are struck as a pedestrian by a hit and run driver, then you may be able to obtain compensation from the uninsured motorist (UM) coverage of your own auto insurance.
Generally, the statute of limitations in Wisconsin for filing a personal injury claim is three years from the date of the accident. However, this limitation period may vary depending on the specifics of your case. For such reason, you should contact a Wisconsin personal injury attorney as soon as possible to preserve your legal rights to recover from your losses.