Pedestrian’s Rights in an Accident

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With the COVID-19 pandemic and the stay at home and safer at home orders that are going on in Florida, there are fewer cars on the road, and a lot more people are getting outside and going for runs, walks, and bike rides. However, there are still cars on the road, and there are still accidents happening. If you are a pedestrian or bicyclist and get hit by a car, you still have certain rights. One of those is that your car insurance will pay for the first $10,000 of your medical bills. You can use your PIP Insurance, which is your Personal Injury Protection.

If you do get hit by a car when you are walking or riding a bike, you need to make sure that you see a doctor within the first 14 days of being involved in an accident. This way, you can use your PIP benefits from your auto insurance. If you have health insurance, you can use this as well.

Hopefully, everyone will be staying as safe as possible and following the road rules to prevent an accident; but these are some helpful tips just in case you get involved in an accident.

Gene Zweben
Gene Zweben
Gene is the managing partner of Zweben Law Group located in Stuart, Florida. Gene's practice focuses on litigating plaintiff's cases throughout the State of Florida and has significant experience in: personal injury, medical malpractice, premises liability, wrongful death, Americans with Disabilities Act litigation, family law and general civil cases.

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