Pedestrian accidents are a common cause of serious injury and death. Pedestrian accidents often involve serious injuries because the collision occurs between a person and a motor vehicle. These cases can result in devastating injuries because the pedestrian has no protection from impact.
All states require motorists to yield the right of way to pedestrians in a crosswalk. Motorists are also required to yield the right of way to pedestrians crossing on WALK signals. Motorists often have their attention directed towards other motor vehicles and are not watching for pedestrians, even those in a clearly marked crosswalk.
Most pedestrians in Minnesota and North Dakota who are struck by a motor vehicle should be entitled to personal injury protection insurance benefits to compensate them for medical expenses, wage loss and other benefits. The right of the pedestrian to receive personal injury protection benefits under both Minnesota and North Dakota no-fault insurance laws does not depend on whether the pedestrian was “at fault” for the accident.
Please remember that every claim is governed by a Statute of Limitation. If you believe you have a claim you should contact our office immediately. We can help.