Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are a common occurrence in Kentucky. If you are struck by a car or other vehicle when you are walking, you may be entitled to several types of recovery. We regularly handle claims for our clients who are struck by cars while they are traveling on foot. Under Kentucky’s laws, a pedestrian is entitled to recover for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages incurred when a negligent driver strikes a pedestrian.
Pedestrians struck by a car are entitled to the same benefits afforded to passengers in a car, even if they do not have insurance of their own. Under Kentucky’s No-Fault laws, a pedestrian is entitled to recover No-Fault benefits, which include medical expenses, prescriptions, and wage loss, in addition to some other specified out-of-pocket expenses, up to $10,000. This coverage comes from the insurance for the vehicle that strikes the pedestrian-whether or not the pedestrian is at fault for the accident.
In a situation where the pedestrian is not to blame for the accident, or only partially to blame, the pedestrian has the opportunity to recover for pain and suffering and expenses over and above the $10,000 in No-Fault benefits.