VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Hello, I'm attorney Eric Canter and one of the many questions that I'm asked when I'm meeting with clients who were involved in accidents is, "If I'm a pedestrian, can I still recover damages if the driver who hit me was uninsured?"
And the answer is, maybe. If you're a pedestrian and hit by a motor vehicle, then you may be entitled to recover damages from your own insurance policy, under your uninsured motorist coverage. So, you should definitely take a look at your policy and see whether you maintain uninsured motorist coverage. Because even though you're a pedestrian - you're walking, you're jogging - you're still hit by a car and that falls under the motor vehicle no-fault law in Florida. So check your policy for uninsured motorist coverage.
If you have questions about whether you can recover damages as a pedestrian when you're hit by an uninsured motorist, feel free to contact me, locally 561-447-4500, or 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 800-830-8386, for personal, straightforward answers about your pedestrian accident. Thank you. Free consultations.