Q: The driver who caused my Vancouver pedestrian injury was uninsured. What happens now?
You or someone you love suffered a Vancouver pedestrian injury.
Perhaps a fearless teen flew through a red light and hit you in a crosswalk. Maybe a hurried parent backed into you in a parking garage with her SUV. In either case, you are more than flustered about what happened. You are also confused about how to seek compensation because the driver who hit you does not have much, if any, insurance.
Here are potential avenues to try:
- Collect money from your own insurance. Depending on what coverage you have and what happened during the accident, you may be able to leverage your own coverage to get compensated for lost time at work, medical bills, surgeries, and other care.
- Go after the assets of the person who hit and injured you. Depending on the facts of the crash, you may be able to sue the person or his or her estate for damages.
- Collect money from the driver’s insurance company. If the driver had some (but not much) insurance, you may be able to collect—at least up to the policy limit.
- Collect money from a designer, engineer, manufacturer, or mechanic responsible for the accident. Perhaps the driver's car skated over ice through an intersection into your car. You may be able to build a case that the brake failure caused your injury and sue the maker/designer of the faulty brake system.
- Collect money from the company who trained or hired the driver who hit you. For instance, if a truck or bus driver caused your crash, you could sue his company for failing to vet or train their drivers.
The Vancouver pedestrian injury lawyers at McComb Witten would be happy to discuss your case and give you needed guidance and clarity on what to do. Find out more about pedestrian accidents by downloading Pedestrian Safety Manual, our free report, or give us a call at 604-255-9018 for a complimentary case consultation.