Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Accidents

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Southeast Minnesota is a great place to work and live. But despite new and more clearly marked crosswalks, many people still believe that our streets are unsafe for pedestrians.

Special driver responsibility rules protect pedestrians in traffic. For example, every driver is required by law to stop at every crosswalk — whether or not the crosswalk is marked — from the moment the pedestrian steps off the sidewalk until the pedestrian crosses the driver’s lane. See Minn. Stat. § 169.21, subd. 2

Pedestrian responsibility is also important. Pedestrian accidents often happen in urban areas during rush hours. To avoid serious injury, pedestrians should always cross at crosswalks — no jaywalking — and always follow traffic signals. For further discussion, see, Minnesota Department of Public Safety Crosswalk Safety Tips.

Recoverable Losses

If you or a loved one are injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to the following Recoverable Losses:

  • Past pain, suffering, disability, disfigurement, scarring or emotional distress
  • Reasonable medical expenses
  • Loss of earnings
  • Future pain, suffering, disability, disfigurement, scarring or emotional distress
  • Future medical expenses
  • Future loss of earning capacity

See our generic Jury Special Verdict Form.

If the pedestrian accident involves a car or truck, the Minnesota No-Fault Law should apply. See: Minnesota No-Fault: How No-Fault Works.

Insurance

There may be several layers of insurance coverage and several insurers involved in your case including:

  • No-Fault Insurance
  • ​Liability Insurance or Uninsured Motorist Insurance (UM)
  • Underinsured Motorist Insurance (UIM)

If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you need to concentrate on one thing — getting on with your life. Let our experienced team handle the insurance paperwork including claim forms, reports, authorizations, requests for recorded statements and Defense Medical Examinations (DMEs).

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