We recently represented a client who was involved in a pedestrian car accident in Philadelphia. As our client was crossing the street to get to her car, she was struck by an unidentified vehicle that bypassed a stopped SEPTA trolley, despite having an affirmative obligation to wait. The pedestrian car accident was captured on the video camera from the SEPTA trolley. After hitting our client, the striking vehicle did not stop after the collision, and the video could not clearly identify the striking vehicle.
As a result of the collision, our client was rushed to the hospital. Imaging studies were performed, and she was diagnosed with a concussion and other soft tissue injuries. Fortunately, our client was able to make a full recovery. She regained her ability to pursue her dreams of travel and continuing her education on the West Coast.
Uninsured Motorist Claim – Financial Compensation After Philadelphia Pedestrian Accident
Although the striking vehicle was at fault, we could not recover from the at-fault driver because he/she could not be identified. However, we were able to pursue an uninsured motorist (UM) and help our client financially recover.
Drivers in PA can purchase a coverage called uninsured motorist (UM) coverage. It is not required, but it is one of the most important coverages in an auto insurance policy. UM coverage applies when the at-fault driver does not have insurance. It also applies when the at-fault driver cannot be found thereby preventing the victim (passenger, driver or pedestrian) from filing a claim against the at-fault driver. In such instances, the victim would file a UM claim with their own auto insurance company to financially recover for their damages and injuries.
In our client’s case, she fortunately had UM coverage on her auto insurance policy, and we filed a UM claim with her insurance company. We were able to obtain a sizeable uninsured motorist recovery on her behalf that compensated her for her pain and suffering, lost wages and all other implicated damages.
Our client was extremely satisfied at the conclusion of her case and had the following to say about Mr. Namerow:
“Jordan Namerow is an amazing lawyer but most importantly and amazing individual. He does not stop at the minimum but goes for all of it. He went above and beyond for my case and ended up settling my uninsured motorist case for far more than I even imagined. I so happy I decided to have him as a lawyer. Would highly recommend to anyone.” Alice D.
Help After a Philadelphia Car Accident
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