“I Was a Pedestrian Hit By a Car. What Are My Rights?”
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident in Massachusetts by a negligently operated vehicle, you will need to know a few things. It is the operator’s insurance company that is responsible for paying for your “reasonable and necessary” medical expenses. They will also pay 75% of any lost wages you sustain as a result of the accident. But, the insurance company for the operator who caused the accident is only required by law to pay up to $8000.00 for your medical bills and lost wages.
With respect to compensation for pain and suffering, it is again the operator’s insurance company, rather than your auto insurance carrier, that is responsible for paying you for pain and suffering.
In cases such as these, it is important for you to keep a log of all of your expenses (medical, lost wages, and any other losses) you sustain as a result of the accident. Also, photograph your injuries so you can show the adjuster exactly where, and to what extent, your body was injured. Good luck!