Pedestrian deaths have increased in the US in recent years. According to the latest Governors Highway Safety Association report (GHSA), pedestrian deaths totaled about 6,000 in 2017. Several thousand pedestrians get injured due to vehicle accidents.
If you have been injured as a passenger in a motor vehicle in Kentucky, you need to know your rights in collecting compensation for your injuries. No matter what the mode of transportation; be it car, truck, motorcycle or boat, if you were injured because of another's negligence you have the right to recover damages. As the passenger, you would be considered negligent-free, and the fault would either be with the driver of the vehicle you are riding in or a third party that caused the accident. Regardless of which driver was at fault, the one you were riding in or the other driver, as a passenger, you could not be held at fault, and since most cases revolve around fault, this is good for your case.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Association reported that in 2012 over 70,000 pedestrians were struck by motorized vehicles, causing physical injuries - and in some cases; fatality. Pedestrian accidents in Cincinnati, Ohio happen every day. Whether they are hit while entering a cross walk, on the side-walk or on private property; pedestrians have rights to file personal injury claims just like any other individual driving a car. Understanding the facts about this law and how pedestrians can file personal injury claims is the best way to protect your legal rights.