Six University Prep High School Students Struck By Car – The Legal Perspective
PITTSBURGH, PA, October 10, 2018 — Six high school students from University Prep were struck by a car while walking home from school. The car reportedly lost control before hitting the classmates as they walked on the sidewalk, swerving as the driver hit the brake. Tragically, the six students suffered serious injuries and were rushed to area hospitals. Police are interviewing the driver of the vehicle, also a student at University Prep.
What Happens if You’re a Pedestrian Injured by a Vehicle?
Every policy of motor vehicle insurance in Pennsylvania must have medical benefits coverage, which protects pedestrians who may not have car insurance of their own. If you’re struck by a vehicle as a pedestrian and you don’t have your own car insurance, you can get medical benefits from the insurance covering the driver that hit you.
When there are several people seriously injured, oftentimes the insurance that covers the driver of the car isn’t enough to fully compensate everyone. In those instances, you have to pursue every possible option of compensation. In this Facebook Live, Attorney Lawrence “Guido” Gurrera addresses some examples. He also discusses our responsibilities as pedestrians.