What is the Average Pedestrian Accident Settlement in Kentucky?


If you or a loved one have been hit by a car while walking in Kentucky  contact an attorney before anything else to protect your rights. While the average pedestrian accident settlement in Kentucky is around $15,000, this number can fluctuate as a result of a variety of factors. At Spivak & Sakellariou we are dedicated personal injury attorneys that specialize in pedestrian accidents. We can help make sure that you take the right steps following your accident so you’re not taken advantage of. 

Hit by a Car? You’re Not Alone

Unfortunately, it is all too common to be hit by a car while walking. According to a 2019 report compiled by the Kentucky State Police, 804 pedestrians were hit by a car and injured and an astounding 74 pedestrians were killed. In fact, pedestrian death accounts for 16% of the total traffic fatalities. 

While we hope you never find yourself in a situation where you are recovering after being hit by a car, there are a few key Kentucky laws that may be helpful to know. 

Are There Laws in Kentucky that Protect Pedestrians?

First of all, if you have been injured in an accident involving a motor vehicle, it is important to know that Kentucky law requires all drivers to carry insurance with at least $25,000 in coverage per person injured or killed in an accident. If they do not have insurance, they can be held liable for their own negligence.

Pure Comparative Fault in Kentucky 

 Kentucky employs a pure comparative fault system. This means that if you are found to be at fault, or even partially at fault, for an accident, your damages will be reduced by the amount of your fault.

For example, if you were awarded a $100,000 pedestrian accident settlement and were deemed to be at 50% fault for your accident. You would receive $50,000 from that settlement. 

What Determines the Average Pedestrian Accident Compensation? 

Pedestrian accident compensation can vary depending on the severity of the injuries and emotional distress that you are deemed to have. In general, the following affects the determined settlemenent amount: 

Medical Bills

If you sustained any injuries that required medical attention you have a right to receive compensation to cover your medical bills. Even if you went to a doctor, just to be checked out, any medical attention that cost you money as a result of the accident is considered a damage.  

Property Damage

Say that you were carrying your laptop with you and dropped the laptop when you were hit by a car. You are entitled to the funds to replace that laptop and any other property that may have been damaged as a result of your accident. 

Lost Wages 

If you had to take time off of work to go to the hospital or recuperate from injuies and lost out on wages from work you should receive any and all of your missed wages. 

Pain and Suffering 

Pain and suffering damages are a result of the emotional distress that you have developed post accident and how it has affected your life. While not considered a financial loss, if you experience a reduction in quality-of-life you deserve equal compensation. 

 

How Spivak & Sakellariou Can Help

When you call our office, you’ll get a free consultation with a personal injury attorney. During that conversation, we’ll review the facts of your case, get to know you and your family, and determine how we can best help you get what you deserve. Every case is different, just as every family is different. We will tailor a service that best matches your needs, your goals, and your unique circumstances.

When you make a personal injury claim, there are two likely routes your case will go down.

Your Claim

Many of these types of cases settle out of court with insurance companies. Those that aren’t, go to court. Not only are the partners at Spivak and Sakelleriou skilled and experienced negotiators, but we are also trial lawyers with decades of experience between us.

You can feel confident with a pedestrian accident lawyer either in the conference room or the courthouse. Our approach is simple, we take the time to listen to every client’s unique needs. Individual attention and deep empathy help empower us to get the best results for every person that walks through our doors.

We understand that nobody wants to be in your position. It can be a very difficult time. Our goal is to pair you with a Kentucky accident lawyer to help you navigate this difficult time to help you get what you deserve and move on with your life. You shouldn’t suffer unfair financial burdens that make it difficult to move on.

If you’ve been hit by a car while walking, do not hesitate to reach out today.  Our trained and professional pedestrian accident lawyers are here to help.