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The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported this month that Pedestrian deaths are on the rise: 

After falling to a six-year low of 17 in 2014, deaths are back in the 35-40 range of previous years, and safety experts are imploring drivers and pedestrians alike to put down their cellphones, headphones and tablets and start paying attention.

Our firm has looked at a lot of these cases. A coverage question always comes up with people injured when they aren’t in a vehicle. A person, will be covered for no fault benefits under their own policy, as a resident relative in their home or if they have no coverage, by the No Fault from the car they were hit by. If there is no coverage on the car, the bills may then go to the assigned claims bureau for coverage.

Beyond No Fault , the question of liability concerning the cars actions and those of the pedestrian will need to determined. Early investigation may be necessary to make these determinations.

When crossing the street makes the following suggestions:

  • Find a safe place to cross
  • Look both ways when crossing
  • Keep looking while crossing
  • For car, make sure you see pedestrians.

For all of you in cars

  • slow down
  • look out
  • don’t drink and drive

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