I was in an automobile accident that was caused by a pedestrian. Can I sue the pedestrian?

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Yes, you may be able to sue the pedestrian for causing an automobile accident. However, several factors must be present. First, you must be able to prove that the pedestrian was negligent. Maybe the pedestrian was walking in an area where he or she did not have permission to walk, and you had to swerve to avoid hitting him or her, causing an accident.

If the pedestrian was negligent, in order to sue you must have damages. Normally, any property damage will be covered by your automobile insurance policy. If you suffered personal injuries, or if your insurance company is not paying for your property damage, you may want to file a lawsuit.

If you do decide to sue, you need to be sure that the pedestrian has sufficient assets to pay for your damages in the event that you win the case. Would the pedestrian’s actions be covered under any type of insurance policy? If not, does the pedestrian have sufficient assets to pay your damages?

If you have been injured in an automobile accident caused by a pedestrian, you should speak to an attorney who can help evaluate your legal situation. Call the Houston automobile accident attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. Our team can help. Call us today to learn more or visit us on Google+ to learn more about our firm. 

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