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I don’t own a car, but was hit by an uninsured motorist in Philadelphia while I was walking. Is there any way I can receive help for my medical bills?

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All Pennsylvania drivers are required to carry at least $15,000 in liability insurance coverage, however, there are a great number of individuals that forego the insurance and put others at severe financial risk. Uninsured motorists in Pennsylvania can be held financially liable in the event of an accident, but many times these individuals do not have access to the amount of money that would be required to pay for medical bills and lost wages.

Your accident is truly a disheartening situation. While accidents do happen, it is expected that those who are negligent pay for the injuries and lost wages sustained. When an uninsured motorist causes an accident, it is often the injured person that is left holding the financial responsibility. Thankfully, there is a fund that helps protect the injured from uninsured motorists in Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania Assigned Claims Plan can provide up to $15,000 in financial recovery for your injures, including $5,000 in medical benefits and up to $10,000 in other compensatory categories. Qualifying for the Plan requires meeting several complex criteria that illustrates no other avenues of compensation are available. You must illustrate that you do not own a car and that neither you nor any relative residing in your house has car insurance.

We have experience assisting individuals who have been injured by uninsured motorists in Pennsylvania. We can help you understand your rights and the next steps in pursuing compensation for your injuries. Call us today at 888-807-WORK (9675) for a free consultation.