Cuyahoga Falls, OH asked in Car Accidents for Ohio

Q: If a pedestrian was hit by a car in a parking lot and refused medical treatment at the scene can they make a claim?

The husband was the person hit by the vehicle and did not want to call police and said he was fine but his wife insisted and had the police and ambulance show up. He refused medical treatment and the ambulance left without him. Can they make an insurance claim on my insurance?

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Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp
  • Ravenna, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Yes they can. Injuries from an auto accident sometimes become more obvious only a few days after the incident. It's not uncommon for someone to think they are fine and refuse treatment initially only to go to a doctor a day or two later. If they file a claim, your auto insurance will typically handle most aspects of the claim. However, depending on the facts, and your coverage details you may have personal liability for damages as well. If anything materializes, I suggest finding an attorney to help defend your interests.

Best of luck.

Michael Lewis Eisner agrees with this answer

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