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A pedestrian struck by a car tried to recover damages from the driver’s underinsured motorist policy. (Photo: Shutterstock)

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Most states require auto owners to carry additional insurance in case the other party’s policy doesn’t completely cover the loss. The coverage assumes that the parties to the accident are motor vehicles, but occasionally, a pedestrian is struck by a car. Can that pedestrian recover under the driver’s underinsured motorist policy?

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Steven A. Meyerowitz

Steven A. Meyerowitz, a Harvard Law School graduate, is the founder and president of Meyerowitz Communications Inc., a law firm marketing communications consulting company. He may be contacted at [email protected]

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