A Pedestrian Accidents Attorney: Why You Might Need One
When you are a pedestrian obeying the law, crossing only on green lights and staying on the sidewalk, the last thing you would expect is to be hit by a car. In the blink of an eye, your world can change as you see the vehicle heading towards you, hear the screech of tires, and know that it is already too late.
Motor vehicle collisions involving pedestrians almost always lead to serious injury or death because pedestrians have no protection from the impact. According to Ohio statistics, around 12 percent of motor vehicle accident fatalities involve pedestrians and far more are injured. An accident could leave you with broken bones, severe trauma, spinal injury, or worse.
If you were a pedestrian injured by an irresponsible and careless driver, you are entitled to compensation for your suffering. Insurance companies, however, have little sympathy and will try to minimize their payout to you. As a victim, you need strong legal representation to ensure that you are not pushed around and that you get the compensation you deserve.
Legal Representation Tailored To Your Specific Circumstances
At Ohio Car Accident Lawyers, we focus exclusively in personal injury cases and can help victims and their families secure rightful compensation after their accident. Our team of lawyers have extensive experience handling pedestrian accident cases and understand the legal complications and nuances involved. With over 190 years combined law experience, our attorneys can often anticipate roadblocks and avoid them before they occur.
In Ohio, we know there are negligent motorists on the road. Accidents with pedestrians can occur for a number of reasons including:
- Driving while distracted;
- Driving without paying attention;
- Driving at an unsafe speed for conditions;
- Using drugs or alcohol when behind the wheel;
- Passing, lane changing, or turning illegally;
- Driving aggressively; or
- Failing to follow any other traffic laws.
Each pedestrian accident case is unique. Our team of lawyers will look specifically at all the details of the accident and establish who is at fault and build a legal strategy around the circumstances of your case. Over the years we have successfully helped pedestrian accident victims win their cases and we can address pedestrian accidents that happen in many ways including:
- Parking lots;
- Parking ramps;
- City streets and sidewalks;
- Suburban sidewalks;
- Country roads;
- Driveways; and
The long-term effects of a pedestrian accident can be life changing. You may need to pay ongoing medical expenses due to the injuries or lose your ability to earn an income. We will work with you to make sure all the factors are taken into account and that your settlement is commensurate with your losses.
Learn How We Can Help. Contact Our Ohio Law Firm Today
If you or a loved one has been the victim in a pedestrian accident, we invite you to contact our pedestrian accident attorneys. Our lawyers will help you understand your rights and legal options. We will work aggressively to make sure you are treated fairly by insurers and jurors.
Call us at 800-218-4243 or use our online inquiry form. We have 19 offices throughout the state of Ohio, including our headquarters in Akron.