Our Team Of Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Is On Your Side
Foot traffic in the Greater Cincinnati Area has been on the rise in recent years. Walking and running are great ways to stay in shape, engage with your surroundings and simply get from one place to another, but the reality is that pedestrian accidents do happen.
If you were injured by a driver or an unsafe walkway in the Greater Cincinnati Area, you may be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries. Get in touch with our team of lawyers today to learn more.
Ohio Pedestrian Laws
To file a successful lawsuit, you must prove fault. In many cases, this involves proving a driver’s negligence or violation of traffic laws. It also may be necessary to defend against allegations of comparative negligence on the part of the pedestrian. Levy Law Offices works diligently to establish driver negligence and will refute any suggestions of your comparative fault. This is important because your comparative fault will proportionately reduce your settlement amount.
These issues may be relevant after a pedestrian accident:
Crosswalk laws: Pedestrians must obey all traffic control signals and should use crosswalks — marked or unmarked — when they are available. A driver may suggest that a pedestrian was negligent in leaving the sidewalk in the middle of the road, contributing to the wreck. In many cases, however, pedestrian accidents are due to a driver’s failure to yield the right of way to pedestrians who are legally crossing the street.
Sidewalk use: Ohio requires that pedestrians use sidewalks when they are available. When they are not available, pedestrians should walk facing traffic and as far to the side of the road as possible. Walking in the middle of the road may increase a pedestrian’s comparative fault for the accident.
Common Types Of Pedestrian Accidents
Injuries resulting from automobile-pedestrian collisions can be severe for obvious reasons and can include broken bones, dislocations, road rash, facial and dental injuries, and concussions. Some accidents are fatal. The most common types of pedestrian accidents are caused by:
- Turning vehicles: Collisions caused by a turning motorist when a pedestrian is going straight
- Violations of right of way: Collisions caused by drivers who do not wait for pedestrians to leave a crosswalk or collisions caused by drivers who fail to stop for pedestrians trying to enter a crosswalk
A pedestrian accident can occur simply because you were in the wrong place at the wrong time. If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to compensation to cover your short- and long-term losses. Let Levy Law Offices help you prove that a driver is to blame for your injuries. We can also work to minimize your comparative negligence if you are believed to be partly at fault for the collision.
What Should I Do If I Am Injured In An Accident While Walking Or Running?
If you are injured in a pedestrian accident, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. Even if you think your injury is minor, set up an appointment with your doctor. Your injury might be worse than you think.
After seeing to your immediate medical needs, contact the police and file an accident report. While waiting for the police to arrive, collect the driver’s name, contact information and insurance information. It is also a good idea to collect contact information from witnesses.
Write down how the crash happened while it is fresh in your memory, and take pictures of the area and damage.
Find An Attorney Who Will Fight for You
If you have been in an accident, you need financial help — and fast. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries from the party at fault or even from your own insurance company, depending on your coverage. The accident attorneys at Levy Law Offices can assist you with recovering damages after your pedestrian accident. We will work directly with you to reach a fair and favorable settlement from the insurance company or by filing a lawsuit and litigating in court.
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