Hundreds of pedestrians are involved in accidents involving motor vehicles across Ohio every year. Because a pedestrian is particularly vulnerable, having no protection against the mass and speed of an oncoming vehicle, a pedestrian accident may result in devastating injuries.
The financial toll of recovery can be overwhelming. From medical bills to the costs of rehabilitative care, all the while perhaps being unable to work, an injured pedestrian may face substantial debt. However, there may be help available. With the assistance of our Ohio pedestrian accident attorneys, you may be able to receive compensation to cover the damages you have incurred.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Graham Law and see what may be possible for you.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Many pedestrian accidents in Ohio occur as a result of a driver’s negligence. These may include:
- Distracted driving, eg. texting or scrolling through social media
- Driving while intoxicated
- Driving while exhausted
- Aggressive driving and/or speeding
- Failure to follow traffic laws, including signs and signals
- And more
Factors such as low visibility or reduced traction due to adverse weather conditions may likewise influence the likelihood of a motor vehicle driver hitting a pedestrian, particularly when a driver fails to take adequate precautions given the conditions.
There are cases where a pedestrian is partially at fault for an accident. Similar to drivers, pedestrians do not always follow the rules of the road, such as staying on the sidewalk or crossing at designated crosswalks. Even if you made a mistake that had a part to play in the incident, you may be eligible for compensation, in accordance with the law on contributory fault in Ohio.
Types of Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Following impact with a motor vehicle, a pedestrian may face severe injuries. From scrapes and bruises to broken bones and brain and head trauma an injured pedestrian accident survivor may face a long road to recovery.
Common injuries include:
- Broken and fractured bones
- Traumatic head injuries, including concussions
- Spinal cord injuries
- Road rash
- Sprained and torn ligaments
- And more
Depending on the force and angle of the collision, a pedestrian may sustain injuries that alter the course of their life. Severe spinal cord trauma can lead to partial or complete paralysis below the waist or neck, depending on the site of the injury. Severe head trauma can lead to cognitive impairment, loss of muscle control, impairment to speech, vision, hearing, taste, or more.
With compassion and a commitment to helping injured Ohioans receive the support they deserve, our pedestrian accident attorneys are here to address your questions and see how we may serve.
Financial Support for Pedestrian Accident Survivors
Through a pedestrian accident claim, you may be eligible to receive financial support to help cover the following:
- Medical bills
- Prescription medication
- Psychological therapy
- Massage therapy
- Chiropractic care
- Coverage of wages you have lost as a result of your injuries
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering damages
- And possibly more
What may be applicable in your case varies depending on your specific circumstances. Contact our pedestrian accident attorneys to schedule a free initial consultation and discuss your particular needs.
What a Pedestrian Accident Attorney Can Do for You
At Graham Law, it is our commitment to provide injured accident survivors with the knowledge they need to access the justice they deserve. When you work with one of our pedestrian accident attorneys, we may address your questions about insurance, as well as help you fill out forms. We may be able to communicate with insurance companies on your behalf, harnessing our knowledge of the legal system to advocate for a just settlement.
If your insurance claim is denied, we may be able to help you appeal it. If a lawsuit is necessary, we can guide you through this process, from beginning to end.
Contact Our Ohio Pedestrian Accident Attorneys For A Free Consultation
If you or someone you love have been injured in a pedestrian accident in Ohio, there may be help available to recover financial support. Our pedestrian accident attorneys at Graham Law would be happy to discuss your specific needs, and offer guidance as to next steps in your potential claim. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.