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Were you or a loved one injured in a pedestrian accident due to the negligence or recklessness of another person? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Through filing a personal injury claim, you can work to hold the individual responsible for your accident accountable both legally and financially. However, the claims process is complex and lengthy; so it is highly recommended you retain an experienced pedestrian accident attorney.
Pedestrian Accidents in Ohio
According to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, 717 pedestrians were killed in accidents from 2013 to 2018. In 2018 alone, approximately 2,600 pedestrians suffered injuries in crashes. These injuries are often severe and disabling due to the lack of protection pedestrians have against motor vehicles. Common injuries include broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, internal organ damage, and more. The medical costs associated with these injuries are often exorbitant.
Victims injured by negligent motorists often need compensation to help pay for lost wages, medical bills, disability-related expenses, and more. Rourke & Blumenthal is dedicated to helping our clients receive the maximum compensation to which they are entitled. Pedestrians are frequently injured in accidents caused by:
- Fatigued drivers
- Distracted driving
- Drivers who exceed the speed limit
- Motorists who ignore red lights or stop signs
- Motorists under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Can a Pedestrian Be at Fault in a Car Pedestrian Accident?
While pedestrians do have the right of way on the road, it doesn’t mean that the driver of a motor vehicle is always at fault in the event of an accident. Some of the most common situations where a pedestrian may be found at fault are:
- A pedestrian was crossing against the traffic signal
- A pedestrian was crossing the road outside a crosswalk
- A pedestrian was walking where pedestrian access is clearly not allowed
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact Rourke & Blumenthal today to learn how we can help you.
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At Rourke & Blumenthal, our pedestrian accident lawyers in Columbus have more than 75 years of combined experience in this practice area. As a result, we have successfully helped thousands of victims recover the fair and full compensation they were owed. We can help you, too. Our team can proficiently guide you throughout every stage of the proceedings, defending your rights and helping you make sound decisions. You can rely on our attorneys to be there for you when you need us most.
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