Ohio Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
From the boutiques and restaurants of the Detroit Shoreway in Cleveland to the urban revitalization in the Short North Arts District of Columbus, Ohio has no shortage of neighborhoods that are extremely welcoming to people hoping to get out of their cars and walk around. While traveling by foot is usually viewed as being a relatively safe form of travel, pedestrians can occasionally be placed in harm’s way because of negligent drivers of motor vehicles.
Ohio Pedestrian Accidents Statistics
In March 2016, the Columbus Dispatch reported that pedestrian deaths more than doubled in the first half of 2015. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP), the 140 pedestrians killed in 2016 was the highest total of the past five years.
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has a statewide bicycle and pedestrian planning program that encourages Ohioans to walk where they need to go and encourages safety for all road users. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the United State averages one crash-related pedestrian death every 1.6 hours, and pedestrians are also 1.5 times likelier to be killed in crashes on each trip.
Pedestrian Accident Injuries in Ohio
When a person traveling by foot is involved is struck by a motor vehicle, the results can often be tragic. Pedestrians do not have any of the protection that passenger vehicle occupants are afforded, so they frequently suffer catastrophic injuries should they be fortunate enough to survive crashes.
Common types of injuries that people may suffer in pedestrian accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Fractures (broken bones)
- Internal organ damage
- Neck injuries
Injured pedestrians will usually require extensive medical care, leading to a significant amount of medical bills. Additionally, the time spent in hospitals being treated for injuries as well as in recovery for treating the injuries can leave victims unable to return to work.
Causes of Ohio Pedestrian Accidents
In many cases, pedestrians are injured because of a driver’s negligence. Despite motorists usually being at fault, insurers for the drivers may argue that pedestrians could have avoided their injuries and were somehow to blame for the accidents.
Need an Injury Attorney Ohio represents clients injured in pedestrian accidents in Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Akron, Dayton, Toledo, and many other communities in the Buckeye State. Our personal injury lawyers can handle conversations with insurance companies and pursue maximum compensation you need and deserve for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.
Experienced Legal Representation
The personal injury lawyers of Need an Injury Attorney Ohio are dedicated to pursuing justice for the people who suffer severe injuries in pedestrian accidents. You can contact our firm 24/7 to take advantage of a free, no-obligation consultation.
Our firm will conduct a thorough investigation, interview witnesses, and utilize accident reconstruction specialists in order to help you prove your case. We can review your case and answer all of your legal questions as soon as you call Need an Injury Attorney Ohio today.