In a big city like Cincinnati, auto-pedestrian accidents are, unfortunately, quite common. And these collisions typically come with much more severe results than the average fender-bender – and that’s usually a bad thing for the pedestrians involved. Obviously, between a car and a pedestrian, the pedestrian is going to get the brunt of the damage.
So, what are your options after you have been injured in an auto-pedestrian accident? Well, if the driver of the vehicle was negligent or reckless in any way, you may have a good shot at recovering financial compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. Drivers in Ohio are supposed to operate their vehicles appropriately given the circumstances around them. When pedestrians are around, drivers are supposed to give them the right-of-way in most scenarios. Unfortunately, sometimes that just doesn’t happen.
Distracted driving, drunk driving and even drowsy driving have probably all been the cause of auto-pedestrian collisions in Ohio at some point. And, some of these collisions are hit-and-run situations. As you face the prospect of significant medical treatment and a potentially lengthy recovery, thinking about legal action may be the furthest thing from your mind. But, taking action may provide you with the financial resources you need to make a full recovery.
At our law firm, we know the distress that injured pedestrians are going through after an auto-pedestrian accident. We work with our clients to help them navigate a path through their personal injury lawsuits. For more information about how we might be able to help in your situation, please visit the auto-pedestrian accident overview section of our law firm’s website.