Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Cincinnati Ohio
Work with an Award-Winning Cincinnati Pedestrian Accident Law Firm
Car accidents are not limited to motor vehicles only—pedestrians can be victims of car accidents. Pedestrian accidents can happen when walking or jogging on a sidewalk, walking through a crosswalk, or even on a simple walk to get the mail.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported in early 2021 that pedestrian fatalities stemming from traffic accidents were up by 13% since 2020, which is very concerning for pedestrians.
A pedestrian accident can leave any pedestrians involved with a range of injuries. Pedestrians, unlike occupants of a motor vehicle, have no buffer between themselves and the motor vehicle that strikes them, increasing the risk for more severe injuries. Additionally, more severe injuries require more intensive medical care.
At The Friedmann Firm, our team of Cincinnati pedestrian accident lawyers understands how stressful it is to be the victim of a car accident. We are an award-winning Cincinnati law firm that is ready to help ensure you understand your rights as the victim of a pedestrian accident. If we represent you in a personal injury claim, we will apply our collective years of experience and excellence in representing you with a compassionate yet aggressive approach.
Why Trust the Friedmann Firm with Your Pedestrian Accident Case?
Founded in 2012, The Friedmann Firm is an award-winning and trusted law firm with offices centrally based in several major Ohio cities. Our team of Cincinnati pedestrian accident lawyers has years of experience in handling a range of cases successfully. With over 1,000+ resolved cases and a high success rate, our team has handled cases that include discrimination and harassment in the workplace, wage and hour violations, and even collective class action lawsuits. Other areas of personal injury law we handle include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Premises liability
- Medical malpractice
Working with a Cincinnati personal injury attorney can make a key difference in your case. We will take on the time-consuming legal process while you focus on your recovery.
Our work will include:
- Explaining your rights to you
- Answering any questions you have about your case and potential legal claims
- Ensuring your case meets all relevant deadlines
- Negotiating with insurance companies for the best outcome
If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident, connect with The Friedmann Firm today. We offer free and confidential consultations.
Common Causes for Pedestrian Accidents
According to the CDC, more than 7,000 pedestrians were killed on U.S. roads because of car accidents in 2020. An estimated 104,000 emergency room visits occurred in 2020 for pedestrians with non-fatal crash-related injuries as well.
Pedestrians are at higher risk for serious injury from pedestrian accidents. So, what are some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents?
While accidents can happen for a range of reasons, some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Reckless driving
- Texting and driving
- Drunk driving
- Unmarked crosswalks
- Low visibility at night
- Poor intersection and road maintenance
- Pedestrian or driver negligence
- School zone accidents
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a Cincinnati pedestrian accident attorney to resolve my case?
You can pursue filing a personal injury claim on your own. However, we highly recommend working with an experienced Cincinnati pedestrian accident law firm. Our attorneys have the knowledge and skills to pursue a personal injury claim on your behalf. We will analyze the details of your case, including all the evidence, eyewitness testimony, and associated reports. Then we will determine what the next steps for your case should be, and we will work to ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation available.
What happens if you get hit in a crosswalk?
If you are a pedestrian who has been hit in a crosswalk, you will need to prove negligence on the part of the motorist who hit you. In a pedestrian accident, the following elements of negligence will need to be met.
- The defendant owed a duty of care (i.e., following traffic laws and driving carefully)
- The defendant breached that duty of care
- You suffered an injury because of the defendant’s breach
- You would not have been injured otherwise if not for the defendant’s actions
What steps should I take after a pedestrian accident?
If you have been hit by a motor vehicle, below are some steps you can take.
- Seek medical attention, even if you do not feel hurt. You might have injuries that are hidden or that may develop at a later time.
- Call the police if they have not been called yet. You will want to report the accident to them, which will create official documentation of the accident. This can be key evidence later on if you pursue a personal injury claim.
- Document the accident if you can. Take photos and videos of the area where it happened, posted traffic laws or lights, and collect eyewitness contact information.
- Contact a Cincinnati pedestrian accident attorney. Our Cincinnati office is centrally located and we offer free initial consultations in which we can go over the details of your case.
Contact a Cincinnati Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Today
Personal injuries from a pedestrian accident can completely upend your life. You may be facing the inability to work, a long period of recovery, and unexpected medical expenses. Following the accident, you may be lost on what to do next, especially as you try to focus on your recovery.
Here at The Friedmann Firm, we are ready to help you seek the compensation that is owed to you after a pedestrian accident. Our Cincinnati pedestrian hit-by-car lawyers represent clients on a contingency fee basis and bring an aggressive representation style to each and every case.
We also assist families who have lost loved ones due to pedestrian accidents that result in instances of wrongful death.
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