Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Columbus Ohio

The Friedmann Firm, LLC has been helping clients throughout Ohio since we were established in 2012. Our attorneys have handled thousands of cases in court. This experience has helped our legal team develop a unique understanding of the judicial system and how to maximize value for every client matter.

A Trusted Columbus Pedestrian Accident Law Firm

The Friedmann Firm, LLC is a trusted Columbus pedestrian accident law firm that takes an equally compassionate and aggressive approach to personal injury claims. We know that personal injury claims can lead to complex legal processes, and we are here to help you pursue the maximum compensation available to you.

Following an accident where you have been injured due to the negligence of another, you have the right to file a personal injury claim to seek compensation for your injuries and losses. Working with a Columbus pedestrian accident lawyer from our team can be extremely beneficial, especially as you focus on your recovery. Our objective is to alleviate the stress of the legal system so you can focus on your recovery.

Should we take on your case, we will work to organize all the facts and evidence tied to your claim and navigate you through the confusing legal process. We will ensure that you are well-informed throughout your case and educate you on what laws and remedies apply to your particular situation.

Pedestrian Accidents Statistics to Know

Pedestrian accidents have seen an increase in regularity over the last few years after a brief period when a decrease in accidents occurred. According to the Greater Ohio Policy Center, a recent report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) showed that there had been a 23.44% increase in pedestrian fatalities in Ohio through the first half of 2021. These pedestrian fatalities were the result of individuals who had been hit and killed by motorists in Ohio.

And while the GHSA report does show us that Ohio does place in the top 10 states with pedestrian traffic fatalities, it does also reveal an overall rise in pedestrian traffic fatalities at the national level as well.

A pedestrian, as defined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is anyone who is involved in a motor vehicle accident as a person who is on foot, running, walking, jogging, hiking, or even sitting and lying down. This does not include anyone who is using some kind of personal transport like roller skates, skateboards, scooters, Segways, wheelchairs (both motorized and non-motorized, and more.

The NHTSA’s 2020 data also do share some revelatory facts about pedestrian accidents.

  • There were an estimated 54,769 pedestrians injured in 2020 due to motor vehicle crashes.
  • 89% of pedestrian fatalities occurred in accidents where one vehicle was involved.
  • On average, 2020 saw one pedestrian being injured every 10 minutes due to a traffic crash.
  • 2016 was the highest year for the number of pedestrians injured from 2011-2020. 86,399 pedestrians were injured due to traffic crashes that year.

Why Should You Choose the Friedmann Firm to Assist with your Personal Injury Case?

If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident, you may be considering what to do next. And while you certainly have the right to pursue handling your personal injury claim on your own, it is important to understand just how impactful it can be to have an experienced lawyer on your side.

Working with a Columbus pedestrian accident attorney from The Friedmann Firm gives you access to experienced legal counsel and representation. We are able to help educate you about your rights as a victim and the relevant laws that apply to your case. Most importantly, we can help you understand the appropriate amount of damages available to you under the law.

We will also handle the legal process, including making sure that your case is filed promptly, handling negotiations with insurance companies, and making sure that you are kept up to date throughout the process.

Common Injuries that Pedestrians Suffer from Car Accidents

Some of the most common injuries that you may suffer following a car accident include:

  • Bruises
  • Strains and sprains
  • Scars, cuts, and lacerations
  • Internal bleeding or damaged organs
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Burns
  • Concussions
  • Broken or fractured bones

Car accidents can leave pedestrians with injuries that are life-altering, often out of nowhere. You may feel overwhelmed following an accident where you have been hurt due to another’s negligence, especially if you have suffered severe injuries.

After experiencing a life-changing injury, every day matters. For that reason, you should consider reaching out to a Columbus pedestrian accident lawyer at The Friedmann Firm as soon as possible. We will analyze the details of your case and if we take your case on, we will help you pursue maximum compensation for your claim.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do pedestrians most commonly become involved in car accidents?

Some of the most common locations for pedestrian-related car accidents include:

  • Parking lots and zones
  • Bicycle lanes
  • Sidewalks
  • Crosswalks
  • Driveway accesses
  • Intersections
  • Shared-use paths and walkways

What is negligence in pedestrian-related accidents?

Negligence essentially involves some kind of failure to fulfill a standard duty of care in a situation where reasonable action is expected. For example, if a driver hits a pedestrian in a crosswalk, their duty of care as a driver has been neglected because they may have ignored posted signage, been driving under the influence, or failed to check the crosswalk before moving forward.

Drivers owe other drivers, pedestrians, and other parties that they share the road with a duty of care. That duty of care can be breached in many ways. And proving that breach will be important in a personal injury claim through investigation and evidence.

What kind of compensation is available after a pedestrian accident?

There are a few different types of compensation that you may be eligible for following a pedestrian accident. These include economic and non-economic damages like:

  • Medical expenses (current and future)
  • Lost income (current and future)
  • Property damage
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering

Compensation type and amount will vary depending on each case’s individual factors.

How long do I have to file a pedestrian accident case in Ohio?

According to Section 2305.10 (A) of the Ohio Revised Code, the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is two years. That two-year time period begins the day of the cause of the accident.

There are certain exceptions to this rule, such as if the person filing a claim is a minor. But we recommend consulting with a Columbus pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as you can after an accident to ensure that your claim is filed in a timely manner.

Choose an Experienced Columbus Pedestrian Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident as a pedestrian, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim. Reach out to our firm to speak with a Columbus pedestrian hit by a car lawyer following your accident.

Each member of our team is an experienced attorney in Ohio who works to provide each client with aggressive representation should we take your case. We will be able to help determine if you have grounds for a case and we can help answer questions you have about the accident, your rights, and your possible claim.

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