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Akron Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Experienced attorneys who fight for the rights of victims

People don't usually think about getting into an accident when they are simply out walking. But pedestrian accidents happen every year in Akron, and they can leave people with life-changing injuries. The experienced pedestrian accident attorneys at Gervelis Law Firm help the injured recover the financial compensation they need and deserve.

Most pedestrian accidents happen because of driver negligence. Drivers has a responsibility to look out for pedestrians. Failing to meet that responsibility can have devastating consequences. Examples of driver negligence include:

  • Texting while driving
  • Speeding
  • Driving recklessly
  • Drowsy driving
  • Drunk driving

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    Because pedestrians don't have any protection, the injuries caused by pedestrian accidents can be very serious. They can include broken bones, cuts and bruises, internal injuries, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injuries. Recovery can take months or even years. Some people never fully recover from a pedestrian accident.

    Recovering compensation from an insurance company following a pedestrian accident seems like it should be a fairly simple process, but it's usually much more complicated. Drivers often don't accept responsibility for the accident. And insurance companies often try to pay you as little as they possibly can.

    That's why it's so important to have an experienced pedestrian accident attorney fighting for you. Our firm has been helping injured pedestrians for decades. We know the obstacles that insurance companies can put up to prevent you from recovering fair compensation. And we know how to build strong cases to overcome those obstacles.

    Focused on getting the best possible outcome in your case

    Our firm investigates your pedestrian accident to learn the facts about what happened. We review police reports and medical records. We identify witnesses and interview them ourselves. And if necessary, we consult accident reconstruction experts. We focus on building a strong case that proves a negligent driver caused the accident that left you injured.

    Then we fight for a resolution of your case that meets your needs. This means compensation for your current and future medical expenses related to your injury. It means lost wages for the time you were unable to work. And we may also seek compensation for other damages, such as disability, pain and suffering and emotional distress.

    Insurance companies and their lawyers often try to shift blame for the accident. They may even suggest that you were somehow at fault for what happened. We reject those arguments and fight for your rights every step of the way.

    When insurance companies see that we are serious about your case, they often agree to enter into settlement negotiations. And many times, we are able to work out a settlement that works for you. But if they won't agree to a fair settlement, we will be ready to fight for you in court. Our attorneys are skilled litigators who have won significant awards for clients at trial.

    If you've been hurt in a pedestrian accident, contact Gervelis Law Firm today. One of our experienced pedestrian accident attorneys will review your case and answer any questions you have. Call us today at 330-835-2943 to schedule a free case evaluation.

    Gervelis Law Firm

    1650 W. Market Street, Suite 30
    Akron, OH 44313