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Ohio Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Fighting for the rights of people hit by cars

Many people on foot might take for granted the act of crossing the street or walking or riding alongside a road. Unfortunately, pedestrians are considered vulnerable road users. In accidents with cars, trucks and even motorcycles, they often sustain serious injuries like traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and nerve damage.

Some areas of Ohio are more dangerous for pedestrians than others. Counties with the most fatal pedestrian accidents and highest fatal hit rates include Cuyahoga County, Franklin County, Hamilton County, Mahoning County, and Montgomery County.

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    If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident caused by a driver, make sure you get the legal help you need from an experienced Ohio pedestrian accident lawyer. Make sure you contact Gervelis Law Firm.

    Serving accident victims in Ohio, our law firm has the experience and resources to handle even the most complicated pedestrian accidents in Columbus, Cleveland, Toledo, Youngstown, Akron, Chillicothe, and other nearby communities. Contact us and schedule an appointment at no charge to discuss the details of your case. Call (866) 622-4096 and meet with us on your terms.

    Where do pedestrian accidents happen?

    On average in Ohio, more than 100 pedestrians are killed in accidents each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Hundreds of injury accidents involving pedestrians also happen for any number of reasons. In the Columbus area, Franklin Township has a higher concentration of deadly pedestrian crashes than its neighbors. Clinton suffers many fatal pedestrian crashes, too.

    Why do pedestrian accidents happen?

    Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents include:

    • Distracted drivers - Texting drivers, drivers talking on cellphones or eating while driving often don't see people walking alongside a street or crossing one. As a result, some distracted drivers don’t stop in time, resulting in a serious accident.
    • Speeding drivers - When people drive too fast, they sometimes don't have time to stop and avoid hitting someone crossing the street. Such accidents often result in serious injuries to pedestrians.
    • Reckless drivers - Changing lanes without warning, weaving in between cars, tailgating, and other forms of aggressive driving sometimes result in accidents.

    How can Gervelis Law Firm help me with my pedestrian accident?

    Pedestrian accidents can be complicated for many different reasons. The driver who caused your accident might deny any wrongdoing and argue you as a pedestrian did something careless or reckless. In other cases, the driver might claim he or she didn't see you, which is no excuse for a negligent driver.

    We know how to aggressively investigate such accidents and find the facts. We routinely visit the scene of pedestrian accidents, review accident reports, and interview witnesses whenever possible. We enlist the help of accident reconstruction specialists and other outside experts who can help support the claim.

    Your case is about more than just money. It's about holding the person responsible for your accident accountable for his or her actions. We're ready and eager to work with you and help you get your life back on track.

    Don’t settle for less than your claim is worth

    Your case is about more than just money. It’s about holding the person responsible for your accident accountable for his or her actions. We’re ready and eager to work with you and help you get your life back on track.

    If you were injured or lost a loved one in an Ohio pedestrian accident, contact Gervelis Law Firm to schedule a free case evaluation. At no cost to you, a member of our team can answer your legal questions and help you weigh your options.

    Do not delay! The sooner we can get to the accident scene to investigate, the better. We are ready to hear from you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact us today.