If you have been hit by a car, contact a personal injury attorney before talking to an insurance company. Too many pedestrian accident victims trust that the other people involved will do the right thing. The dedicated personal injury lawyers at Spivak and Sakellariou are here to stand by your side and defend your rights as you recover from your accident.
Ohio has a pedestrian accident problem.
In the first half of 2021 alone, there was an increase of 23.44% in pedestrian fatalities as a result of pedestrians being hit by a car according to “Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State”, a report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) in April of 2022. And with, one in ten Ohioan households reliant on public transportation, bicycles, or the walkability of their neighborhood, it makes sense that the rate of pedestrians hit by car accidents that aren’t fatal would be much higher.
Pedestrian Accident Settlements
If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be wondering how high the average pedestrian accident settlement is in Ohio and how you can find a pedestrian accident lawyer that puts your best interests first.
Luckily, we’ve got you covered. So read on to discover all about the average pedestrian accident compensation and how an Ohio accident lawyer can help you get the settlement you deserve.
What is Considered a Pedestrian Accident?
A pedestrian accident is anytime a pedestrian is injured as a result of another party’s negligence. Most commonly, a pedestrian accident occurs after a pedestrian is struck and hit by a car but accidents can also happen due to poor sidewalk maintenance, parking lot defects, and construction or similar debris on walkways.
What is Included in an Accident Settlement?
A financial settlement that covers the emotional and physical damages of the victim is included within a pedestrian accident settlement.
What Determines Pedestrian Accident Compensation?
When a pedestrian is hit by a car, they must demonstrate that the driver was the negligent party.
Similarly, when a pedestrian is injured in a non-vehicular accident, they must show that the property owner either created the condition that injured the pedestrian or knew about the condition and negligently failed to do anything about it.
Because there are many different factors that determine culpability in addition to the many different ways that pedestrians can be injured in a pedestrian accident, the financial compensation settlement can vary widely.
For the most part, pedestrian compensation can range between $15,000 for minor injuries to a few million dollars for severe brain injuries.
How Do I Find the Ohio Accident Lawyer that’s Right for Me?
A personal injury attorney will help you bring your case to court and help you get you the financial compensation that you deserve.
It is important to be sure that your personal injury attorney has your best interests at heart and is willing to fight for your right to receive a settlement.
Your Ohio accident lawyer should be certified to practice law and be a capable representative of a reputable law firm with demonstrable experience in personal injury law.
If you are considering filing a pedestrian accident lawsuit don’t hesitate to contact the dedicated personal injury attorneys at GSAS Law. Reach out today.