When you or a loved one are out and about on foot, you should not have to worry about getting hurt. However, you may find that you need an Akron pedestrian accident lawyer if you are injured due to the negligence of another person.
At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, our qualified and experienced team understands these cases and knows how complex they can get. You should not be left wondering if you will be able to afford your bills in the aftermath of a pedestrian crash. We want to investigate the incident and move to secure the compensation you deserve.
When you think of pedestrian crashes, what comes to mind? Perhaps you think of a vehicle hitting someone who is in the street, but we need to point out that a large number of pedestrian crashes happen in areas where the pedestrian has the right-of-way. This can include areas such as:
In some cases, people can even get hurt inside of a building that is struck by a vehicle. Please know that pedestrians can be injured by incidents not involving vehicles such as collisions with people on bicycles, scooters, and more.
When we are out and about, we have virtually no protection from the force anything slamming into us. The average passenger vehicle weighs around 4,000 pounds.
What happens when a person is struck?
In most cases, they suffer from two impacts – one with the object that strikes them and one with the ground. Both of these impacts can cause serious injuries. It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries in the aftermath of a pedestrian crash:
In many cases, we find that pedestrian crashes happen due to the negligence of another person. Sometimes, a driver is simply careless and does not see a pedestrian when a crash occurs. Other times, we know that impaired drivers or those who are distracted by their phones or other devices cause these crashes.
Regardless of how a person’s negligence causes harm to a pedestrian, they need to be held accountable for their behavior.
While you may have been the victim of another person’s careless or negligent actions, you do not have to be the victim when it comes to compensation. At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, we are going to be by your side, working to ensure that you get the coverage you deserve after a pedestrian crash. This can include: