You should never have to worry about getting struck by a vehicle when you are out walking or exercising. However, there are often when we are in close vicinity with vehicles and accidents can occur. If you or a loved one are injured due to the careless actions of another person, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Paulozzi LPA, our pedestrian accident lawyers are ready to get to the bottom of what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve.
Pedestrians are the most vulnerable group of people in and around the roadways of Brooklyn Heights. Whether you are walking down a sidewalk, through a parking lot, or crossing the road, there are risks. Pedestrians have no way to protect themselves from the force of a vehicle slamming into them. When a person is struck by a vehicle that weighs thousands of pounds, it is not uncommon for the following injuries to occur:
Each of these injuries can lead to major medical expenses for victims and their families. They may also have to contend with long periods of rehabilitation, lost income, long-term care, and more.
When we turn to the latest reporting year of data available for Ohio, we see that there were 303,298 total vehicle crashes that caused 1,179 fatalities. There were more than 75,000 injury crashes that year.
Looking closer at the pedestrian accident statistics, we see that there were 145 fatalities and 2,641 injuries to pedestrians. Nearly every pedestrian crash results in an injury or a fatality in Ohio.
These incidents commonly happen due to mistakes made by drivers. Commonly, we see that the causes of pedestrian crashes include:
In many pedestrian crash cases, drivers are impaired by alcohol or drug or distracted by their phones at the time of the crash. Negligent drivers should always be held accountable when they injure pedestrians.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian crash that was caused by the careless or negligent actions of another person, you should seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Paulozzi LPA, our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to investigate all aspects of the crash so we can secure the compensation you deserve. This include: