Statistics compiled by the Ohio State Highway Patrol reveal that in 2016 there were 140 pedestrians killed in accidents with vehicles. It is critical that all pedestrians in the state understand that being hit by a vehicle can result in severe and debilitating injuries, and even death. Pedestrian accidents are frequently unexpected and can significantly change the course of a person’s life. If you or a loved one is injured in a pedestrian accident, speak with our experienced pedestrian accident lawyers to help you seek the compensation you deserve.
There are several Ohio laws that apply to pedestrian accidents, which include the following:
Pedestrian accidents can occur anywhere at any time, but there are some factors that tend to increase the likelihood that a pedestrian accident will occur. These accidents most often occur in the morning, with the most dangerous time for these accidents being between 6 pm and 9 pm. A large number of deadly pedestrian accidents also occur after dark when it is hardest to see. Pedestrian accidents are most likely to occur on the weekends as well as holidays when a large number of vehicles are on the road. These accidents tend to occur on urban roads as well as in areas with crosswalks. A small number of pedestrian accidents occur on open highways.
Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents include the following:
Pedestrians in Ohio can be injured in a variety of ways when accidents occur, but most often these injuries include:
After a pedestrian accident, your first focus should be on recovering your health. Meanwhile, a skilled personal injury attorney can focus on protecting your rights and making sure that you obtain the compensation that you deserve from the at-fault party. The pedestrian accident lawyers at Kruger & Hodges will remain committed to making sure that you obtain the compensation that you deserve. Contact our law firm today to schedule an initial free consultation. We serve the Cincinnati Area out of our office in Hamilton, Ohio located just blocks from the Butler County Courthouse.