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Here at the Charles Boyk Law Offices, our West Unity pedestrian accident attorneys have represented clients who were the victims of serious injuries because of accidents that took place while they were walking in a public crosswalk at a major intersection. The drivers who caused the accidents were negligent because they were not paying attention to the pedestrian or were just distracted.
Oftentimes, the negligent driver is making a right turn onto a street and fails to look and see the pedestrian attempting to cross in the crosswalk. It is important to remember that there is a specific Ohio statute that addresses the legal rights of pedestrians in crosswalks.
A pedestrian who is injured in an Ohio crosswalk accident because of the negligence of another driver does have rights. The injured victim can file a personal injury claim against the negligent driver. Damages for the claim include medical bills, pain and suffering, disability, and scarring or permanent disfigurement.
If you or your loved one was crossing the street with the right of way, within the crosswalk, the accident is the driver’s fault. Oftentimes accidents like this result in injury of the pedestrian while the motorist suffers minimal or no damage.
We advise any person who has been involved in an accident with a vehicle while in a crosswalk to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. If they have suffered injury, a lawyer will be able to help them seek the compensation that they deserve.
Vehicle-pedestrian accidents like this can also be fatal. We would recommend that the family members of anyone who is killed in a crosswalk accident to contact a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. It is likely that an investigation into the accident will significantly help the family with their side of the case, so hiring a lawyer to represent you soon will allow them to begin looking into the accident and collecting statements from witnesses or police and first responders.
We understand that when you lose a loved one, the last thing on your mind is seeking an attorney out. But, if you do hire a lawyer soon after the accident, you will have comfort knowing that the legal side of everything is being handled so you can focus on mourning with your family.
We are available to answer any questions that you have over the phone and we also give free case evaluations. Allow us to take over the legal worries involved with the accident. We will work tirelessly on your family’s behalf to ensure that your loved one’s legal rights are protected.