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Injured in a Pedestrian Accident? Get Help from a Columbus Personal Injury Lawyer

Each year, thousands of pedestrians across Ohio get hit by negligent drivers. While drivers should pay attention—and they should pay particular attention when pedestrians may be present—we all know that far too many people make bad decisions behind the wheel. If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, you should speak with a Columbus personal injury lawyer promptly.

Why is it important to speak with a lawyer? Injured pedestrians will be entitled to recover financial compensation in many cases. While the circumstances of each individual accident are unique, the statistics show that negligent drivers are frequently to blame for pedestrian accidents. If a negligent driver is to blame for your injuries, an experienced Columbus personal injury lawyer will be able to help you seek the full compensation you deserve.

Filing a Claim After a Pedestrian Accident in Ohio

Filing a claim after a pedestrian accident starts with determining why the accident happened. This requires a prompt and thorough investigation. When you hire a lawyer to represent you, your lawyer will investigate all possible causes of the accident, including:

  • Distracted driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Impaired driving
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Speeding
  • Turning without looking
  • Other common driving mistakes

If the driver who hit you was at fault in the accident, a Columbus personal injury lawyer will be able to seek just compensation for all of your accident-related losses. This includes your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses—both now and in the future. Even if the accident was partially your fault (which you should never assume), you may still be entitled to partial compensation under Ohio law.

In addition to evidence of fault, filing a claim after a pedestrian accident in Ohio also requires evidence of your losses. With this in mind, you should see a doctor promptly (if you haven’t already), and you should be sure to tell your doctor that you were injured in a pedestrian accident. You should also carefully follow your doctor’s advice, and you should keep track of your expenses and all of the other ways your injuries impact your life.

Insurance Coverage for Pedestrian Accidents

In most cases, recovering just compensation after a pedestrian accident involves dealing with the auto insurance companies. If the at-fault driver has insurance, your lawyer will be dealing with his or her insurer. If the at-fault driver doesn’t have insurance—or if his or her coverage isn’t enough—your lawyer may be able to obtain coverage under your policy as well, and your lawyer will also pursue any other options that are available.

Discuss Your Pedestrian Accident Claim with a Columbus Personal Injury Lawyer

Do you need to know more about your legal rights after a pedestrian accident in Ohio? If so, we encourage you to get in touch. Please call 888-444-7440 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at Malek & Malek Law Firm.