Pedestrian Accident Lawyers In Dayton, Ohio
An average midsize car weighs between 4,500 and 5,500 pounds. Even driving at low speeds, a vehicle can cause devastating injuries when it hits an unprotected pedestrian. For this reason, drivers need to be careful when approaching crosswalks and other areas where people may enter a street.
If you have been injured in a car-pedestrian accident, the attorneys at Hochman & Plunkett may be able to help. We are highly skilled personal injury attorneys who understand what it takes to hold careless drivers accountable. Whether you were injured in crosswalk, a parking lot or other area, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. For your convenience, we have offices in Dayton, Cincinnati, Springfield and Troy.
Fault And Pedestrian Accidents In Ohio
Pedestrians have the right of way in crosswalks, whether they are marked or not. You have the right to cross the street at an intersection as long as you do not cross against a traffic control device.
Unfortunately, the driver of the motor vehicle is often the first to tell police his or her version of how the accident happened. The pedestrian is usually too injured to say anything. As a result, the driver may claim that the pedestrian was outside of the crosswalk or crossing against the light even when this was not the case.
Our lawyers know how to conduct in-depth investigation that will uncover the truth of what happened. We will examine skid marks, vehicle damage, eyewitness accounts, intersection cameras and other evidence to support your case. Cellphone records may reveal whether the driver was distracted at the time of the accident.
Even if you were outside a crosswalk when the vehicle struck you, the driver is required to stop if he or she could have or should have seen you.
Pedestrian Injury Attorneys Cincinnati
To talk to a pedestrian accident attorney at our firm, call 937-684-4607 in Dayton, 513-276-4022 in Cincinnati, 937-688-2551 in Springfield, 937-524-0115 in Troy or toll free at 877-623-6863. You can also contact us online.