Accidents Involving Pedestrians May Create Serious Hardships - Choose an Experienced Columbus Attorney
If you are struck by a car, your injuries may be debilitating. It's wise to talk to an experienced pedestrian accident attorney in Columbus, Ohio, who knows how to pursue maximum compensation. Don't let the insurance companies push you around by limiting or denying your claim altogether. Take back control. Contact the Smith Law Office. Let a Columbus pedestrian injury lawyer fight for the rights of you or your loved one. We know about dealing with insurance companies. We know about getting justice. We know about getting results!
Pedestrians who are walking in a crosswalk, or running along side of the road generally are not liable if they are struck by a car. Pedestrians in a marked crosswalk or other walkway have the right to pass safely. A distracted driver might fail to stop for the pedestrian in the crosswalk and cause a cell phone/texting accident. Even at low speeds, an automobile that hits a pedestrian can cause severe injury or even kill a pedestrian, which may be grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit. A traumatic brain injury caused by the head striking the pavement or windshield of the vehicle is tragic but unfortunately not uncommon in a pedestrian accident.
Common locations in Ohio for a pedestrian accident include:
- Parking lots
- Parking garages
- Residential streets
- Commercial or residential driveways
- Venues that attract crowds, such as sporting events or concerts
Whether you are an injured pedestrian or a passenger, you may be eligible for compensation. Let Scott Elliot Smith fight for you! He has more than thirty years of experience and will examine the facts and demand a fair and just reward for your suffering.
How a Columbus Pedestrian Accident Can Help
It can take a long time to recover from injuries suffered in a pedestrian accident. Victims may require surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy, medication and home health care. Some victims are left permanently disabled. The costs of medical treatment can become overwhelming very quickly.
Scott Elliot Smith determines the total amount of damages you have suffered. This includes all past and future medical expenses for treatment of your injuries. It also includes lost wages if you are unable to work. There may be other damages as well, such as disability, disfigurement, emotional distress and pain and suffering.
Our legal team builds a strong case that the insurance company can’t ignore. Scott Elliot Smith fights to get you the financial compensation you deserve. Sometimes, he is able to do this through a negotiated settlement with the insurance company. But if the insurance company is not willing to negotiate a settlement that works for you, he will take them to court.
At the Smith Law Office, we are ready to provide the aggressive representation injured Ohioans need. Contact our firm today for a free consultation. As part of our contingency fee arrangement, you don't pay us any attorney fees unless you obtain a recovery. Call 888-311-5297 for your free consultation today.