Getting out and about on foot should never mean that you need a Columbus pedestrian accident attorney. However, we know that there are many risks that a person faces in and around the roadways. If you get injured due to the reckless or careless behavior of someone else, you need to seek legal assistance.

At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, our qualified and experienced team is ready to investigate what happened. We know that you need to focus on recovering from your injuries, so let us get to work on securing the compensation you deserve.

The Statistics For Ohio

To really get to the bottom of the pedestrian crash problem, we need to look at the latest reporting year of data available for Ohio. We can see that there was a total of 303,298 vehicle crashes that caused 1,179 fatalities. There were more than 75,000 injury crashes.

When it comes to pedestrian crashes, there were 145 fatalities and 2,641 injuries — nearly every pedestrian crash results in an injury or fatality.

Pedestrians are the most vulnerable group in and around the roadways of Columbus. They have no way to protect themselves from an impact with a vehicle that weighs thousands of pounds. Injuries from these crashes are often severe and can include the following:

  • Spinal cord trauma (possible paralysis)
  • Head injuries/traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal organ damage or internal bleeding
  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations or road rash

Victims of pedestrian a crash almost always need emergency medical care. In many cases, they will have to undergo extensive surgeries and rehabilitation. The medical costs of this treatment can become overwhelming for victims and their families, especially if the victim cannot work and earn an income while they recover.

To understand how these crashes happen, we can look to Ohio’s DPS statistics of the causes of all crashes. They include:

  • Failure to yield
  • Failure to control a vehicle
  • Improper lane change
  • Improper backing
  • Running stop sign/stop light
  • Unsafe speeds
  • Improper turn
  • Careless operation

We know that pedestrians are especially at risk when drivers impaired by drugs or alcohol are on the roadways or when a driver is distracted by their phones or other devices.

Pedestrians are also at risk of being harmed due to a person recklessly operating a bike, moped, or an electric scooter, something that is becoming more and more of a problem in major cities.

Call Us After An Injury

If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian crash that was caused by the reckless or careless behavior of another person, please consider seeking legal assistance as soon as possible. At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, we understand that these cases can become complex, but we are ready to work to secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:

  • Your medical expenses related to the incident
  • Lost income and benefits if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Punitive damages against those responsible

If you need a Columbus pedestrian accident lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 888-710-0040.

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