Columbus Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Because of the serious injuries that can occur in pedestrian accidents, it is wise to hire an attorney who is specifically experienced in auto/pedestrian accidents.
At Clark Perdue, we’ve been handling Ohio pedestrian accident lawsuits for over 32 years. We have extensive experience representing victims of pedestrian accidents, including:
- Shirley died when a drunk driver went off the road, drove through her yard and struck her house. The impact caused the roof of Shirley’s house to collapse, resulting in her wrongful death. We sued the drunk driver, as well as an insurance company that provided insurance coverage to Shirley and her family. The lawsuit resulted in a substantial settlement for the family.
- Cindy was crossing the street to join her youth group, which was gathering in front of her church. She crossed near the crosswalk. The defendant, who had a record of speeding, was speeding down the street and struck Cindy, causing her death. We argued that the defendant should have seen the youth group on the side of the street and recognized the potential for other young people to be in the area. We successfully argued that by speeding the defendant lost the right of way and was responsible for Cindy’s death. Our efforts resulted in a significant judgment against the defendant. His insurance company paid the judgment.
Fault In A Pedestrian Accident
Even pedestrian accident victims who are partially at fault may be entitled to recover a portion of their damages. Under Ohio’s law of comparative fault, if more than one person causes an accident, the fault is shared by the parties. To protect your legal rights following a pedestrian accident, it is a good idea to consult an experienced personal injury law firm as soon as possible. Within the first week, important physical evidence can be lost, and witnesses may forget important details.
Pedestrian Accident Damages
A pedestrian accident victim may be entitled to recover damages for: hospital and medical expenses, past and future lost earnings, past and future permanent physical disability and on-going care; emotional distress (such as depression and anxiety); damage or destruction of property; physical pain and suffering; and loss of enjoyment of life.
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Clark, Perdue & List – Experienced Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Clark, Perdue & List has extensive experience handling pedestrian accident claims. If requested, we will meet you – in your home or at the hospital, if necessary –to explain your legal rights and make suggestions for immediate action. For a free pedestrian accident consultation, please call us at 800-647-7003, or send a confidential email. We promise to respond promptly.
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