Columbus Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
In 2017, 145 pedestrians in Ohio lost their lives in collisions. Hundreds of others suffered incapacitating injuries. If you sustained a serious injury or lost a loved one in a recent pedestrian accident in Columbus, call (800) ELK-OHIO to speak to an attorney at Elk & Elk. We have decades of successful practice in pedestrian accident claims in Ohio.
Why Choose Elk & Elk?
- Our attorneys schedule extensive consultation sessions with clients before creating any legal strategies. That ensures we inform all legal decisions with the client’s needs and concerns.
- Our firm has offices throughout the state of Ohio for our clients’ convenience. We want to make the legal experience as hassle-free as possible. We will make home or hospital visits to meet with clients, if necessary.
- Our firm understands the significant financial burdens you may be struggling with. We do not charge for initial consultations, and we represent clients on a contingency fee basis. You will not pay until we win your case.
Do You Need a Lawyer?
A car accident attorney can be invaluable for your pedestrian accident case. At Elk & Elk, our legal team can provide support while you recover from your injuries. This includes:
- Investigating your accident for evidence to substantiate your claim.
- Negotiating with insurance providers to ensure you are receiving compensation that is fair.
- Filing all the legal paperwork that is necessary to successfully submit your claim.
- Taking your case to trial if necessary.
Ultimately, we want to give you the help you need during this uncertain time.
Why Do Pedestrian Accidents Occur?
Pedestrian accidents commonly occur due to the following reasons:
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
- Red light running
- Failing to yield the right-of-way
- Drunk driving
- Unsafe crosswalk construction
All pedestrian accidents are preventable. With safe crosswalks, working traffic signals, proper intersection designs, and prudent drivers, pedestrians would be safe on the roads of Columbus. Unfortunately, negligence and carelessness put walkers and joggers in danger every day.
What to Do After a Pedestrian Accident
If a vehicle strikes you while walking in Columbus, remain calm and try not to move until paramedics arrive. Call 911 or ask someone to do so for you. If you have a back or neck injury, moving the wrong way could worsen your prognosis. When law enforcement arrives, give your side of the story. Do not admit any fault for the collision. The police officer should collect information for you, such as the driver’s name and insurance information. Have someone take photographs of the accident scene for you, if possible.
Visit a hospital immediately. Keep copies of all medical records, bills, and treatment programs. Begin compiling a folder with all documents related to your accident. Call the at-fault driver’s auto insurance company and file a claim. Answer all insurance questions honestly, but do not give more information than necessary. Do not accept a settlement offer until you have spoken to an attorney. Call (800) ELK-OHIO next to discuss your case. Our Columbus personal injury attorneys can take over settlement negotiations to ensure a fair result. We also have the power to bring your case to trial, if necessary.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
Our Columbus pedestrian accident attorneys have extensive knowledge in this practice area. We can help you fight for fair and full compensation for your damages. Contact us for a free consultation about your case.