What to Do If Your Child Is Hit by a Car Walking to School
Posted in: Car Accidents
Legal Help for the Injured
Walking is not confined to Cleveland’s business district. Ohio City, Tremont, Detroit-Shoreway, University Circle, Shaker Square, and many Cleveland neighborhoods are highly walkable.
In addition, on the campuses of John Carroll University, Cleveland State University, and Case Western Reserve University, you will find students and faculty walking or running to class. You may also be one of the thousands in Cleveland walking to and from concerts and sporting events.
At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, our Cleveland pedestrian accident lawyers, see a lot of cases where innocent people suffer because a negligent driver strikes them while they are walking around town. Let KNR use our experience and knowledge to explain your rights, identify who is at fault, and fight to recover compensation for your losses.
When you walk around Cleveland, you expect to get where you are going without much trouble.
Unfortunately, as a pedestrian, you are at risk of being struck by a car, motorcycle, commercial truck, bicycle, or some other vehicle. According to the National Safety Council, in 2018, there were 7,450 fatal pedestrian traffic accidents. 79% of these pedestrian accidents happened in urban settings, like Cleveland. In addition, 25% occurred at intersections, and 76% were at night.
The Cleveland pedestrian accident lawyers at KNR represent individuals and families after all kinds of pedestrian accidents.
Some of the most common situations include:
You may not know what happened after being struck by a car. If your child got hit, you might not have been there to see it.
You need to hire a personal injury attorney to investigate. At KNR, we have a lot of experience investigating pedestrian accidents. We will get to the bottom of what happened and build your case for compensation.
If a vehicle struck you or a loved one, our Cleveland pedestrian accident lawyers recommend:
Your priority should always be your and your loved one’s health. If you were in a vehicle-pedestrian collision, or your child was struck by a car, call 911 immediately. You should do this even if you believe you or your child are not seriously injured. You will want the police to create a crash report. This can be important for a potential claim for compensation.
If you can walk around and talk any witnesses, then do your best to gather names and contact information. Make sure to also ask for the driver’s insurance information. If you cannot do this, do not worry. Call our experienced Cleveland pedestrian accident lawyers right away. We will obtain the necessary information.
If you can, take photos and video of the scene. Do your best to document the property damage and you or your child’s injuries.
Following a collision, it can be difficult to remember what happened. We recommend you record or write down everything you can remember as soon as possible. Write down the basic facts, including the date, time of day, location, weather, and traffic conditions. Then, you should do your best to document everything you can about what happened before, during, and after your accident.
Fight for Everything You’re Owed
You do not have to struggle to do everything yourself. By calling our experienced personal injury law firm, you gain a team that will handle the insurance claim and legal process for you.
KNR has helped numerous injured pedestrians in the Cleveland area get compensation for their long-term needs. For example, KNR represented a 44-year-old pastor and father who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being struck by a car while walking. We obtained a $275,000 settlement on his behalf.
Our priority will be obtaining all the compensation you deserve, which can include:
Settlement of wrongful death claim of a pedestrian struck and killed by a tractor-trailer in shopping plaza parking…
What Makes KNR Special?
If you or your child become injured in a pedestrian accident, Kisling, Nestico & Redick is here to help. You need to be able to focus on your recovery and not have to worry about the insurance claim process or a lawsuit.
You may wonder how we can help after you or your child were in an accident. There are several steps we will take to build and strengthen your claim. We will work with the insurance company so that you can avoid this hassle and focus on recovering. Then, we work hard for you to obtain the best possible settlement through negotiations, or when necessary – a trial.
By hiring the Cleveland pedestrian accident lawyers from Kisling, Nestico & Redick, you have someone to: