Fatal Pedestrian Accidents
Posted in: Car Accidents
Legal Help for the Injured
When you’ve been hit by a car while walking, you have the right to seek financial compensation for your damages and losses. You may be worrying about paying the medical bills and how to hold the liable party accountable. But with help from an experienced Dayton pedestrian accident lawyer, you can recover and get justice.
At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, our Dayton injury attorneys are here to remove the stress and confusion from filing a claim or lawsuit. Our firm offers 100% free consultations, no upfront costs, and pursues the maximum amount of compensation possible.
Contact KNR at (937) 427-4048 today.
There are some ways in which Dayton pedestrian accidents occur more frequently than others. Some of these include:
If your pedestrian accident injuries were caused in another way, our team can evaluate your case to determine whether you have grounds for legal action.
According to Ohio Revised Code Section 4511.46, pedestrians have the right of way when:
However, under Ohio Revised Code Section 4511.48, pedestrians must yield to a vehicle when:
Pedestrian accident injuries are often devastating. However, you do not necessarily need a critical injury to have grounds for a claim. Some of the most common injuries seen in Dayton pedestrian accidents include:
Sadly, many pedestrian accidents can turn fatal. If you lost a loved one in a fatal pedestrian accident, your family might be able to pursue legal action against the liable party through a wrongful death claim.
The first steps an injured pedestrian should take after being involved in a traumatizing accident are essential. Here are the first things you need to do:
Fight for Everything You're Owed
After everything you have been through, you have the right to be compensated fairly for your suffering. Examples of damages seen in Dayton pedestrian accident claims include:
For a pedestrian accident claim to be successful, your attorney must show that someone else’s negligence caused your pedestrian accident injuries. To do this, we will need to show that the elements of negligence have been met as follows:
Countless parties could share liability for your pedestrian accident injuries. Some of the parties named most frequently in these lawsuits include:
It is not uncommon for multiple parties to share liability for pedestrian accidents in Dayton. Your attorney must carefully evaluate the cause of your pedestrian accident to establish culpability and gather evidence to support your case.
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What Makes KNR Special?
After your pedestrian accident, it makes sense that you may be feeling overwhelmed. The sooner you start working on your case with an attorney, the greater your chances of financial recovery.
Our team at KNR will work diligently to build a powerful case against the at-fault party.
According to Ohio Revised Code Section, 2305.10, pedestrian accident victims in Dayton have two years to file their civil claim before the statute of limitations expires. Family members pursuing wrongful death claims also have two years to file their lawsuits under Ohio Revised Code Section 2125.02.
However, do not be surprised if your case’s statute of limitations is unclear. Get the answers you need and avoid procedural issues by having an attorney start your case as soon as possible.
Ohio is a modified comparative negligence state. This means if your portion of liability does not exceed 50%, you can share fault and still be awarded compensation. It should be noted that your injury settlement will be reduced to account for your portion of liability.
Law enforcement officials can work to identify the individual who struck you and fled the accident scene. If they fled the scene, they might also be uninsured. However, even though Ohio is a fault state for auto insurance, if the driver is uninsured, you may not have the opportunity to file a claim with the insurance company.
If you purchased your own uninsured or underinsured coverage, filing a claim with your own insurance company may be an option. You might also file a civil lawsuit against the person who hit you. Your attorney can help you review your legal options during your initial consultation.
You should never accept an insurance settlement unless your attorney reviews it first. The last thing you want is to be pressured into accepting a settlement that is less than your claim is worth.
After a pedestrian accident, contacting the police is of utmost importance. Obtaining a copy of the police and accident report filed could provide valuable evidence to support your claim against the adult party. You can visit the Dayton Police Department website to get a copy of your police report.