Pedestrians have rights and deserve the chance to recover their losses after an injury. Hurt in an accident? Call the Youngstown pedestrian accident lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick. We know what it takes to set things right.
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133 pedestrians were killed by Ohio motorists in 2018, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Negligent drivers caused many of these pedestrian-involved car accidents, and they are happening more than ever.
If you were struck by a vehicle through no fault of your own, you deserve compensation for your losses. This can include your medical care, lost wages, and other damages. The Youngstown pedestrian accident lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick are experienced in this area and can guide you through a personal injury claim.
Our skill and knowledge is often the difference in recovering what you need.
Call (419) 324-8205 today or use our online form. We offer 100% free initial consultations and there are no costs unless you recover compensation.
Common Youngstown Pedestrian Accidents
Mahoning County is seeing an increase in 2020 fatal pedestrian accidents.
Many factors can lead to a pedestrian accident, such as a lack of crosswalks and poor lighting. However, most Youngstown pedestrian accidents are due to driver negligence. This includes distracted driving, speeding, or failing to obey traffic signs.
For instance, when a driver is distracted, they become far less aware of their actions and surroundings. As a result, this inattention could lead to a typical car crash. Now imagine what can happen to someone trying to cross the street.
A car traveling at just 30 miles an hour has a one in five chance of causing death. With even a slight increase in speed, the odds of fatalities escalate.
While many drivers do obey traffic regulations, many do not. Whether intentionally or not, speeding can lead to tragedy with a pedestrian.
Intersection signals and crosswalks make roads safer. But, regrettably, not all drivers obey the laws. Therefore, this can lead to serious consequences for pedestrians.
What If You’re Struck by a Car
Most pedestrian-vehicle accidents can, unfortunately, lead to severe injuries with long-lasting effects.
The human body is no match for a large vehicle moving at a high rate of speed. Even a glancing blow from a side mirror can be serious.
From Federal Street, Southern Park Mall, and North Phelps Street to Youngstown State University, there are some very busy pedestrian areas in Youngstown. However,there are steps you can take to make yourself a safer pedestrian.
Decrease the odds of a pedestrian-car accident by:
Staying alert. Stay off your phone while walking and avoid using headphones. Your senses are valuable tools to help ensure your safety as a pedestrian.
Being visible. Maintain eye contact with drivers while you cross in front of their vehicles. Walk in well-lit areas and wear bright clothing. These simple things will allow you to be more visible to drivers.
Following traffic laws. Always use crosswalks and obey traffic signals. Even in crosswalks, never assume a car will yield. Make sure drivers see you and are yielding before crossing.
Compensation after a Pedestrian Accident
Medical treatment and rehab for injured pedestrians is costly. As a result, being struck by a car can mean extensive follow-up care.
Therefore, if you are hurt by a negligent driver, contact our experienced pedestrian accident attorneys. We can guide you, get you treatment, and fight what you need.
A pedestrian accident claim can help you recover your:
Pain and suffering
Emotional distress and mental anguish
Loss of consortium
For example, KNR represented a 44-year-old man who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being struck by a car while walking. We obtained a $275,000 settlement on his behalf.