As a pedestrian, you are at greater risk of harm than other parties sharing the road. Unprotected, a collision with a bicyclist or motor vehicle can cause severe injury, permanent disfigurement, and even death. If you are involved in a pedestrian accident due to another individual's negligence, you may be able to file a personal injury claim to protect your physical and financial well-being.
If you or a loved one was injured or killed in an accident, call our Toledo, Ohio, office at 419-315-9908. Our compassionate attorneys can carefully evaluate your case during a free initial consultation.
When Can You File A Claim?
Involvement in a pedestrian accident is not sufficient grounds to file a personal injury claim. You must be able to demonstrate that the other party's negligence or deliberate harm caused the accident. Negligence can include a variety of behaviors such as texting while driving, ignoring a stop sign or failing to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk.
What Is Partial Compensation?
In some cases, the court may determine that you are partially responsible for your accident. Partial fault does not bar you from reclaiming damages, but it may lessen your settlement. For example, if you are found to be 40 percent at fault for your accident, you will collect only 60 percent of the total possible compensation.
Contact Us For Experienced Legal Guidance
Pedestrian accidents are overwhelming events that may leave you unsure of what to do next. Call Cubbon & Associates Co., L.P.A.'s experienced attorneys to schedule a free case evaluation at 419-315-9908. You may also contact us online. Each of our lawyers has at least 30 years of personal injury experience. We will evaluate your accident honestly and help you determine what steps you can take to protect your best interests.