A pedestrian accident can happen in an instant and can change your life forever. These accidents occur in all types of situations: while crossing a street within a crosswalk, while crossing a street outside of a crosswalk, while walking on a sidewalk across a driveway, or while walking in a parking lot. Many times, these accidents occur due to the neglect of an inattentive driver who is talking or texting on a cell phone, or who is otherwise distracted.
We do this through creative and immediate investigation, which includes obtaining surveillance videos, retaining crash reconstruction experts, personal scene evaluations, and interviewing witnesses. In addition, in those cases where cell phone use is suspected as a cause of the driver's inattention, we will subpoena cell phone records to confirm such suspicions. In cases where the driver of the car that hit a pedestrian was drunk or intoxicated, we hire experts to determine the extent to which the intoxication affected the driver's ability to react and to safely operate a motor vehicle.
The attorneys Bentoff & Duber are prepared to help you recover monetary damages for the following injuries suffered in a pedestrian accident:
- Fractures, broken bones
- Internal bleeding, organ damage
- Neck, back and spine injuries
- Wrongful death
We have helped many clients who have been injured as pedestrians, including people hit while crossing a street in a crosswalk, people hit while crossing a street outside of a crosswalk, and people hit while walking in parking lots or on private property. We have also helped people with a wide variety of injuries in pedestrian accidents, ranging from broken bones to wrongful death.
In cases of disputed liability, we will retain experts to determine the speed of the vehicle that hit you, and the distance from the scene of the impact at which the driver should have observed you. When necessary, we can reconstruct the accident in its entirety to prove that it was the neglect of the driver, not the pedestrian that caused the accident.
Every pedestrian accident case is unique. For that reason, it is important that you contact us as soon as possible to discuss your claim. Our accident representation spans all of the Northeastern Ohio, including Cleveland and all of its suburbs, Painesville, Concord, Madison, Geneva, Ashtabula, Kingsville, North Kingsville and Conneaut. Our attorneys are available for a free telephone consultation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.