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Helping Injured Pedestrians in Ohio

Navigating the bustling streets in this area can be challenging for pedestrians, especially when faced with negligence from others. If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident, the Tri-State pedestrian accident lawyers at Burnside Brankamp Law are here to guide you through the legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Call Burnside Brankamp Law today at (888) 724-9319 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our pedestrian accident lawyer in Tri-State.

Common Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents can result in severe and life-altering injuries due to the vulnerability of individuals on foot. Common injuries sustained in such accidents include but are not limited to:

  • Fractures and Broken Bones: The impact of a collision can lead to fractures and breaks, causing significant pain and impairing mobility.
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs): Pedestrians are at an increased risk of head injuries, including TBIs, which can have long-lasting consequences on cognitive function.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: The force of a collision may cause damage to the spinal cord, resulting in paralysis or other serious complications.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: Sprains, strains, and other soft tissue injuries are common in these accidents and may require extensive medical treatment.
  • Internal Injuries: The internal organs can suffer damage upon impact, leading to internal bleeding or organ failure.

What Damages Could Be Recovered in a Pedestrian Accident in Ohio?

Recovering from a pedestrian accident involves physical healing and the pursuit of just compensation for the damages incurred. Possible damages that could be recovered in a pedestrian accident claim may include:

  • Medical Expenses: Compensation for present and future medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and any necessary medical devices.
  • Lost Wages: Reimbursement for the income lost because of the incapacity to work during recovery, as well as potential future earnings impacted by the accident.
  • Pain and Suffering: Damages for physical and emotional pain endured as a result of the pedestrian accident.
  • Property Damage: Compensation for damage to personal belongings, such as clothing or electronic devices, during the accident.
  • Wrongful Death Damages: In the tragic occurrence of a pedestrian fatality, surviving family members may be entitled to damages for funeral expenses, loss of companionship, and more.

What is the Statute of Limitations for a Pedestrian Accident in Ohio?

Time is of the essence when it comes to filing a legal claim for a pedestrian accident in Ohio. The statute of limitations imposes a deadline for taking legal action, and failure to file within this timeframe may result in the forfeiture of your right to compensation. In the state of Ohio, the statute of limitations for personal injury, including pedestrian accidents, is generally two years from the date of the incident.

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