Pedestrian Accident Wrongful Death – Columbus, OH
Wrongful Death Caused in a Pedestrian Accident
Pedestrian accidents occur every day leading to severe injuries and wrongful death. When a pedestrian is killed tragically due to the negligence of car, truck, bus, motorcycle or taxi driver, dependents or beneficiaries may be entitled to financial payment due to the damages caused by the negligent act. Drivers have a responsibility to be mindful of pedestrian safety laws while operating a motor vehicle and can be held liable in the event of a pedestrian accident.
Pedestrian accidents can occur due to many different scenarios, including:
· Hit and Run
· Hit in Parking Lot
· Hit at Crosswalk
· Driver Fails to Yield
· Driver Fails to Stop at Intersection
Oftentimes, children and the elderly are the most common pedestrians to be victims in a pedestrian accident. This is because children are not always aware of their surroundings and older people may be slower passing through crosswalks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports from 2010, 72 percent of pedestrian fatalities occurred in urban areas with nearly one half of these occurring on weekends and 70 percent occurring at night.
While no amount of monetary recovery can compensate the loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident wrongful death case, it is important for families, to see legal counsel from an experienced wrongful death attorney understands the different sources of recovery available and can work with the insurance company and parties involved to see that you receive the recovery you deserve.
Robert D. Erney has 29 years of experience handling wrongful death cases. If you have lost a loved one in a tragic pedestrian accident, contact our office to learn more about your wrongful death claim.