Toledo is a very walkable city, particularly in the neighborhoods of Warren Sherman, TOTCO, and Downtown. As people walk along sidewalks and through intersections taking in the shops, restaurants, and all the city has to offer, they often take it for granted that they are safe. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Motorists often engage in negligent or careless actions that put the safety and well-being of pedestrians at risk.
Pedestrians are incredibly exposed when they are out and about. When they are struck by a vehicle that is much larger and heavier than them, they will sustain some of the most severe injuries. If you or someone you love has been injured, it is important to speak to our Toledo pedestrian accident lawyers who can help you file a claim for financial compensation.
Most of the pedestrian accidents that occur in Toledo, and throughout Ohio, are caused by negligent motorists. Drivers do not always see pedestrians and even when they do, they may refuse to provide the right-of-way or give pedestrians the room they need when sharing the road with them. Any negligent act can result in a pedestrian accident, but some are more common than others. These include:
The aftermath of any pedestrian accident is complex. While you are suffering from serious injuries, the motorist will likely deny any wrongdoing. They may even argue that the accident was your fault because you darted out into traffic without any care for your own well-being.
Our Toledo pedestrian accident lawyers will fight back against these claims so you can claim the maximum damages you are entitled to. We will conduct an investigation to determine how the crash happened, and collect evidence to substantiate your claim. We will also conduct a thorough review of all the facts of your case so we can accurately value your claim.
You are not required to work with a lawyer after a pedestrian accident, but having sound legal counsel will significantly increase the amount of compensation you receive. It will also substantially reduce the amount of stress you feel during the process.
If you have been injured, our Toledo pedestrian accident lawyers at Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC are here to help you claim the maximum damages you deserve. Call us now or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our seasoned attorneys and to learn more.
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