Pedestrian Accidents

Fighting To Get Maximum Compensation For Injured Pedestrians

You were hit by a careless driver while you were walking, jogging or running. Now you are injured and need compensation. That is where our attorneys come in.

At Merk & Gile, Injury Attorneys in Newport, we are dedicated to getting pedestrian accident victims in Kentucky and Ohio get maximum compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages and other costs. Even if you were a victim of a hit-and-run accident or you are not certain whether you were partially at fault, you may have options. Our lawyers are here to provide the necessary guidance.

Talk to us for free. Call 513-548-5693. Want to know if you have a pedestrian accident claim? Curious about the fairness of a settlement offer? We are here to answer all questions.

Who Was At Fault For The Pedestrian Accident?

If you are walking in a crosswalk or crossing a parking lot, you maintain a level of watchfulness. It’s ingrained in most of us. One of the first things parents teach kids is to look both ways before crossing the road. But this and other safety precautions are not always enough to keep us or our loved ones safe when negligent drivers are added into the equation.

In many pedestrian accident cases, fault seems clear. Often, they involve a driver taking a right or left turn into a crosswalk without looking for walkers. Perhaps a driver ran a red light while trying to rush through a yellow. Or a driver pulled too far out of a cross street, alley or parking lot and hit someone walking by.

However, some situations are more complicated. What if a driver hits someone stepping out of a parked car? What if a pedestrian is hit while crossing outside of a crosswalk? And is a driver responsible for hitting someone walking through a parking lot? These cases may not seem clear cut, but the injured pedestrian should still speak with an experienced car accident lawyer to determine if they can pursue compensation.

Compensation For Pedestrians After An Injury

Swerving cars, drivers running red lights or myriad other causes can all easily lead to serious injury. The human body has very little chance against a multithousand-pound vehicle. The impact causes organ damage, compound fractures, brain and spinal trauma and more. In these cases, you can get financial support from the negligent driver or their insurance company for:

  • Ambulances and emergency care
  • Diagnosis and medical treatment, surgery and physical therapy
  • Adaptive care like wheelchairs or other accessible technologies
  • In-home nursing support

Your settlement can also provide for your time away from work or school, unexpected bills, necessary child care and other expenses.

Would You Like A Free Consultation?

We want you to have a voice in the legal system, and we believe you should receive adequate care for injuries suffered walking, jogging or running. Let us advocate for your care. Call us at 513-548-5693 or email us for an appointment.