Lorain Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Helping You File a Claim for Compensation
Murray & Murray in Lorain is here to help injured pedestrians seek compensation after being hit by a reckless or negligent driver. Motorists who drive right through red lights or race through parking lots cause countless pedestrian accidents each year, but not all of them are held liable for their terrible mistakes. It would be our honor if we got the chance to hold the driver who hit you financially liable for your damages. By the time that your case concludes, we want to make sure you have every dollar you need to get as close to “normal” again as you can.
Injuries Caused by Pedestrian Accidents
There is practically no such thing as a minor pedestrian accident. The impact of a car against a pedestrian is tremendous. Catastrophic injuries are practically guaranteed to happen.
Severe injuries caused by pedestrian accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Multiple broken bones
- Permanent disfigurement
- Internal organ damage
If you were hit by a car and feel “fine,” so you did not seek medical attention, please go to urgent care immediately. You could have underlying injuries that have not been noticed yet. A doctor’s checkup can identify them and allow an accurate diagnosis.
Value of a Pedestrian Accident Claim
The value of your pedestrian accident claim will depend on the severity of your injuries. Essentially, you can file a claim against the driver who hit you in pursuit of your losses or damages. However, not all losses are tangible, so it is important to work with a pedestrian accident attorney in Lorain when calculating the value of your claim.
Your claim’s value will likely be built upon:
- Economic damages: Tangible financial losses that can be tracked on bills and paystubs are called economic damages, such as medical treatment costs and lost wages.
- Non-economic damages: Losses relating to abstract, more-subjective losses are called non-economic damages, such as pain, suffering, and disability hardships.
In rare cases, a court might allow punitive damages for a pedestrian accident case. Punitive damages are used to punish the defendant after doing something egregiously careless and/or criminal. For example, if you were hit by a drunk driver who was going 45 mph in a residential area, then the court could consider punitive damages. Although, punitive damages are not paid by insurance companies, so they might not be an option just because the liable driver might not have any finances to pay you.
Pedestrian Accident Statute of Limitations
Ohio has a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury claims, including pedestrian accident cases. The statute begins on the day you were injured. If two years pass and you have not filed a claim, then the court will not accept any claim you file afterward.
Ready to Help – Call at Any Time
The two-year statute of limitations for pedestrian accident claims in Ohio can go by quickly. Do not lose another day to hesitation. Please let our Lorain pedestrian accident attorneys work on your case, so we can get it moving before time runs out. When working on a client’s claim, we always act as if we were representing ourselves.
Call our law office at (419) 664-3711 to learn more from our pedestrian accident lawyers in Lorain.