Pedestrian Accidents

Though they are protected by various laws, pedestrians are frequently still in harm’s way on Ohio’s roads. Though drivers are required by law to yield to pedestrians, drivers are not taking the time to yield to these individuals who have the right of way. This can lead to serious accidents and result in permanent injuries or death.

The streets in the United States are used by cars, trucks, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians alike. Everyone using these roads have a responsibility to behave in a legal and safe manner, especially those who operate motor vehicles.

At The Boerst Law Office, Inc., our pedestrian accident and injury attorneys  are committing to protecting the rights of pedestrians in Ohio and recover monetary compensation on their behalf. You can focus on making the best recovery possible from your injuries while we are vigorously fighting for you.

Pedestrian accidents typically occur due to the negligence of others.  In today’s day and age, more and more drivers are driving while distracted.  These distractions pose an even more increased risk to pedestrians.  

With the help of one of our experienced and skilled attorneys, a victim may be able to help you recover the money damages you deserve.

Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents


No matter who is at fault for a pedestrian accident, when it comes to who will sustain the greatest degree of injury, there is no debate: pedestrians are often severely harmed in motor vehicle collisions. Depending upon the speed at which the vehicle is traveling at the time of crash and a number of other factors, including the angle at which the pedestrian is hit and the pedestrian’s own physical health, injuries might include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries, such as a concussions or subdural hematoma;
  • Back and neck injuries, such as bulging discs;
  • Spinal cord injury;
  • Bone fracture injuries;
  • Soft tissue injuries;
  • Lacerations, cuts, and bruises;
  • Internal bleedings and ruptures organs; and
  • Crush injuries.

Some of the injuries above can be life-threatening and could be fatal. Serious injuries, such as a spinal cord injury, can also leave a pedestrian with permanent disability and impairment, such as paralysis. Other injuries are painful and debilitating and may result in thousands of dollars in medical expenses, lost wages, and ongoing treatment costs.

Turn to our lawyers at The Boerst Law Office if you were a pedestrian who has been injured in an accident with a motor vehicle. Our experienced personal injury attorneys are dedicated to helping injured pedestrians understand their rights and explore their options for pursuing compensation for the injuries they have suffered. We also handle wrongful death cases, representing the families of individuals who have been killed in a pedestrian accident. Contact our firm today to further discuss your pedestrian accident or crosswalk injury case.

We handle injury cases throughout Ohio including, but not limited to the following areas: Toledo, Bowling Green, Bryan, Clyde, Defiance, Delta, Findlay, Fremont, Kenton, Lima, Maumee, Monclova, Napoleon, Perrysburg, Port Clinton, Oregon, Ottawa, Sylvania, Swanton, Sandusky, Tiffin, Upper Sandusky, Van Buren, Waterville, Wauseon, Whitehouse, Woodville, and many more.

We handle all types of pedestrian accidents, including injuries caused in the following types of accidents:

  • Failure to stop at a crosswalk
  • Hit-and-run
  • Failure to obey posted traffic signs
  • Hit by a drunk driver
  • Failure to yield

In some situations where a pedestrian is injured, they may be able to receive compensation from their own insurance company. Our knowledgeable lawyers can assist you in understanding your options for seeking compensation, which includes the negligent driver and his or her insurance company. You do not have to face your pedestrian accident case alone.

Contact The Boerst Law Office, Inc. immediately if you or a loved one was injured while walking in a crosswalk, on the side of the road, or anywhere else where pedestrians are present.


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