Columbus Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
In car accidents involving pedestrians, the pedestrian’s injuries often seem to provide straightforward proof of a motorist’s negligence. Unfortunately, in Ohio, the injuries themselves are not enough to prove liability and hold negligent drivers accountable for their actions.
Trusted Representation From Experienced Attorneys
At Volkema Thomas, LLC, our attorneys work meticulously to uncover the truth behind our clients’ injuries and seek compensation from those responsible for motor vehicle accidents. Through independent investigation and consultation with accident reconstruction experts, we can build powerful cases that put our clients in the strongest position possible. With more than 100 combined years of experience, our accomplished litigators have the knowledge and skills to handle even the most complicated pedestrian accident matters.
Liability In Crosswalk Accidents And Other Pedestrian Accidents
To overcome the procedural hurdles presented by these cases, pedestrians must demonstrate that they exercised reasonable care at the time of their injuries. A pedestrian should not be held liable if he or she properly used a crosswalk, crossed with the green light and paid attention to traffic conditions when crossing. Motorists are often quick to blame a pedestrian, however, and can potentially sway a police report in their favor.
Ohio’s comparative negligence law applies to cases in which a plaintiff is held partially liable for his or her own injuries. If our investigation reveals that you were partially at fault, our lawyers can still pursue recovery for at least part of the damages you suffered, provided your fault does not outweigh that of the driver who hit you. Under the comparative negligence theory, your recovery is reduced only by your percentage of fault in the accident, as long as your fault does not exceed 50 percent. Even if you were careless as a pedestrian, we can help you attempt to recover partial compensation for your injuries if the driver was also negligent.
Contact Volkema Thomas, LLC
Call 614-227-7061 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation with our Columbus pedestrian accident attorneys. We serve clients in Columbus and throughout Ohio.