Pedestrian Accident Lawyers for Columbus
We Take Your Claim Personally
A pedestrian accident injury can turn your life upside down in moments—physically, mentally, and financially.
Since pedestrians who are struck by motor vehicles have virtually no protection, their injuries are often more severe than those suffered in vehicle-to-vehicle accidents. That means that even more so than other types of crashes, pedestrian accidents in Columbus often lead to life-changing injuries. When you’re in pain and looking toward an uncertain future, you don’t have to do it alone.
We Win While Our Clients Heal
When clients come to us after a pedestrian accident injury, we understand the physical, financial, and emotional anxiety they’re experiencing. We’re here to minimize your stress and maximize the money in your pocket so that you can focus on your well-being.
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Montlick puts you first, always
We believe in the Golden Rule. We treat you how we would hope to be treated in your situation. Between your injuries, pain, and medical care, you have enough to worry about. That’s why we handle all aspects of your case for you, keeping you informed every step of the way.
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Our legal teams promptly return phone calls, answer your questions, and keep you informed on the status of your case. We understand it’s not just a case—it’s your life.
Montlick Is Your Advocate When:
- Your medical bills are piling up
- You’re in pain and out of work
- Your injuries are keeping you from daily activities
- You’re unsure of where to turn
- You need an attorney in your corner who cares
Columbus Pedestrian Accident Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyers
Pedestrians Are at a Disadvantage From the Start. We Can Help.
Pedestrians tend to start off their cases in a tough spot. Due to the serious nature of injuries that are usually involved in a pedestrian accident, the victim might be taken off the scene for immediate medical attention, and therefore the responding officer might only have the drivers’ side of the story in the police report.
At-fault drivers in pedestrian accidents typically blame the victims for causing the accident in order to avoid liability and any corresponding criminal charges. This could include saying the victim darted into the street, did not use proper crosswalks, and more.
In some cases the responding officer might even cite the injured pedestrian for a violation. Even if you were cited for not walking in a crosswalk, you could still have a case. Contact us today to find out.
Insurance companies will often initially attempt to speak with victims in an effort to obtain information to deny or minimize their claims. Our attorneys protect our clients from such insurance traps and pitfalls.
Columbus Pedestrian Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyers
Here's What You Need to Know About Pedestrian Injury Claims
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The Clock Is Ticking
Statutes of limitations determine the amount of time, starting from the date of the accident, in which a victim or the family of the victim may bring a personal injury or wrongful death case, whichever applies. The amount of time a person has to resolve or file a lawsuit for a personal injury claim varies from state to state, and there are exceptions that can shorten or even lengthen the deadlines. It is critical to speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to find out if you have a viable case.
Certain types of pedestrian accident claims against state or federal government entities can have much shorter deadlines. In some pedestrian accident cases, there could be a combination of different types of injury claims that may involve different time frames, multiple defendants, and/or the laws of more than one jurisdiction. Also, in some states, the statute of limitations could be extended when the personal injury case involves a minor child.
Learn more about how add-on insurance coverage can help in a pedestrian accident.
How Your Own Insurance Could Help
In some cases, the victims’ own auto insurance policies could provide additional sources of compensation. Policy add-ons such as uninsured/underinsured motorist as well as Medical Payments (MedPay) and/or Personal Injury Protection (PIP) can provide additional coverage in the case of pedestrian accident injuries.
Our attorneys work to identify all viable avenues of recovery, and in the past, we have been successful in discovering additional defendants and insurance policies that our clients were not aware of, or that other insurance companies did not disclose. We have 39 years of experience maximizing the money in our clients’ pockets.
Common Injuries from a Hit-By-Car Accident
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The extensive injuries that are typical in pedestrian accidents can impose extreme financial challenges on an injury victim and the victim’s family. Many victims in Columbus pedestrian accidents must undergo treatment for months, making them unable to work during the duration and it’s not uncommon for victims to suffer at least partial permanent disability. While we know that we cannot eliminate the physical pain you may endure, we can help you obtain the resources necessary to protect your quality of life and take care of your family. We provide compassionate and effective legal representation for those who suffer all forms of Columbus pedestrian accident injuries including:
- Head injuries like traumatic brain injuries
- Paralysis of the extremities from spinal cord damage
- Burns including full thickness burns
- Fractures or broken bones including those requiring surgery
- Damage to knees and other joints
- Amputation of limbs
Severe injuries like these can mean overwhelming medical bills which can force a family to the brink of bankruptcy. Our experienced Columbus pedestrian accident attorneys understand the tactics and strategies used by insurance companies to reduce or avoid liability for pedestrian accident claims. We draw on 39 years of experience when negotiating the resolution of Columbus pedestrian accident claims, and we know what it takes to win.®
Pedestrian Accident Stats
With the Chattahoochee River running through town and an abundance of outdoor activities, Columbus is a lovely place to explore. Walking along the riverwalk or exploring the urban areas of town is a commonplace activity locals and tourists often partake in. However, the danger of being hit by a car while strolling through Columbus is always present with distracted, drunk, and reckless drivers on the roads.
Columbus pedestrian accidents can be caused by many kinds of unsafe driving. Nationally, there are 59,000 accidents and 4,000 fatalities that happen every year from hit-by-car pedestrian accidents.
Distracted drivers who are on their phones, applying make-up, or eating, drunk drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and reckless drivers who are driving over the speed limit or driving while drowsy. Unsafe driving in school zones or construction zones are also a factor in pedestrian accidents.
When Montlick takes on pedestrian accident cases, we will fight fiercely to get you the compensation you deserve to move forward.