Pedestrian Accidents


If you were injured by a vehicle – whether you were walking on public or private property – you may be entitled to receive money for your losses. You may have been told that there’s nothing you can do. But that’s not true.

Although the state of Ohio does not currently prohibit drivers from texting or using a cell phone, you still have rights as a pedestrian. The attorneys at Friedman, Domiano & Smith can help you determine your best plan of action.

Frequently Asked Questions About Pedestrian Accidents and Distracted Driving

If you are considering hiring an attorney, you may have concerns about contacting a lawyer about your accident. We answer your most frequently asked questions below.

What should I do after a pedestrian accident?

Immediately go to a doctor to receive a full checkup. Even if everything feels OK at the moment, you may suffer from hidden injuries and symptoms may not show till much later.

Then talk to a personal injury lawyer even if you are already talking to an insurance company. Insurance companies are interested in paying you as little as possible, whereas an attorney will help you understand what you are actually entitled to.

How soon can I file a lawsuit?

You can file a lawsuit as soon as you’re medically able. It’s best to do this as soon as possible so as not to lose evidence and keep your memory fresh. Don’t wait too long. Your lawsuit must be filed no later than two years after the date of the accident. Learn more about pedestrian accident questions.

What if I was partially at fault?

Even if you were partially at fault, you can still make a pedestrian accident claim. The only thing that will change is that the damages you receive will be reduced.

How to get help after a Pedestrian Accident

Call us today at 1-800-280-0070 or complete our online form to get a free consultation and learn more about your rights if you or a loved one were involved in a pedestrian accident.


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