Cleveland Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Strategic Advocacy & Representation for the Injured Since 1946
Even when pedestrians are obeying the law, crossing when the light turns green and staying in the crosswalk, prospective jurors will often put themselves in the place of the driver without even realizing it. At Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP, we can help educate the jury and dispel this unconscious bias. We bring the facts back in focus: an irresponsible and careless driver hurt you and should make things right.
Who Is Liable for a Pedestrian Accident?
It’s a common refrain: “Pedestrians always have the right of way.” But while it’s true that motorists should do everything possible to avoid hitting people on foot, pedestrians are also required to follow set laws, including yielding to oncoming vehicles in certain situations. If you were hit by a car, truck, or another motor vehicle when you had the right of way, the driver of that vehicle is likely liable for your damages.
In Ohio, pedestrians have the right of way in the following circumstances:
- When crossing in a marked or unmarked crosswalk
- When crossing on a green light, “walk” sign, or comparable signal
When there is no marked or unmarked crosswalk, or when a pedestrian is attempting to cross outside of an intersection, they must yield to oncoming vehicles. Pedestrians should also use sidewalks when they are available and avoid “darting out,” or entering the roadway suddenly when motor vehicle drivers cannot reasonably yield.
The driver of the motor vehicle that hit you is most likely liable for your damages if they:
- Failed to yield the right of way to you when required
- Hit you while you were crossing in a crosswalk with a green light or “walk” signal
- Hit you while you were crossing in a marked or unmarked crosswalk
- Caused the collision because they were distracted or intoxicated
At Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP, we know how to investigate pedestrian accident claims to determine how the incident occurred and, most importantly, who was at fault. Even if you were partially to blame for the accident, you could still be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages under Ohio’s modified comparative fault rule.
If We Take Your Case, It Will Get the Individual Attention It Deserves
We are selective in the cases we take—our cases have merit to win in court. At Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP, we take your pedestrian accident personal injury claim beyond the skid marks on the road surface. We work with independent experts and use the latest technology to investigate and prepare a sophisticated, intelligent case that insurance company lawyers know will fight jury prejudice against pedestrians.
Our Cleveland pedestrian accident attorneys have more than 74 years of legal reputation, trial success, and resources backing your case. We work as a team of skilled, knowledgeable professionals to present the strongest case possible for a full and fair settlement—or we'll see them in front of a judge and jury.
Pursue the Justice You Deserve
Don't let the insurance company tell you the crash was your fault. Talk with us to determine whether you have a legitimate pedestrian accident case for yourself or your child.
At Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP, we have experience representing individuals and families in all types of pedestrian accident injury and wrongful death cases, including cases involving:
- Brain injuries and skull fractures
- Broken bones
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Accidents involving children
- Crosswalk collisions
- Parking lot accidents
- Sidewalk and bus stop injuries
- Loading dock truck accidents
- Construction site pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
Call Today for a Free Case Evaluation
Injured in a pedestrian accident? Contact our Cleveland pedestrian accident lawyers today to discuss your case. Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP is here to provide the compassionate, supportive counsel and dedicated representation you need and deserve. Over the course of our firm’s history, we have recovered more than $1 billion for our clients in both jury verdicts and settlements.
History of Excellence
Our firm has been helping individuals since 1946 and has secured billions of dollars on behalf of our clients.
We go the distance for you and your future fight to obtain maximum compensation on your behalf.
Our trial attorneys have tried hundreds of cases and are not afraid to take your case to trial.
We offer one-on-one attention and detailed counsel. To us you are not just another case number.