Be Sure You Look Both Ways
Pedestrian accidents in Cincinnati are all too common and nearly always end badly for the pedestrian.
In 2011, over 1000 Ohio pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents. Senior citizens were the most likely victims, with people over 65 accounting for nearly 15 percent of the total. Pedestrian accidents in Cincinnati represented a significant number of these deaths. The auto industry may try to convince you that these people were simply careless and stepped out into oncoming traffic. The jury may already be prejudiced against you, underscoring your need for an experienced Cincinnati pedestrian accident law firm.
Some common types of pedestrian accidents in Cincinnati include:
- Accidents at intersections and crosswalks. While pedestrians legally have the right of way in intersection crosswalks, try telling that to an oblivious and hurried motorist who is running late for work.
- Running and jogging accidents. Most motorists are not looking out for pedestrians when navigating the side streets preferred by many runners.
- Parking lot accidents. Few places in Cincinnati are the site of more pedestrian accidents than parking lots. Crosswalks are scarce and motorists are distracted while searching for parking spots.
- School zone accidents. Most motorists strictly observe school zones. However, especially in divided school zones, all it takes is one distracted moment and one overeager youngster to cause a tragedy.
If you or a loved one has been injured in any sort of pedestrian accident, contact Young, Reverman and Mazzei to schedule your free consultation.