When the weather is nice, everybody likes to spend time outside, and many people enjoy bicycling and going for walks. Additionally, millions of people in the United States depend on bicycles and walking for their daily commutes and errands. But, with so many people out walking and bicycling, and even more people driving on the roads, bicycle and pedestrian accidents are all too common. If you or a family member have been injured in a bicycle or pedestrian accident, the attorneys at Lei Jiang Law Firm may be able to help you get the compensation that you deserve. Please contact us and/or fill out the intake form. An experienced attorney will contact you for a free consultation.
Accidents involving bicyclists and pedestrians have become all too commonplace in the United States. In the last four years, over 500 people were killed and over 15,000 were injured in bicycle and pedestrian accidents in Ohio alone. That is an average of over 125 deaths and 3,750 injuries annually. And, with more and more people turning to the sidewalks and streets for exercise or as an alternative to driving, these numbers are sure to increase.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you may be able to recover from the person at fault under Ohio law. When someone is injured in an accident involving an automobile, their recovery is typically based on negligence. Essentially, negligence occurs when someone does not exercise ordinary care, such as when a person acts carelessly or is not paying attention to what he or she is doing. Therefore, if your accident was the result of the careless acts of another, you may be entitled to full recovery under Ohio laws that can include compensation for physical injuries and emotional trauma alike.
Sometimes, however, recovery for physical injuries is not enough. In all too many cases, pedestrians and bicyclists are killed in automobile accidents. If you have lost a loved one in a bicycle or pedestrian accident, you may have a claim for wrongful death. A wrongful death claim arises when someone else’s negligent or careless acts cause the death of another. With wrongful death cases, the family may be able to recover damages for a number of different injuries including:
- Loss of companionship;
- Mental anguish;
- Past medical expenses;
- Loss of income;
- Funeral and burial expenses;
- Loss of consortium;
- Loss of support;
- Loss of benefits (pension, medical coverage, etc.);
- Loss of care;
- General damages; and
- Punitive or exemplary damages.
The experienced attorneys at Lei Jiang Law Firm have the knowledge, resources, and capability to get you the compensation that you deserve. If you have been injured in a pedestrian or bicycle accident, or if a loved one died in such an accident, please contact us for a free consultation. Our attorneys will work hard to get the justice that you deserve. And, you do not need to pay attorney fees. We don’t get paid until you get paid!