Pedestrian accident victims have important legal resources to consider. In a nearby community approximately 45 minutes north of the Akron area, a pedestrian was recently killed while crossing the street. The driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian failed to stop and fled the scene of the auto-pedestrian accident following it. The car that struck that pedestrian was described as a dark-colored sedan. The pedestrian was taken to a local hospital by emergency responders where he died. Police are seeking information related to the accident.

Auto-pedestrian accidents can be devastating for victims and their families. Victims may suffer serious injuries and families of victims killed in a fatal pedestrian accident may suffer the loss of their loved ones. The legal process realizes the harm to victims that results from an auto-pedestrian accident and provides legal options to help them recover compensation for the damages they have suffered.

Damages that may available to pedestrians injured in an auto-pedestrian accident includes compensation from a negligent driver responsible for the harm they have suffered such as medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages. Surviving family members of victims killed in an auto-pedestrian accident may be able to recover wrongful death damages including medical and funeral expenses, loss of support and services and other damages depending on the circumstances. In circumstances when the negligent driver cannot be identified or located, options involving the victim’s insurance company may still be available.

An auto-pedestrian accident can change the lives of victims and their families in an instant. Because of the significant physical, financial and emotional toll of an auto-pedestrian accident, it is important for victims and their families are familiar with the legal protections available to them.

Source: Cleveland19.com, “Driver flees after hitting and killing pedestrian,” Julia Tullos, Nov. 2, 2017