Cleveland, OH (December 22, 2021) – A man was killed following a pedestrian crash in the Cleveland area on Friday night, December 10. The fatal accident was reported at around 10:30 p.m. on E. 93rd Street.
The pedestrian was walking along the roadway when he was hit by a 2017 Dodge Journey driven by a 28-year-old man. The injured party was transported to University Hospitals in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead on Wednesday, December 15. At this time, it is unknown if the at-fault driver remained at the scene.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly accident is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Crashes in Ohio
According to statistics, pedestrian deaths have reached all-time highs in recent years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to be killed in a traffic accident. Despite the fact that pedestrians have the same right to the road as everyone else, many drivers fail to look out for them, resulting in fatal traffic accidents.
After a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to the negligence of another, family members are often left with serious pain, and recovering can be a difficult battle for those left to pick up the pieces. It’s natural for people to want to grieve, and filing a lawsuit is usually the last thing on their minds.
A wrongful death lawsuit, on the other hand, may be able to assist your family in recovering financial compensation as a result of your tragic loss. Working with an attorney can help you increase your chances of a successful claim.
Pedestrian Crash Attorneys in Cleveland
At Joseph Law Group, we go to great lengths to ensure that our clients receive the maximum amount of compensation possible following the death of a loved one. Our legal team has demonstrated in the past that we can get results for our clients. Our wrongful death lawyers in Cleveland can help your family get through this difficult time and give you some peace of mind while ensuring that the at-fault party is held accountable. Filing a claim against the at-fault party or their insurance provider is the first step in the recovery process.
If you have lost a family member in a fatal car accident, call a Cleveland car accident lawyer today at 216-522-1600.
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Disclaimer: Our team of attorneys at Joseph Law Group has been helping injured victims and their families throughout the state of Ohio for decades. We hope that these posts will be a reminder to our community members to use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle to avoid and prevent being involved in a serious accident that results in injury. This is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene.