We represented a woman in her early fifties who was struck by a vehicle while walking across a parking lot of a national retail chain store. The liability insurer for the driver contested liability, arguing that the woman was struck after stopping suddenly and darting back toward the store.

A few days before the expiration of the two-year statute of limitations on the woman’s personal injury claim, her family lawyer referred her to Robert W. Kerpsack Co., L.P.A. We filed suit against the driver and initiated discovery proceedings, including depositions of the parties. The available limits of the driver’s liability insurance coverage and of the woman’s underinsured motorist coverage were eventually paid.

Pedestrian accidents are the second most common fatalities in auto accidents, second to occupant fatalities. Every year thousands of pedestrians are injured crossing streets, parking lots, and in other motor vehicle accidents.

If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, or if you yourself have been injured in one, you may have a valid legal claim. Please contact our Columbus, Ohio office online or by phone at (614) 766-2000, and we will be happy to schedule a free consultation for you.