Many people in the Cincinnati area walk around their neighborhoods. Walking is great exercise and can be a good way to get places, like stores, banks, schools, etc. Most of the time, pedestrians are able to remain safe with drivers around them. Unfortunately, serious car accidents do occur in which pedestrians are hit by cars.
A pedestrian was seriously injured recently in Warren County by a hit-and-run driver. The pedestrian was crossing the road near Kroger and Somerset Apartments on Terra Firma Drive in Deerfield Township. An eyewitness to the accident said that the man was hit, the car who hit him slowed down and then drove off.
Luckily, the eyewitness was able to call for help and calm the victim. A second person helped direct traffic around the accident. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he remains hospitalized with serious injuries. The Warren County Sheriff's office is asking anyone with information regarding the crash to contact them.
No one expects their loved one will be in a serious accident. Unfortunately, these can happen at any time. Many accidents are caused by someone's negligence. Whether they were speeding, under the influence, texting and driving or engaging in any other negligent behavior these accidents are entirely preventable.
If a person has been seriously injured in an accident due to no fault of their own, they may want to speak with a legal professional who is skilled in personal injury. An attorney can review the situation surrounding the accident and help determine what happened. They can hold the negligent party responsible for their mistake and compensation may be available for medical expenses, pain and suffering, future medical expenses and other damages.
An unexpected accident can affect a family in many ways. Not only will they be facing thousands of dollars of medical expenses, but the victim may also not be able to work and can be in an incredible amount of pain. It is important to hold negligent drivers responsible for their mistake so that they don't harm anyone else.