With mobile devices, GPS systems, music and other distractions pulling the attention of drivers away from the road, pedestrians are often the victims. Oklahoma City has continually ranked as one of the nation’s most dangerous places for pedestrians, and every year people are struck on Garfield County roads. At Long, Claypole & Blakley Law, PLC in Enid, Oklahoma, our dedicated attorneys help pedestrians injured by motor vehicles obtain the monetary compensation they deserve.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, pedestrian accidents often occur in high traffic areas and away from intersections. They frequently happen at night or in conditions of poor visibility. Beyond distracted driving, common factors involved in pedestrian accidents are drunk or impaired driving or failure to follow traffic signals.
The physical toll of a pedestrian accident may include:
If you are hit by a motor vehicle while on foot, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Some injuries are not immediately obvious but could become worse without proper treatment. It is also wise to exchange information with the driver and to take photos of the scene and of your injuries.
Our personal injury attorneys can work to collect evidence of the driver’s fault. We will examine any available surveillance footage, seek witness testimony, study the scene of the accident and review the police report.
Pedestrians injured by motor vehicles may incur heavy economic and noneconomic damages for which the driver is liable. Though the driver’s insurance company may be quick to offer you a monetary settlement, it is advisable to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney before you accept it. Our lawyers consult case law and expert resources to calculate the total compensation a victim deserves, accounting for medical bills, lost wages, property damage and pain and suffering. This enables us to seek a settlement or verdict sufficient to cover the full scope of the damage done.
The legal team at Long, Claypole & Blakley Law, PLC in Enid represents pedestrians hurt in vehicular accidents in Garfield County and throughout Oklahoma. To schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys, call us at 580-599-0191 or contact us online today.