Where do Pedestrian Accidents Happen in Oklahoma City?
A pedestrian accident can happen anywhere, from a Paseo intersection to
a parking lot near Remington Park. Other common locations for a pedestrian
accident to occur can include:
- Residential streets
- Commercial or residential driveways
- Parking garages
- Venues that attract crowds, such as sporting events
Some cases of pedestrian injury occur on the shoulder of roads that do
not have walkways, such as a state highway. If fatigued drivers or drunk
drivers veer from their lane to the side of the road, they may strike
a pedestrian or jogger.
What Are My Legal Rights As a Pedestrian Accident Victim?
If you can prove the motorists was responsible (or partially responsible)
for your injury, you can seek compensation for your injury through a claim
or lawsuit against the at-fault party. Common forms of negligence include
drunk driving, drugged driving, distracted driving, tired driving, failing
to yield the right of way, and inattention. If any of these factors caused
your accident, speak with an Oklahoma City pedestrian accident attorney now.
I’ve Been Hurt in a Pedestrian Accident – What Compensation
Can I Seek?
Oklahoma law allows victims of personal injuries to seek compensation (money
for financial and noneconomic damages) for a wide range of damages. Every
case is different, and the exact circumstances of your case determine
how much money you can recover. In most cases, you can seek payment for
medical bills, hospitalization, future medical care, lost wages, pain,
suffering and other emotional distress. Additionally, you can seek punitive damages.
Can I File a Lawsuit If I’m Partially Responsible for My Accident?
If you’re partially liable for your accident, our Oklahoma personal
injury attorneys can still help you seek compensation. Oklahoma employs
“modified comparative fault,” a legal concept that means you
can seek financial compensation for a percentage of your damages. In short,
you can still pursue money for any portion of the accident you didn’t
cause. If, for example, you were 15% responsible for your accident, you
can seek money for the remaining 85% of your damages.
What If My Accident Was a Hit-And-Run?
If you were hurt in a hit-and-run accident, you can file a claim with your
insurance company. Simply put, a hit and run accident occurs when the
liable party leaves the scene of the accident in order to avoid responsibility
for damages. An attorney from The Law Offices of Dan Davis can investigate
your case and help you pursue just compensation for your hit and run injury.
How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer?
At The Law Offices of Dan Davis, we believe victims of pedestrian accidents
and personal injuries shouldn’t have to worry about unnecessary
legal expenses. If you’ve been hurt, you’re already dealing
with medical expenses, missed wages, and a wide range of other unexpected
costs. Seeking rightful compensation shouldn’t mean more out-of-pocket
money for you. That’s why our Oklahoma City personal injury lawyers
charge on a contingency fee basis. This means you don’t pay us anything
until we win your case, and your attorney fees come out of your overall recovery.
Get more information our legal rights after a pedestrian injury when you
call The Law Offices of Dan Davis. Ask about our free, no-obligation legal consultations!