On the campus of Oklahoma University and throughout the city of Norman, walking and jogging are part of the lifestyle. Most drivers have learned to watch for pedestrians and give them a wide berth. Yet despite crosswalks and caution signs, there are always those careless and clueless drivers who pose a threat.
If you or your loved one was injured in a pedestrian accident, the law firm of Ward & Glass, L.L.P., is here to help. We represent those walkers and runners who are injured by negligent motorists, whether here in Norman, in Oklahoma City or elsewhere in the state.
Why Do Pedestrians Accidents Happen?
Drivers have a duty to yield to pedestrians, not only in marked crosswalks but at any crossing or intersection. Drivers also have a duty to drive with caution in downtown areas, school zones, residential neighborhoods, parking lots and anywhere else where pedestrian traffic is expected.
Pedestrians get injured when drivers are:
- Speeding or driving aggressively
- Running a stop sign
- Not paying attention when turning
- Under the influence of alcohol
- Talking or texting on a cellphone
- Backing up or pulling out without looking
We conduct a thorough investigation of the accident, from skid marks and front-end damage to witness accounts and police reports. Once we establish the driver’s liability, we are just as thorough in documenting the medical, financial and personal aspects of damages. Pedestrians are especially vulnerable to disabling and life-threatening injuries such as head trauma and spinal injuries, broken legs, fractured pelvis and internal injuries.
Compensation For A Pedestrian Hit-And-Run
It is illegal to leave the scene of an accident, especially in a pedestrian situation when the person could be gravely injured. Yet drivers sometimes flee out of panic or fear of criminal charges. An unidentified driver is treated as an uninsured motorist for insurance purposes. You should be covered by your own auto policy or a parent’s insurance, but the insurer may disagree. Our attorneys will help you identify coverage and pursue this claim.
You Deserve To Be Compensated
Don’t let a careless driver or insurance adjuster talk you out of a claim. We will forcefully assert your rights and counter any attempt to blame the victim. Call our experienced injury lawyers at 405-360-9700 or contact us online. We offer a free consultation, including home and hospital visits.