Oklahoma Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
A pedestrian accident can cause severe injuries or even wrongful death. Even when pedestrians have the right of way, drivers often fail to exercise appropriate care as they operate their vehicles. The results can be devastating. If you’re hurt in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. When an accident occurs because of the negligence, recklessness, or intentional wrongdoing of a motor vehicle driver, you have the right to demand monetary compensation through the Oklahoma legal system. To exercise your rights and receive a financial recovery, you must file a legal claim.
At the Abel Law Firm, we understand how devastating it can be when you’re hurt in a pedestrian accident. The attorneys at Abel Law Firm have more than 150 years of combined experience fighting for accident victims. Our team has collected millions of dollars on behalf of accident victims, and we can represent you in your pedestrian accident case. Your case represents an innocent victim who has been injured because of someone else’s negligence, and we are prepared to fight for your rights. To learn more about what our Oklahoma pedestrian accident lawyers can do for you, contact us today by using our instant messaging app or calling (405) 239-7046.
Do I Need an Oklahoma Pedestrian Accident Attorney?
When an accident occurs, your life may change instantly. A pedestrian accident can result in significant physical injuries. Even accidents at low speeds can cause devastating injuries to a pedestrian. Oklahoma law allows you to collect compensation for both your economic and noneconomic losses after an accident caused by another party.
There are many types of damages that are available to pedestrian accident victims. If you try to make a claim yourself, you may miss types of damages that are a valid part of your claim. Rehabilitation costs, mobility aids, and mental health treatment are all valid damages that may be included in your claim. In addition to financial costs, you may claim additional amounts for the pain and suffering that comes along with being the victim of a pedestrian accident. Only a trained and experienced attorney knows all of the types of damages that may apply in a pedestrian accident claim.
When you work with experienced counsel, you know that you get full value for your damages. When you pursue your case on your own, you don’t know what you may be leaving on the table. Furthermore, a lawyer can ensure that your claim is backed up with substantial evidence and well-argued. They can negotiate with insurance on your behalf to ensure you are not taken advantage of. Ultimately, victims who hire lawyers receive more money than those who try to handle their claims alone.
How We Can Help
If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident, the Oklahoma pedestrian accident lawyers of the Abel Law Firm may be able to help. We have over 150 years of combined legal experience which we can put at your disposal. Our attorneys are dedicated community partners. We believe that by representing pedestrian accident victims, we are holding bad drivers accountable for their actions. When we help you get fair compensation for your claim, we’re helping the entire community become a safer place. Our mission is to assist good people who need help navigating the Oklahoma legal system when a pedestrian accident occurs.
Our founding attorney, Ed Abel, served previously as the President and Chairman of the Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association. In addition, our attorneys volunteer in the community because of their dedication to lending a hand to their fellow community members. When you hire our legal team, you’re working with determined, dedicated professionals who believe that they do important work for accident victims. Our team doesn’t stop until you have what you need and deserve after a pedestrian accident. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients over the years, and we are ready to do the same for you.
Types of Cases We Handle
Pedestrian accidents happen for a wide variety of reasons. At Abel Law Firm, we can handle pedestrian accident cases relating to:
- Drunk driving
- Drugged driving
- Distracted driving
- Failing to observe a stop sign, stop light, or crosswalk
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Vehicle malfunction
- Issues with the roadway
Every pedestrian accident has its own unique set of circumstances. Our attorneys help you determine the facts and build your case using admissible legal evidence. When you need skilled, aggressive attorneys sorting through the legal issues and building your case, we’re prepared to use our training to develop your case and see it through.
Pedestrian accidents can result in a number of injuries, ranging in severity. We may be able to help if you or someone you love has sustained injuries such as:
- Fractured bones
- Brain damage
- Spinal damage
- Crushed lungs
If you have sustained any of these injuries because a motorist was being careless, you may be entitled to financial compensation. You and your family should not have to pay for your injury on your own.
Oklahoma Pedestrian Accident Statistics
Pedestrian accidents can be incredibly dangerous. According to the National Highway Traffic Association, 180,000 pedestrians were killed in car accidents between 1975 and 2005. On average, nearly 5,000 people die every year because of careless motorists. Victims and their families face many expensive costs associated with serious accidents, ranging from medical bills to lost wages. There are also non-financial costs related to injuries, such as the extreme pain and suffering they often cause. At the Abel Law Firm, we understand that you are not just a statistic, and we are here to help you.
Oklahoma Pedestrian Accident FAQs
If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, you likely have many questions about your case. Read below for answers to common questions, or contact us at (405) 239-7046 to schedule a consultation about your case.
What if I was partially responsible for my accident?
Oklahoma uses the doctrine of comparative fault. This means that even people who contribute to their own injuries may be able to recover financial compensation. As long as you were less than 50% at fault for your own injuries, you will be able to recover compensation. However, your award will be reduced by the percentage you are found to be at fault. For example, if you were texting while crossing the street when you were hit, you may be found to be 20% responsible for your own injuries. If you incurred $100,000 in damages, your award would be reduced by 20%, and you would ultimately receive only $80,000 in compensation.
What can I recover if I’m hurt in a pedestrian accident in Oklahoma?
If you’re hurt in a pedestrian accident in Oklahoma, you may claim your economic and non-economic damages. Oklahoma is an at-fault state, so you may claim compensation through the other party’s insurance company or directly from your own insurance company. You may also recover directly from the other driver.
An experienced attorney can help you evaluate your case for all of the types of compensation that you may deserve. You may claim the cost of lost wages, property damages, medical losses, rehabilitative costs, help with personal care, and emotional suffering. If your family member passes away in a pedestrian accident, you may also recover funeral costs, loss of financial support, and loss of emotional support. You may be surprised to hear just how much you may receive if you bring a claim.
What do I need to do to win my case after a pedestrian accident?
How to bring your claim after a pedestrian accident depends on the facts of your case. You may negotiate your claim directly with the insurance company. You may bring your claim directly with the court. How to go about winning your claim depends on the facts of the case, the insurance companies involved, and your amount of damages.
If you’re unable to negotiate your case with the insurance company, you can bring your case in the appropriate Oklahoma court. You must prove that the driver was negligent in a way that injured you, the pedestrian. Negligence means failing to drive carefully enough in order to prevent harm to others. You build your case using evidence like your medical injuries, witness testimony, damage on the roads and statements from the responsible party. Our attorneys can help you take all of the necessary steps in order to build a successful claim after a pedestrian accident.
At the Abel Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping the victims of pedestrian accident injuries and their families get the financial compensation that they deserve. We believe that justice means getting these people the money they need, and we are willing to fight for that belief. To learn more about what we may be able to do to protect your rights, contact our Oklahoma pedestrian accident attorneys at (405) 239-7046 or click on the messaging app to send an instant message. We’re standing by to talk to you. There’s no cost to call and your consultation with our team is confidential. Let’s talk about how we can help you after a pedestrian accident.