Some of the most devastating auto accidents affect pedestrians, who often suffer catastrophic injuries even when struck at low speeds. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, tens of thousands of pedestrians are injured every year, and several thousand are killed by moving vehicles. For victims and their families considering whether they have grounds to pursue a pedestrian accident lawsuit, Tawwater Law Firm, PLLC of Oklahoma can lend their expertise. With our decades of experience, you can rest assured that your case will be aggressively represented, and you will receive the compassionate treatment you deserve. To learn more about how our services can protect your or a loved one's rights, schedule your free consultation with us today.

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Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

In the vast majority of pedestrian accidents, driver negligence is to blame. Too often drivers are distracted by cell phones, adjusting music, eating, grooming, or other passengers. When a driver loses focus, even for a fraction of a second, it can have life-changing consequences for pedestrians - both adults and children alike. Some of the most common causes of driver negligence involve:

  • Failure to stop at a stop sign, crosswalk, or red light
  • Not recognizing or respecting the pedestrian’s right of way
  • Speeding in high pedestrian density areas, such as residential neighborhoods and urban centers
  • Being under the influence of alcohol or drugs

During your consultation, our attorneys will discuss the circumstances of your accident, and working with you, we can use our thorough knowledge of the field to determine if you have cause for a personal injury or wrongful death claim.

Life-Altering Effects

Because a pedestrian has no protection when they are hit by a vehicle, they are vulnerable to life-threatening injuries, including:

Due to their reduced mobility, the elderly and children are especially vulnerable. Resulting injuries often require months, if not years, of treatment and physical therapy. These painful injuries can undermine a victim’s financial well-being as medical bills escalate. As part of their recovery, a victim may also need to take time off from work, resulting in lost wages and further economic burden.

How We Can Help

Although we understand no amount of money can fully ease the loss or serious injury of a loved one, we can help secure the resources you need to begin the path toward healing. Tawwater Law Firm, PLLC can pursue monetary damages for costs related to a pedestrian accident, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage
  • Funeral expenses

Specializing in Victim Representation

The attorneys at our firm proudly specialize in personal injury and vehicle accident cases, and have developed a reputation for providing personalized attention to our clients. For almost 40 years we have represented the interests of the people of Oklahoma. With our expertise in aggressively protecting victims’ rights, and our belief that every client is a partner, you can expect that your case will be exceptionally handled.

Contact Us Today to Learn More

If you or a loved one has fallen victim to a pedestrian accident, contact us today to schedule a free consultation. We look forward to using our expertise to help you through this difficult time.

The Tawwater Law Firm Office

The Tawwater Law Firm

The Tawwater Law Firm is dedicated to representing the people of Oklahoma in various types of personal injury lawsuits. For more than 40 years, our firm has adhered to the highest standards of hard work, professionalism, and responsive care for our clients.

To schedule a consultation at our Oklahoma City-based firm, please contact us online or call (405) 607-1400.

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