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.
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.