In the moments instantly following a vehicle striking a pedestrian, immediate medical care is required to attend to serious, possibly life-threatening injuries. Equally expedient legal representation is essential as well. Evidence must be preserved and witness statements taken, while memories are still fresh. The Oklahoma pedestrian accident attorneys at Martin Jean & Jackson represent clients harmed in pedestrian accidents.
Too often drivers are inattentive and distracted, focusing more on phone calls and texts, rather than safely operating their vehicles. Failing to see pedestrians or not yielding the right of way to individuals walking across the street results in catastrophic consequences, including life-threatening injuries and even death.
Pedestrian accidents can result in:
Drivers under the influence
Wearing dark clothes at night
Multi lane roads
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Do you need to hire a pedestrian accident lawyer to manage your claim? You can represent yourself in Oklahoma, but it is not advised. Insurance companies will jump on the chance to take advantage of your lack of legal knowledge and either try to talk you out of even filing a claim or throw a lowball settlement at you. By hiring one of our pedestrian accident lawyers, you can let us lead the way and manage your claim on your behalf.
When you let us work on your behalf, our attorneys can:
Understandably, you are probably wondering what your pedestrian accident claim could be worth or what its total value is when all your damages are totaled. After all, you need and deserve compensation to help you physically and financially recover from the accident, so every penny counts. Predicting a claim’s worth can be difficult, though, because the damages in each case will be much different from those in the next.
In the average pedestrian accident claim, there will be damages related to:
Calculating damages can take time because you should reach your maximum medical improvement (MMI) before demanding compensation. Your MMI is the point at which you are not expected to recover any further from your injuries, even with the best medical treatments available. Pedestrian accidents can cause severe injuries, so it could be months and months before your doctor feels comfortable predicting your MMI.
Lastly, the value of your pedestrian accident claim could go up if the court approves punitive damages. In rare cases, punitive damages can be used to further penalize a defendant for egregious wrongdoing and neglect. For example, if you were hit in a residential crosswalk by a drunk driver who was going 80, then the court might agree that punitive damages are justified.
Time is of the essence for clients with injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents. Get in touch with our Oklahoma pedestrian accident attorneys today for a consultation.
If you have been hit by a car or otherwise injured as a pedestrian, contact Martin Jean & Jackson. Our Oklahoma pedestrian accident lawyers combine more than 100 years of experience to provide legal representation that is tailored to the unique aspects of your pedestrian accident claim. We are proactive in our on-site accident investigations, documenting with pictures and measurements of skid marks and debris.
We provide attention to all details, including looking at signage, uneven pavements, parked cars, and foliage that may have obstructed the view of the driver or pedestrian. From there, we seek out witnesses to the collision and take statements about what they saw. The sooner we are able to question witnesses, the more accurate of a depiction we can use to build your case.
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