Given how vulnerable pedestrians are, it is imperative for drivers to be aware of their surroundings to avoid an accident. Pedestrian accidents often result in severe, catastrophic injuries, including crushed bones and brain injuries. If a negligent driver injured you, do not hesitate to contact the Tulsa personal injury team at Martin Jean & Jackson for the exceptional legal advocacy you need during this troubling time. We will fight on your behalf to hold the responsible party liable for your injuries and recover damages on your behalf.
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If you were injured in a pedestrian accident and someone else was at fault, you have several options. First, if you own a car or motor vehicle and have insurance coverage in addition to the minimum liability coverage, you may be able to file a claim with your own insurance provider. If you were injured while on foot and the driver did not stop (known as a “hit and run”), you could be able to receive compensation for your medical bills and lost wages through your own insurance provider if you have elected to add uninsured motorist coverage (a non-mandatory form of coverage) onto your insurance policy.
Another option, and one that is generally more common, for pedestrians who are injured by motorists is to file a third-party claim with the at-fault motorist’s insurance company. By filing such a third-party claim, you can seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Lastly, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent driver who caused the accident and, as a result, caused you injuries and damages. However, before pursuing these last two options, you will need to determine if you have grounds for a claim.
In order to bring a third-party injury claim or pursue a personal injury lawsuit after a pedestrian accident in Oklahoma, you must prove the following:
Because motorists are presumed to owe others, including pedestrians, a duty of reasonable care, a motorist’s negligent or wrongful actions that lead to injury are considered a breach of this duty of care. Contact Martin, Jean & Jackson today to learn more about your legal rights and options after a pedestrian accident in Tulsa or anywhere in the state of Oklahoma.
Pedestrians do not always have the right of way, but drivers must still exercise a reasonable duty of care to prevent serious or fatal accidents from occurring. If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, you need to act fast and take legal action. At Martin Jean & Jackson in Tulsa, our personal injury attorneys are prepared to provide the knowledgeable legal assistance you need to recover damages and to hold the responsible party liable for your injuries.
Backed by over 100 years of combined legal experience, you can be confident in our law firm’s ability to effectively assist you.
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