Pedestrian Accident Injuries in Oklahoma City
Consulting with an attorney is one of the most important steps to take following an accident involving a pedestrian and motor vehicle. You may have been crossing the street or may have been walking to your car in a parking lot when you were suddenly struck by a driver who was speeding, not paying attention or who was otherwise careless. If the driver was to blame, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim to seek financial damages for the injuries you have sustained.
Were you the victim of a pedestrian accident?
When a pedestrian is hit by a car, he or she is likely to sustain
traumatic injuries. A typical passenger car may weigh 2,000 pounds or more. A large commercial
truck may weigh anywhere from 10,000 to 80,000 pounds. When you consider the force of impact that any collision with a motor vehicle may involve, it is easy to see why a pedestrian would stand little chance of avoiding injury. In addition to the disparity in size and weight of the pedestrian and vehicle, there is the added fact that the pedestrian has no protection against impact. A person in a vehicle is not only surrounded by a steel frame and thousands of pounds of metal but has a seatbelt and airbag. A pedestrian has nothing.
Some of the injuries that a pedestrian may be at risk of experiencing in a collision may include: closed head injury, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, paralysis, amputation,
broken or crushed bones, damaged internal organs and severe joint injury.
Contact a Lawyer Today!
If you were the victim of a pedestrian accident, don't let the driver and his or her insurance company try to lay the blame of the accident on your shoulders. Contact us to work with a lawyer who can assert your legal rights, investigate the matter and work to prove that the driver was actually at fault.