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Important Information About Pedestrian Accidents

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If you sustained injuries in a pedestrian accident, you may want to consult a Tulsa pedestrian accident attorney. You may be entitled to receive compensation for your losses. A lawyer from Wandres Law, P.C. can help you pursue a timely claim and look out for your best interests.

What Are Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents?

With the weather getting warmer, more and more people are out walking. Although walking is a great form of exercise, pedestrians can get hit by vehicles. One of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents is distracted driving. If drivers are texting, changing the radio station, or eating, they may not notice a pedestrian crossing the street and hit the person. Other common causes of pedestrian accidents are speeding, failing to yield the right of way, poor visibility, drunk driving, and crossing an intersection improperly.

What Damages Am I Entitled to in a Pedestrian Accident Case?

If you were hurt in a pedestrian accident caused by a driver, you may be eligible to receive several types of damages, including medical bills, lost wages, future medical expenses, and pain and suffering. If you suffered emotional injuries, like anxiety or depression after a pedestrian accident, you may also be entitled to compensation for emotional distress. In certain situations, victims may be entitled to punitive damages. For instance, if you were hit by a drunk driver, you may be able to obtain these damages.

The Driver Was Cited for a Pedestrian Accident, So Do I Still Need a Lawyer?

Some accident victims may assume that they do not need a Tulsa pedestrian accident attorney if the driver was cited. However, it is important to understand that fault may not be immediately established. This is especially true if there were no witnesses present at the accident scene. That is why it is worth it to have an experienced lawyer on your side. He or she can investigate the accident and help you gather the evidence you need to prove your case. 

Will the Insurance Company Pay My Medical Bills Right Away?

No, the driver’s insurance company can’t pay for your medical expenses until after your case is resolved. Until then, you are responsible for paying your medical bills yourself. If you have health insurance, you can submit the bills to your insurer. Many medical providers will also allow you to sign a lien form in which you agree to pay the bills from your settlement. Keep in mind that your future settlement will be a lump sum.

Is the Driver the Only Liable Party in a Pedestrian Accident?

No, not necessarily. There may be other responsible parties besides the driver. For example, if the accident was caused by faulty brakes, you may be able to hold the auto shop that serviced the car responsible for the crash.

If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, you may want to schedule a consultation with a Tulsa pedestrian accident attorney from Wandres Law, P.C. to talk about your case in detail. 

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