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Resolving Pedestrian Accidents in Oklahoma

Experienced lawyers offering the assistance you need

At Cunningham & Mears, our Oklahoma City lawyers are here for you when you are injured in an accident caused by a negligent driver. We understand how physically, emotionally and financially devastating a pedestrian accident can be and we are dedicated to helping you obtain fair compensation for your injuries.

Pedestrian accidents in Oklahoma

Although many pedestrians look carefully for oncoming traffic, traffic accidents involving pedestrians are still all too common. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a pedestrian is killed every 109 minutes and injured every 7 minutes on average. NHTSA statistics show that 4,092 pedestrians died in 2009 in traffic crashes. Children in particular are at risk of being hit by drivers. One out of every five children between the ages of five and nine were killed in pedestrian accidents in 2008, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Driver negligence and causes of pedestrian accidents

At Cunningham & Mears, we combine years of legal experience, in-depth knowledge of the law and an understanding of pedestrian and traffic accidents to help pedestrians injured because of all types of driver negligence, including:

  • Failure to stop at crosswalks
  • Failure to yield at intersections
  • Striking pedestrians on sidewalks
  • Striking pedestrians in the street
  • Striking children playing in the street or walking to school
  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Talking or texting on cell phones while driving
  • Driving drunk or under the influence of drugs

Pedestrian injuries

Pedestrians often suffer serious injuries or even wrongful death in traffic accidents because they are so physically vulnerable. After being struck or thrown by a car or other vehicle, pedestrians are vulnerable to a broad range of injuries:

Seek the help of a knowledgeable and compassionate pedestrian injury lawyer

If you have sustained an injury or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident caused by a negligent driver, an experienced accident attorney at Cunningham & Mears can help you recover compensation for your injuries, medical bills, lost wages and other harm. We also assist pedestrians who are injured in slip and fall and other accidents caused by dangerous or defective property conditions such as potholes and cracks in sidewalks. To learn more about how we can provide you with individualized service, contact us online or call 405-757-1766 today for a free initial consultation.