Pedestrian Accident

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Oklahoma City Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Strong advocacy for pedestrians and families when walkers are struck by cars

Exercise is good for you. Whether you’re running errands in the Edgemere Park Historic District, walking around Will Rogers Gardens, or visiting friends, getting some fresh air and sunshine is important. Sometimes, however, drivers don’t pay attention to pedestrians who are crossing at intersections or walking along the side of the road. This can lead to serious accidents and life-altering injuries. Tragically, many pedestrian accidents are fatal.

At Cunningham & Mears, our Oklahoma City pedestrian accident 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 pedestrian accidents are. Our lawyers are skilled at showing how the accident happened, and why the driver who struck you or your loved one is responsible. We are dedicated to helping you obtain just compensation for your injuries. Our record of successful settlements and verdicts includes:

  • $300,000 for a pedestrian hit by a truck. Our client was struck by a tractor-trailer that failed to yield while making a left turn. Our client required knee surgery and suffered cuts and abrasions.
  • $225,000 for a pedestrian hit by a car. Our client was struck when another driver crossed the center line and caused a head-on collision. Our client required surgery for a wrist fracture.

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How common are pedestrian accidents in Oklahoma City?

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), approximately 7,500 pedestrians were killed in 2022 by cars, trucks, and other vehicles.

The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OSHO) reported that 104 pedestrians were killed in 2022.

Driver negligence is a leading cause of collisions with pedestrians

The vast majority of cases do not involve “rogue” drivers mowing down families out for a stroll or a ride in city parks. The truth is that driver negligence is the leading cause of collisions with pedestrians nationwide and in Oklahoma City. Many drivers don’t look for pedestrians on the shoulder of the road. Many drivers don’t slow down in residential neighborhoods. Many drivers fail to use caution at crosswalks and intersections.

Some of the leading causes of these types of accidents include:

  • Failure to stop at crosswalks
  • Failure to yield at intersections
  • Striking pedestrians on sidewalks
  • Striking pedestrians on the shoulder of the road
  • Striking pedestrians in the street

What types of injuries do pedestrian accidents cause in Oklahoma City?

Being hit by a car, truck, or a motorcycle often causes pedestrians to suffer severe injuries which may be permanent and may cause a lifetime of pain. Our Oklahoma City pedestrian accident attorneys represent pedestrians who have sustained serious, even life-threatening injuries such as:

Does the risk of being struck by a car increase if a pedestrian is distracted?

The National Safety Council recommends that parents advise their children to use the following suggestions which are good for adults too:

  • Stay focused on any cars that may be nearby
  • Watch where you’re walking
  • Don’t become distracted by:
    • Texting while walking
    • Crossing a street while using a cell phone or any electronic device
    • Using headphones while you walk

It is just as important to walk cell phone-free as it is to drive cell phone free because the phone creates a mental distraction that keeps a person from focusing on his/her surroundings.


How do you fight for pedestrian accident victims in Oklahoma City?

If you have sustained an injury because a car hit you, you may be wondering how much your case is worth if you file a lawsuit against the driver who hit you. Our Oklahoma City car accident lawyers demand compensation for all your current and future:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income and lost benefits
  • Physical pain and emotional suffering
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of bodily function
  • Loss of quality of life

Our personal injury lawyers review the police report and speak with the police. We employ private investigators who examine the accident site and speak with eyewitnesses. Our team formally questions everyone who is involved in the accident or has any relevant information. We also work with your doctors to show just how severe and devastating your injuries are.

We file wrongful death actions if a loved one dies. Wrongful death damages include the burial and funeral costs, the loss of financial support your loved one would have provided his/her family members, and personal damages because your loved one can’t provide emotional support, guidance, and love.

Cunningham & Mears is dedicated to providing effective solutions for injured people. We work hard to recover the compensation our clients deserve when they have been injured because of someone else's negligence. Our lawyers are skilled insurance negotiators and respected jury trial lawyers.

How can pedestrians stay safe when walking near cars?

The following tips can help you stay safe when walking in Oklahoma City:

  • Always obey all traffic laws.
  • Cross at crosswalks or intersections and not the middle of the street.
  • If you must walk where there isn’t a crosswalk or intersection, be sure to walk where it’s well-lit.
  • Walk on sidewalks whenever you can.
  • Don’t assume a driver sees you; try to look them in the eye when the driver is near.
  • Wear bright clothing during the day and reflective clothing at night.
  • Keep your eyes open and on the road around you.
  • Always look both ways before crossing a street – even at crosswalks and intersections where you have the right of way.
  • Be alert to cars that are backing up and riding through parking lots.
  • Hold the hands of any children under the age of ten when crossing the street.

Do you have an Oklahoma City pedestrian accident lawyer near me?

At Cunningham & Mears, our Oklahoma City pedestrian accident lawyers have two offices located in Oklahoma City. Our first office is located at 5104 N Francis Ave., Suite 102, Oklahoma City, just a few minutes from Penn Square Mall with plenty of nearby parking. Our second office is located at 9428 Westgate, Suite 102B, in the Brookhaven West part of Oklahoma City, just a short walk from Resurrection Cemetery and off the Northwest Expressway. You can also reach us by public transportation.

We do meet clients at their homes or a hospital if they are too sick or immobile to come to our office. Video conferences are another option.

We’ll answer all your questions and guide you through the litigation process.

Contact our knowledgeable and compassionate Oklahoma City pedestrian accident lawyers now

If you have sustained an injury or lost a loved one in an Oklahoma City pedestrian accident caused by a negligent driver, our seasoned personal injury attorneys have the experience, advocacy skills, and resources to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Cunningham & Mears is respected by former clients, insurance adjusters, and defense lawyers for our strong record of success representing personal injury victims. To assert your rights, call us or contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.

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