Here at Atkins & Markoff, we believe in the importance of representing a wide range of clients who have experienced some type of personal injury. When it comes to pedestrian accidents, we are here to ensure proper legal action is taken. Many motorists and cyclists fail to respect the fact that pedestrians have the right of way when crossing streets or when they are simply walking on a sidewalk, as long as they are doing so in obedience with the law off their particular state. If a pedestrian steps into the street at a legal crossing point and ensures oncoming traffic can see him/her, all motorists and cyclists must give that person the right of way. While there are a handful of exceptions to this pedestrian traffic law, it is one that is oftentimes forgotten and abused. If you have any questions about Oklahoma pedestrian traffic laws, or if you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident that was not your fault, please contact Atkins & Markoff today to see how we can help you receive compensation for your injuries.
Common Vehicle-Pedestrian Injuries
The wide majority of accidents involving pedestrians and vehicles result in serious and even catastrophic injury. Because pedestrians lack protection and gear to keep them safe from the impact of a car, motorcycle, or bicycle, they are at a higher risk to sustain serious injuries or even death. Some of the most common types of injuries that a pedestrian may experience after being hit by a car or bicycle include serious broken bones, traumatic brain injury, neck and back injuries, spinal cord injuries, and road rash. It is important to note that injuries sustained from a pedestrian accident have a high chance of being ongoing and permanent in some cases. If you have been victimized in a pedestrian accident, it is important for you to contact one of our lawyers at Atkins & Markoff immediately to see how we can help you receive fair compensation and justice.
Tips for Pedestrians on Avoiding Accidents
Our lawyers at Atkins & Markoff are not only committed to representing you if you have been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident, but we also believe in doing our part in reducing the likeliness of these types of accidents in Oklahoma. We have compiled a list of tips for pedestrians that are designed to help them stay safe and reduce the risk of being hit by a motorist or bicyclist:
- Be sure to wear bright or reflective clothing whenever walking at night, especially on poorly lit streets
- Avoid being under the influence while crossing streets
- Do your best to make eye contact with the driver of oncoming cars to ensure they see you
- Make a point to only cross the street in designated crosswalks or where it is legal to cross
Contact Atkins & Markoff Today!
Our Atkins & Markoff lawyers have more than 100 years of combined experience, which includes working on a wide range of personal injury cases. We have extensive experience working with individuals who have been injured in pedestrian accidents and are committed to doing our best to provide all of our clients with the best representation possible. We have won more than $75 million in damages for a broad range of clients over the years and pride ourselves on working one-on-one with each and every client to ensure compensation is received and justice is served.