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How can walkers in Oklahoma avoid pedestrian accidents?

Being proactive about your personal safety is always a great idea. Even though personal injury lawyers exist to help you in your goal to recover financially, physically and emotionally from a pedestrian accident, it is best to avoid suffering injuries altogether.

Avoiding pedestrian accidents in Oklahoma City

Spring and summer is the ideal time to take to the streets of Oklahoma City. Unfortunately, warmer weather also increases the risk of becoming involved in a pedestrian accident. Like other areas of the United States, Oklahoma has its share of pedestrian accidents. Neither motor vehicles nor pedestrians are likely to go away so the trick for many becomes staying safe.

Recent incident a reminder to be cautious near accident scenes

On Monday evening, two Oklahoma highway patrol officers were injured while investigating the scene of a fatal accident. Reports indicate that a distracted motorist crashed into one of the patrol cars, which pushed the trooper's vehicle into the other patrol car.

Pedestrian accidents on highways

Pedestrian accidents are almost always severe, but they are deadly or even fatal if they occur on an interstate highway. Cars and trucks travel at much faster speeds on these highways, therefore, it is far more likely that a person will suffer severe or fatal injuries if they are struck by a car. This post will go over how these accidents happen and what you can do to avoid them.

A real-world lesson about a real-life car/bicycle accident

Although we try to communicate clearly, it is not always easy for personal injury attorneys to explain accident issues to victims. Often, the victim needs a peer perspective instead of a legal perspective. A good, solid perspective would tell newly-injured victims what works and what does not work in terms of a legal remedy. It would also inform them about what not to do after a bike or pedestrian accident.

Motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians

Pedestrians are the most vulnerable part of the traffic system. Nearly 5,000 pedestrian deaths take place each year in the United States. Many of these deaths are a result of a motor vehicle collision, leading to fatal injuries for the pedestrian. Pedestrians are much more exposed to injuries compared to motor vehicle drivers, which is why the legal system protects them.

Bicycle accident kills Oklahoma woman

With drunk driving and distracted driving an ever-present threat, navigating Oklahoma's roads can be a dicey prospect. But as dangerous as it is to drive our highways and byways, biking them can be even more perilous. Where drivers are protected by their vehicles, bicyclists are completely vulnerable; a collision is likely to end up with the bicyclist on the pavement, in a hospital bed or a casket.

Consequences of a hit-and-run accident

A hit-and-run scenario occurs when the guilty driver leaves the scene without providing any assistance or contact information at the time of the incident. This is a punishable offense, especially if the damages are serious. If the driver flees the scene, regardless of whether the accident happened on the highway or public road, it still counts as a hit-and-run. A driver hitting an unattended or parked car and leaving without identifying himself is also an example of a hit-and-run case.

Can a pedestrian be held liable for an accident?

Pedestrians are extremely vulnerable in traffic situations, this is why motorists are expected to yield to them when they are crossing the road. In most pedestrian-motorist accidents, the blame falls on the motorist. However, "contributory negligence" is a doctrine that details that pedestrians may also be held liable for a road accident.

What actions should you take if you were hit by a car?

If you are a pedestrian who has been hit by a car, your primary legal claim will be against the driver. Drivers are obligated to observe traffic laws, which require them to be alert and cognizant of pedestrians, traffic signals, road signs, crosswalks and pathways.

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