Did you get injured while walking? Check out this educational article about understanding pedestrian accident cases, then give us a call now.
Understanding pedestrian accident cases and how they work is important to know before filing a claim. Our experienced Oklahoma personal injury lawyers can help you with the complexities and various legalities specific to your case. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, please contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.
Understanding Pedestrian Accident Cases | Compensation
Our job as personal injury attorneys is to find out who is liable and how much of the accident they are liable for. The insurance adjuster’s job is to determine that you are entirely at fault and should not receive compensation for this accident. Oklahoma is a “shared fault” state, meaning that the insurance adjuster has to find you 50% or more at fault in order to keep you from receiving compensation. We will fight them on that. We want to make sure they do not take advantage of you.
What you should also know about shared fault is that you can receive compensation if you’re at fault, it just needs to be less than 50%. The only downside of being found at fault from 1% – 49% is that you will have your award reduced by the percent you were found at fault for. Let’s say you were found to be 10% at fault. If you are awarded $100,000, you will have that reduced to $90,000. That is why it is so very important that you have a Stillwater pedestrian accident lawyer.
Understanding Pedestrian Accident Cases | Taking the Right Steps
Of course, the most important thing to do after an accident is get to a medical professional as soon as possible. You may be in bad condition and require an ambulance. Don’t resist getting on the ambulance if you’re in pain. This will be the best move you can make for yourself and your safety. If you are seriously injured, but not in critical condition, make sure you see a doctor shortly after the accident. You may not need the ambulance ride, but go to an Urgent Care center anyways to get your injuries looked at and documented. Having these injuries properly recorded will help us to make a full recovery in your claim.
Next, if you are able, collect evidence from the scene of the crash. Take pictures of everything. Take a video of the scene in its entirety. Talk to witnesses and get their contact information. Get the contact information and insurance information from the driver who hit you as well. All of this will be crucial evidence in our claim.
If you know you need an experienced Stillwater pedestrian accident lawyer, please call our office today for a free consultation. We want to protect you from the tactics the insurance companies use, and we will fight tirelessly to get you the compensation you rightfully deserve.