According to a recent report published by the Governors Highway Safety Association, there were a total of 4,743 pedestrian fatalities nationwide in 2012. This 15% increase from 2011 caused major concerns throughout the US and provided essential insight to a growing problem.
Oklahoma alone reported 30 pedestrian deaths in the first 6 months of 2012 (Jan – June). This number, unfortunately, did not decrease. In the first 6 months of 2013, Oklahoma reported 30 more pedestrian deaths. In March of 2014, the Poteau Police Department reported an alarming 45 people were killed in auto-pedestrian accidents within the last 5 years. If we consider this an average of 9 deaths per year, Poteau contributed to 30% of the 30 deaths reported in both 2012 and 2013.
With these sorts of odds, it has never been a better time to use more precaution as a Poteau pedestrian. Unfortunately, sometimes the accident just cannot be avoided. If you or a loved one falls victim to an auto-pedestrian accident, it is important to contact a respectable Poteau pedestrian accident attorney immediately.
Life can be hard after a pedestrian accident. You may feel overwhelmed trying to juggle personal injuries, medical bills, and a life turned completely upside down. Or, you may be dealing with the loss of a loved one involved in an auto-pedestrian accident. In either situation, a Poteau pedestrian accident attorney can help bring some clarity and relief to the situation.
As the accident victim or family member of the accident victim, you should not have to account for the personal damages you incur. You should not have to pay for medical bills, lose money from time away from work, or pay funeral expenses. This is the responsibility of the negligent party. Oklahoma takes negligent driving very seriously and often awards damage compensation to pedestrians. A Poteau pedestrian accident attorney can help you determine if you are owed such compensation and how much you are owed. Your attorney will also help you wade through the complicated filing process and create a steady plan-of-action that will help remove some of the chaos inflicted upon your life by the accident.
If you’re ready to pursue a claim and receive the compensation you deserve, contact the trusted Poteau Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at Wandres Law today. These dedicated and compassionate attorneys have a proven track record of helping victims just like you and will do everything in their power to uphold your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Wandres Law provides legal help to personal injury victims on a contingency basis which means that you will never pay a cent unless we win your case. Call Wandres Law today to schedule your consultation with a Poteau Pedestrian Accident Lawyer!