We Are Aggressive Legal Advocates For Injured Pedestrians And Bicyclists
In some ways, Tulsa is a great city for pedestrians and bicyclists. Just one example is the annual “Tulsa Tough” bike festival that welcomes riders of all skill levels. Unfortunately, Tulsa can also be a dangerous place to walk or ride. Like nearly every city in America, Tulsa was designed and built to cater to motor vehicle traffic. Everything from laws to infrastructure tends to favor the convenience of drivers over the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists.
If you have been seriously injured or lost someone you love to a pedestrian or bicycle accident, the skilled and caring attorneys at Frasier, Frasier & Hickman, LLP, are ready to help you seek accountability and compensation from the at-fault party. Since 1952, our law firm has been advocating for injury victims and their families throughout Oklahoma.
Why Are Pedestrian And Bicycle Accidents So Common?
Although pedestrian and bicyclist safety has long been a problem in the U.S., statistics show that accident rates have risen significantly in recent years. In many cases, negligent drivers are to blame for injuring bicyclists and pedestrians. Common causes include:
- Failure to yield right of way
- Failure to be aware of pedestrians and bicyclists
- Speeding, aggressive driving and other traffic violations
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
Poor infrastructure planning also causes or contributes to these accidents. Missing crosswalks, poorly timed crossing signals and lack of designated bike lanes are just a few examples of this problem.
Victims Often Experience Catastrophic Injuries
There is an obvious size and weight difference between walkers/bicyclists and motor vehicles. For this reason, pedestrian and bicycle accidents are more likely to result in death or catastrophic injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Skin abrasions (road rash)
- Paralysis (paraplegia or quadriplegia)
- Permanent disability
- Permanent disfigurement
In recent decades, these accidents have become more deadly. There are many reasons why this could be, but one explanation is Americans are now driving larger vehicles (SUVs) with a higher center of gravity. In the event of a collision, impact forces are greater and distributed through the victim’s body.
How Our Lawyers Can Help You Prove Fault In A Personal Injury Case
Pursuing compensation from the at-fault driver is difficult to do on your own. Bicyclists and pedestrians are too often blamed for their own injuries, and insurance companies try to take advantage of that narrative by rejecting claims or making lowball settlement offers.
When you hire Frasier, Frasier & Hickman, LLP, our personal injury attorneys immediately set to work investigating the accident, gathering evidence and building a case against the at-fault driver. We will seek out video and photographic evidence of the accident, interview witnesses and even subpoena information about the driver’s smartphone activities (if distraction was a likely factor). By building a strong case that clearly demonstrates negligence, we are in the best position to either take your case to trial or negotiate a much better settlement on your behalf.
Discuss Your Legal Options With An Attorney For Free
Based in Tulsa, Frasier, Frasier & Hickman, LLP, serves clients throughout Oklahoma. We are pleased to offer free initial consultations, and we take all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. You pay no legal fees if we don’t help you recover money.