Edmond, OK asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma

Q: Crossing a Street with no proper markings and a vehicle turns down that road and strikes the pedestrian, whose at fault?

Vehicle turned from 4 way road onto a two lane road. Pedestrian was in the middle of the two lane when vehicle struck pedestrian on driver's side of the vehicle. Pedestrian was struck hard enough to lift him off his feet and pitched backwards 10 feet resulting in injury to back(noted later but not known at time of incident). Driver stopped to ask if pedestrian was "ok" to which the reply "I think so" was stated and then driver drove away. No one called the police at the scene. Pedestrian was dazed and does not remember much for an hour after. Pedestrian went home and took a nap and woke up in great deal of pain leading up to going to the hospital. At the hospital, pedestrian was asked questions by local police. Officer did not write down the information while pedestrian was giving statement which resulted in information being false on the incident report. Driver informed their insurance and the police stating he was at fault. Pedestrian has had no income since accident on 10/22/21.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. I'm sorry for your injuries and loss of income. You may have already consulted with an attorney by now. If a law firm felt that you had the basis for a case, they would likely conduct a full investigation. If there was any video evidence, it's hard to say if it's still preserved at this point. If you reach out to Oklahoma attorneys who handle car accidents, they could be able to assess the case and advise you of your rights and options. The less delay, the better the chances of a good investigation, gathering fleeting evidence such as video, and identifying witnesses for statements. Good luck

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