Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Serving Arizona
Over 1.6 million people live in Phoenix, Arizona and enjoy spending time outside all year long. Pedestrians use the city sidewalks to get from place to place. Unfortunately, Arizona has the highest rates of pedestrian deaths in the United States, with 224 pedestrian fatalities in 2017. The victims of pedestrian accidents are often subject to serious burdens for years after their accident occurred. If you were the victim of a Phoenix pedestrian accident, you may want to consider your legal options. The attorneys at Weintraub & Weintraub can assist you in bringing a personal injury claim against the party that hit you in an effort to recover compensation on your behalf. For effective and compassionate legal representation after a serious pedestrian accident, contact Weintraub & Weintraub today.
How are pedestrian accidents caused?
With so many pedestrian accidents occurring in the Phoenix area each year, it is important to take a look at the major factors that lead to these accidents. One of the biggest factors in pedestrian accidents is negligence of the person operating the motor vehicle. Pedestrians may be somewhat at fault as well, as they often fail to pay careful enough attention. Some of the many causes of pedestrian accidents may include the following:
- Distracted, reckless, or careless drivers
- Drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving without headlights at night
- Obstructed visibility on roads
- Pedestrians that do not use the crosswalk
- Pedestrians who ignore crossing signals
Pedestrians are often seriously or even fatally injured because they are offered essentially no protection from vehicles when they are it. The sheer speed and weight of a motor vehicle can cause devastating injuries to a pedestrian, including lacerations, brain or head injuries, soft tissue injuries, broken bones, and more.
After a Pedestrian Accident
If you are injured in a pedestrian accident, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. When local law enforcement or medical professionals arrive at the scene, the process of documenting the accident will promptly begin. For purposes of bringing a claim for negligence in the future, it is best to get the name and insurance information of the party that hit you, as well as the contact information of any witnesses. Medical professionals such as EMTs will be able to document your injuries and help you obtain additional medical assistance if necessary. A police report may be able to document the cause of the accident. These are all important steps when trying to prove a driver’s negligence.
Contact a Phoenix Pedestrian Accident Attorney
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, Weintraub & Weintraub understands that you may be facing physical, financial, and emotional burdens. We are here to help. Our legal team will guide you through each step of the claims process so you can focus on recovering from your injuries while we focus on recovering compensation on your behalf. Contact Weintraub & Weintraub today for an experienced Phoenix law firm.