What to do if You Are Struck by a Car as a Pedestrian in Arizona

What to do if You Are Struck by a Car as a Pedestrian in Arizona

If you were simply walking down the sidewalk, or crossing the road at the appropriate time and were struck by a car, you are most likely now severely injured and are seeking financial compensation to help you heal. Please read on and reach out to our knowledgeable Arizona personal injury attorney to learn more about pedestrian accidents and how our firm can help you if you have been injured in one.

What causes pedestrian accidents?

Pedestrian accidents can happen for a wide variety of reasons, such as poor weather or road conditions, motorists swerving to avoid one hazard and then winding up hitting pedestrians, and otherwise. Unfortunately, the most common cause of pedestrian accidents is negligence. The most frequent types of driver negligence we see in Phoenix are driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving while drowsy, and texting while driving/distracted driving. If you were injured due to driver negligence, you are most likely entitled to compensation.

What should I do after being seriously injured in an accident?

When a pedestrian is harmed in an accident, he or she may not be capable of doing anything, as these injuries are often extremely severe. However, if you can, after an accident, try to do the following:

  1. Call the police. They will send an ambulance to the scene.
  2. Ask anyone who saw the accident for their contact information.
  3. Take pictures of the scene of the accident, as well as of your injuries.
  4. Once treated in a hospital, ask your doctor for medical documentation detailing the origin and extent of your injuries.
  5. Retain the services of an experienced Phoenix personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional evidence needed, such as surveillance footage, to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence.

How long will I have to take legal action for an injury in Arizona?

If you are injured, you may wish to wait to file your personal injury claim to see if your injuries heal on their own. Unfortunately, this decision very often comes back to haunt people, as there is a statute of limitations in place for personal injury claims in Arizona. Since the statute of limitations is, generally, two years, you will, generally, have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the party responsible. If you wait any longer than two years, you will most likely be barred from suing. Do not let that happen. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help you.

Contact our experienced Arizona firm

The legal team at Weintraub & Weintraub has years of experience representing clients who have been injured in accidents due to the negligence of others as well as those who are facing charges of driving under the influence. Those injured due to another party’s negligence should never have to suffer alone. If you need strong legal representation, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.

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