Pedestrian accidents in Arizona often result in personal injuries
Pedestrians in Arizona put themselves at risk every time they cross a road. Ideally, drivers should be aware of pedestrians on the road and yield to them at all times. Unfortunately, many pedestrians are serious injured or killed every day. In 2011, a total of 1,253 pedestrians were injured and 154 people were killed while walking on a street in Arizona, according to the state Department of Transportation.
In many cases, it’s the driver’s fault in a pedestrian accident. Pedestrian accidents involving a motor vehicle happen for many of the same reasons as many auto accidents. The driver may be speeding or asleep at the wheel at the time of accident. Increasingly, many auto accidents can be traced back to the driver texting & using a cell phone. Distracted drivers often fail to see a pedestrian walking alongside a road or crossing the street.
In other cases, pedestrian accidents can be blamed on reckless driving. Examples of reckless driving include not obeying posted traffic signals, following other vehicles too closely and weaving in and out of traffic. When drivers engage in such risky behavior, the odds of an accident happening increase dramatically.
Worst of all, some drivers flee the scene of a pedestrian accident. Hit & run accidents can be especially frustrating. When the driver flees the scene of an accident, you may think you will have no way of holding the person accountable for their actions. Don’t be so sure. If you’ve been injured in a hit-and-run accident, you may still be entitled to compensation and other benefits, even if police cannot locate the other driver.
A pedestrian accident lawyer in Phoenix may be able to help you
Serious accidents demand serious attention. If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident in Arizona, you need a hard-working, no-nonsense Arizona injury lawyer on your side. You need someone who thoroughly understands Arizona’s traffic laws. You need someone who knows how to build a case designed to protect your rights. You need Israel & Gerity, PLLC.
Contact us and discover what an experienced, dedicated Arizona injury attorney can do for you.