Arizona has the highest rate of pedestrian deaths in the nation. In 2017 alone, 226 pedestrians were killed in Arizona vehicle crashes, while more than 1,500 pedestrians were injured, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Pedestrian accidents are common in places where people and vehicles are forced to share space — at crosswalks, intersections, streets, and parking lots for example. Other times, drivers are simply not paying attention to their surroundings.
Unfortunately, many pedestrians who are injured never receive the compensation that they were entitled to. They get stuck with expensive medical bills and even worse life changing injuries.
If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, you have the same right to recover money damages as drivers that have been in auto accidents.
There is no reason for you and your family to go this alone. The experienced Arizona pedestrian accident lawyers at Negretti & Associates are ready to fight for you.
Hit by a Motorist in Arizona?
In Arizona, motorists are responsible for yielding to pedestrians and paying attention to their surroundings. If the driver failed to do either of these two things and has caused you some injury, you will likely be able to bring a claim and collect compensation.
Here are some steps to take after you’ve been involved in a pedestrian accident:
- Record the names, addresses, insurance information, and license plate number of all the vehicles involved.
- Be sure to get the contact information of all witnesses present.
- Photograph and document the scene of the accident and your subsequent injuries.
- Seek immediate medical attention for all of your injuries.
- Do not speak with insurance companies or sign any documents regarding the accident until you have discussed your case with an experienced Arizona accident attorney.
A Pedestrian Can Still Recover from An Uninsured Motorist
If you were a pedestrian injured by an uninsured motorist, you may be eligible for compensation through your own insurance provider and your insurance policy. You will want to contact an experienced Arizona pedestrian accident lawyer to help you navigate the process. Our accident attorneys are ready to assess the circumstances of your accident and convey options that are available to you. Learn how our firm can assist with motor vehicle accidents, in addition to pedestrian accidents in Phoenix.
How A Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You
The outcome of your pedestrian accident can hinge on whether or not you have an experienced Arizona personal injury lawyer on your side.
There is no reason for you and your family to go this alone. At Negretti & Associates, we vigilantly defend your rights and pursue any rightful claims for damages, medical expenses, and compensation for the pain and suffering you have endured. We also understand the importance of securing compensation for future medical treatment and for the time you have to take off from work to deal with your injuries. We will work diligently to maximize your recovery and help you achieve the best possible settlement.