At some point, almost everyone is a pedestrian. Whether they walk primarily from location to location or simply walk a short distance after parking a car, most people travel by foot across a street, along a sidewalk, or through a parking lot during most days. This means that pedestrian safety should be at the forefront of discussions on how to keep Arizona residents safe yet far too often, safety is only considered after a car accident takes place.
With slightly over 4 million people calling Maricopa County home, the potential for pedestrian collisions is extreme. Most of these accidents involve a person walking as well as a vehicle, like a car, but in some cases, even a bicycle or a motorcycle might be involved. The legal implications of a pedestrian crash in the Phoenix area can be very complicated as both the pedestrian and the others involved had legal responsibilities prior to the impact and that violations of those responsibilities by one or more parties can be the cause of a collision. While some accidents may seem clear, it is often difficult to determine whether a victim can bring a claim for his or her injuries without speaking to a skilled attorney. Personal injury lawyers in Phoenix may be able to help you sort through the details if you have been involved in an accident or if your loved one was injured or killed in a traffic crash.
Details are still emerging after a collision between a car and a pedestrian turned fatal in Scottsdale on Monday night. Authorities have confirmed that the crash happened near McDowell Road and 82nd Street but they are not yet sure why the car and the pedestrian collided.
Emergency crews were alerted to the crash and were on scene to evaluate those involved, including the female pedestrian. Unfortunately, the woman’s injuries were too severe and she was pronounced dead due to the harm she sustained in the crash. It is not known whether the driver of the car or anyone else involved was hurt in the collision.
Police are looking into all possible scenarios regarding this accident and attempting to determine whether negligence on the part of anyone involved played a role, and if so, whether traffic citations or criminal charges are appropriate.
If you have been injured while a pedestrian in Phoenix, Glendale, Scottsdale, Chandler, Tempe, Queen Creek, or elsewhere in Maricopa County, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your damages. A typical claim can help a victim recover for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, permanency of injuries, and other damages that result due to the crash and that have affected your life.
To help you understand your options, the personal injury attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C. offer all victims who call us a free, no-obligation case consultation regarding their accident and their legal rights. We can be reached 24/7 toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191 and there is no obligation on your part simply from talking to us.
At Abels & Annes, P.C., our team only represents injury victims and we never represent insurance companies because we believe in fighting for those who have been hurt. Further, if we represent you, we will not charge you a fee unless we are successful in making a recovery on your behalf. With no obligation for speaking with us and no fee unless you win, there is no reason to wait – call Abels & Annes, P.C. today and let us get to work for you.
Prior Blog Entry:
Speed Suspected in Phoenix Car Crash that Injured 3, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published August 3, 2015.
Pedestrian hit, killed by vehicle in Scottsdale, by Catherine Holland, CBS5AZ.com, published August 4, 2015.