How do you move about the Valley during a typical day? Do you drive your own car or take public transit? Do you carpool with friends or neighbors? If any of these modes of transit describe you, chances are that you must also walk at some point during your journeys, whether you are walking in a parking lot, along a sidewalk, or crossing a street.
For this reason, pedestrian safety should be a primary concern of all who call the Phoenix area home because almost everyone is a pedestrian at some point or another. Yet too often, the rights of pedestrians are ignored or poorly understood and a collision between a car and a walker happens. Following a pedestrian crash, the laws in Arizona are on the side of the victim of the incident and may entitle anyone injured to seek financial compensation for his or her losses. In the tragic event that a pedestrian is killed, the right to seek relief may belong to that victim’s surviving family members even though no amount of money can ever be considered adequate in these cases. If you have questions about how a pedestrian collision may affect you, consider speaking with a personal injury lawyer in Phoenix to learn about your options and your rights and whether you may be entitled to relief.
Police in Scottsdale have confirmed a devastating pedestrian accident that happened on Wednesday morning and that claimed the life of one walker and left a second injured. The incident happened near the Loop 101 and Shea Road intersection and involved one vehicle and the two pedestrian victims. At this time and based on witness accounts, police believe that both pedestrians were crossing the road in a marked pedestrian crosswalk when an oncoming vehicle attempted to turn left, failed to yield to the pedestrians, and struck them both with the car.
Emergency crews responded and evaluated both pedestrians for their injuries. Unfortunately, one pedestrian did not survive and died as a result of the collision; the second was hurt but did survive and received treatment at an area hospital with injuries that have not been disclosed. The names, genders, and ages of the victims also remain unknown at this time.
The driver involved remained at the scene and spoke with police but police have not stated whether that driver faces any charges for his or her actions in this collision or whether any other factors are believed to have contributed to the crash at this time.
If a pedestrian accident happens and you are injured, make sure you understand your legal rights. The personal injury attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C. are standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take your call toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191 and will help you understand the legal implications of your accident and what rights you may have as a result.
We offer all those who have been hurt by the actions of others the benefit of a free case consultation without obligation and we will provide it to you by phone, regardless of the time of day or night that you call. We believe in fighting for the rights of victims and if a crash has affected your family, we want to fight for you, so please do not wait. Call Abels & Annes, P.C. today.
Prior Blog Entry:
2 Boys in Serious Condition after Dog Attack in Glendale, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published February 18, 2015.
1 pedestrian killed, 1 hurt in Scottsdale accident, by Phil Benson, CBS5AZ.com, published February 18, 2015.