When you walk in the Phoenix area, when should you feel safe? Should you feel safe when you are on a sidewalk? When you are in a crosswalk marked for pedestrians? When you walk near your home, a school, or your work? As a pedestrian, you should be able to feel safe and secure anytime you walk in a reasonable manner as the laws in Arizona guarantee it. Yet if others near you, including those who drive cars and trucks, fail to follow the law by ignoring your rights, you may be at risk for a collision at any point during your walk.
Pedestrian accidents are a significant problem in the greater Phoenix area with nearly a thousand incidents taking place each year. In 2014 alone, there were 944 traffic collisions involving pedestrians in Arizona and 147 of them proved to be fatal. Many, many more caused injuries to the pedestrians or others involved in the crash and still others caused monetary damage to property.
Victims of these incidents may suffer for weeks, months, or even years after the accident occurs and some may never fully recover from their injuries. When a loved one is killed, that victim’s family members are left behind, trying to move forward from an incomprehensible loss that can never be undone or righted. While these accidents cannot be erased, victims may be entitled to help and to financial relief that can make the recovery process easier, and speaking with a personal injury lawyer in Phoenix can help you understand what options may exist if you have been hurt.
Today, police in Glendale are looking for the public’s help as they attempt to identify a hit-and-run driver who was involved in a fatal pedestrian accident. The incident happened early Saturday morning near the 5400 block of Grand Avenue and claimed the life of a man in his 60s who had been walking nearby.
Authorities have not yet stated their suspicions on what caused the collision between the victim and the car but they have confirmed that they are looking for a gold or tan sedan in relation to the crash. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Glendale Police Department where officers are currently looking for the owner and/or the driver of the suspected at-fault vehicle.
Pedestrian accidents that claim the lives of victims have a far-reaching, never relenting impact that harms an entire community. If your life has been affected by such a crash or if you were injured in a pedestrian accident, make sure your rights are protected by contacting a personal injury lawyer today.
The attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C. have experience helping injury victims seek and obtain the payment they deserve for the harm that they suffered and we are ready to help you as well. We offer a no-cost, no-obligation case consultation to those who call us toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191 and we keep a lawyer standing by 24 hours a day to take your call.
At Abels & Annes, P.C., we never charge our clients a fee unless we make a recovery on their behalf and we fight for the best possible outcome in every case we handle. If you have questions or if you need assistance, call us today and let us get to work for you.
Prior Blog Entry:
Child Nearly Drowns in Gilbert Pool, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published August 28, 2015.
1 dead in Glendale hit-and-run accident, by Phil Benson, CBS5AZ.com, published August 29, 2015.