In a perfect world, pedestrians would walk around the greater Phoenix area without their personal safety on their minds. No drivers would operate their cars in a negligent manner and no collisions between vehicles or involving pedestrians would occur. However, reality is far from perfect and in today’s society, thousands of lives are affected annually by such collisions.
In 2013 alone, 1,596 traffic accidents involving pedestrians occurred in Arizona and nearly 10 percent of those, or 158, resulted in the pedestrian’s death. Pedestrian accidents account for a small percentage of all collisions in Phoenix but the damages they cause are disproportionately large because there is little to nothing to protect a person walking from the full impact of a vehicle. As a result, serious injuries, damages, and even death are likely to occur in a Phoenix pedestrian accident or when a collision happens elsewhere in Arizona.
Sadly, police in Phoenix have confirmed that a teenager lost his life earlier today in an accident that began between two cars. Authorities report that a collision involving two vehicles happened near the intersection of Central Avenue and Glendale in Phoenix and that as a result, one of those vehicles spun out of control and drove onto a portion of an adjacent sidewalk. The teenager reportedly was walking on the sidewalk at the time and the car struck the teen, causing irreparable damages and claiming the teen’s life.
Authorities have not confirmed what caused the initial impact in this case or whether either driver involved will be cited for improper conduct in the accident but they have confirmed that the force of the crash was substantial and caused at least one vehicle to roll onto its side.
In addition to the teenage victim, at least one other person was hurt in this crash.
When a loved one is killed in a pedestrian accident, no amount of relief can ever be considered adequate to compensate a family for their loss and their suffering, but a settlement can enable those left behind to move forward after a crash and to ease the financial burden that an accident may have caused. For these reasons, the laws in Phoenix enable the family members of those who have been killed to seek and obtain relief in many cases and allows these family members to utilize the help of an attorney if they so choose.
The law firm of Abels & Annes, P.C. is comprised solely of personal injury lawyers who fight for the rights of those who have been hurt by the actions of others and for the family members of these victims. If you or your loved one has been the victim of an accident, we want to fight for you. We offer a free consultation regarding your case when you call us toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191 and we have a lawyer available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take your call.
If you call us, you will speak with a lawyer who will discuss the particular facts of your case and the damages and losses you suffered while explaining how the law affects or protects your rights following the crash. We will provide the consultation without any obligation on your part and everything discussed will be kept confidential so please do not hesitate; call Abels & Annes, P.C. now and let us help you seek the relief you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
Former NFL Wide Receiver Braylon Edwards Arrested for Extreme DUI in Scottsdale, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published May 12, 2015.
Pedestrian fatally hit after vehicle spins out of control, Fox 10 News, published May 13, 2015.