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No matter how careful you are as a pedestrian in Glendale, you could get hit by a motor vehicle if the driver is not paying enough attention or breaks a roadway rule. This could result in injuries that affect every aspect of your life, from your ability to work to your enjoyment of daily activities. At the Law Offices of John Phebus, our personal injury attorneys help pedestrians seek justice and fair financial compensation for serious accidents. Contact us for a free case evaluation in Glendale.
Pedestrian-vehicle collisions are almost always preventable. If drivers obeyed Arizona’s traffic laws, collisions with pedestrians would not occur. Unfortunately, many drivers behave negligently and recklessly behind the wheel – putting vulnerable road users such as bicyclists and pedestrians at risk of debilitating injuries. The Glendale pedestrian accident lawyers at the Law Offices of John Phebus can investigate your accident to identify its cause. Common examples include:
If a driver is at fault for your accident, you can seek a financial recovery from his or her car insurance company. Your attorney can help you prove fault, such as with a police report, eyewitness testimony, accident reconstruction and other compelling evidence, to qualify for benefits. Your lawyer can also explore the possibility of holding a third party liable, such as the city or state government for an unsafe roadway.
In the most recent year that data is available (2021), the Arizona Department of Transportation reported 1,714 pedestrian accidents. These collisions resulted in 257 pedestrian deaths and 1,535 injuries. Of these injuries, 395 were suspected to be serious. Data shows that pedestrians ages 25 to 44 were most likely to be killed in Arizona. There were also more male victims than female. Geographically, the vast majority of fatal pedestrian collisions in Arizona took place in urban areas (94.4 percent). Deadly pedestrian-vehicle accidents occurred most often while the pedestrian was crossing the road (143 deaths).
When a pedestrian gets hit by a motor vehicle, the injuries sustained can be extensive. These collisions often send pedestrians to hospitals and emergency rooms with catastrophic injuries – injuries that may affect the victim for the rest of his or her life. Possible injuries from these accidents include:
Our attorneys are capable of representing a client with any type of injury from a pedestrian-vehicle accident in Glendale. We will help you seek maximum financial compensation for your injury – or a loved one’s death in the event of a fatal pedestrian accident.
Drivers in Arizona have a duty of care not to cause harm to other roadway users – including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists and other motorists. Fulfilling this duty requires obeying traffic laws, following road signs, yielding the right-of-way (when applicable) and always paying attention to the road.
Pedestrians have the right-of-way to cross the road at all crosswalks and intersections in Arizona unless there is a pedestrian control signal that says otherwise. A pedestrian cannot enter the road in front of an oncoming vehicle that is approaching quickly enough to constitute an immediate hazard, however.
Unfortunately, many drivers in Glendale are negligent. This means they fall short of the duty of care, often resulting in preventable collisions and pedestrian injuries. Your attorney can help you prove a driver’s negligence during your personal injury case to recover the compensation that you deserve.
As an injured pedestrian in Arizona, you may be eligible for financial compensation if you were hit by a negligent or reckless driver. With assistance from an experienced personal injury attorney, you could potentially recover a monetary award for the following types of losses:
If you tragically lost a loved one in a fatal pedestrian accident in Glendale, your family may also be able to recover wrongful death damages, such as reasonable funeral and burial costs. Discuss the potential value of your pedestrian accident case with our attorneys before accepting a fast settlement from an insurance company.
In Arizona, the statute of limitations gives you no more than two years from the date of an accident to bring forth a personal injury claim. This means – with only rare exceptions – you must file an injury claim within two years of your pedestrian accident. If you attempt to file after two years have already passed, you will most likely be barred from making a financial recovery. Your filing deadline may vary, however, depending on the circumstances. The best way to protect your right to file is by contacting an attorney without delay.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident in Glendale, Arizona, or the surrounding area, contact the Law Offices of John Phebus at (623) 400-5675 for assistance. Our attorneys will provide a free review of your case and give you legal advice and guidance you can trust. We can help you with the steps required to hold someone accountable for damages caused by your accident. Learn more during an individual case consultation. Contact us today.