Walking in public should be an enjoyable pastime free of the worry of severe injury, but the issue of pedestrian accidents can make this difficult sometimes. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident caused by someone or something else, you could be entitled to compensation for your damages. Collecting what you are entitled to can be a difficult and time-consuming process while you are trying to recover from your injuries, which is why working with an attorney can be helpful.
Read on to learn more about pedestrian accidents, and how an attorney from The Law Offices of John Phebus can represent your best interests and help you recover the full amount in damages that the facts of your accident entitle you to.
Pedestrian Accidents are Often Caused by Inattentive or Rule-Breaking Drivers
When someone or something else caused the pedestrian accident that injured you, you could be entitled to compensation. What matters is whether or not the party that caused the accident owed you any duty or responsibility, and whether the cause of your injuries was due to a break in that duty. This is a legal concept known as “negligence”, and to recover compensation for your damages, you’ll need to prove it.
Common causes of pedestrian accidents you can recover damages for include:
Driving while fatigued or drowsy, making the driver runnable to safely respond to conditions on the road
Equipment or vehicle malfunctions
Speeding or aggressive driving
Running red lights or stop signs
When a driver breaks the rules of the road and causes an accident, they will be liable for the damages that result from the accident. Determining when another party was liable for your pedestrian accident requires a careful consideration of the facts and circumstances of your accident, and how the law and precedent from prior cases applies to them.
Your Pedestrian Accident Attorney Collects Evidence to Support Your Claim
Determining whether you are entitled to damages and in what amount depends upon the evidence gathered and incorporated into your claim. This can be a complex process to navigate while trying to recover from your injuries, and working with a Scottsdale pedestrian accident attorney provides you support through every step of the process.
You can only collect damages that you can prove with evidence, so it is essential that you accurately measure your damages before accepting a settlement offer. Once you accept an offer of settlement, you can collect nothing further from the accident. This can leave you and your family to pay the costs associated with your accident out-of-pocket in the future. Your Scottsdale pedestrian accident lawyer gathers evidence and schedules follow-up appointments to determine the long-term implications of your injuries.
Connect with a Scottsdale Pedestrian Accident Lawyer for Help
Reach out to The Law Offices of John Phebus to schedule your free assessment or call (623) 847-7117 to determine how we can advocate for the best possible outcome in your pedestrian accident.