Phoenix Pedestrian Accident Attorney
The pedestrian accident lawyers at Cruz & Associates focus on auto accidents in Phoenix and throughout Arizona and can help victims of pedestrian collisions secure financial compensation. To discuss your case with one of our Phoenix injury lawyers, contact us for a FREE initial consultation.
Pedestrians have no protection from the dangers of the road. If a vehicle strikes a pedestrian, there is no structural protection, helmet, or other gear coming between the victim and objects of impact. This can result in some of the most serious injuries of any type of vehicle collision.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Collisions
In our almost 30 years of experience as a practice, we’ve learned one main truth about pedestrian collisions – they are preventable. It is up to every driver in Arizona to watch for pedestrians, obey traffic rules, and yield the right-of-way at crosswalks. It is the city’s job to maintain crosswalks and traffic signals, and to design streets and sidewalks that put pedestrian safety first. When drivers fail to fulfill their duties to pedestrians, harmful collisions happen. The main causes of pedestrian accidents include:
- Driver negligence. Drivers who text behind the wheel, drive drowsy, or don’t pay attention to the road are the most at risk of causing pedestrian collisions. Negligent drivers make errors that can prove fatal to vulnerable road users. If a negligent driver struck you, you may consider a civil claim for compensation for your financial losses.
- Driver recklessness. Negligence refers to failure to fulfill a duty, but recklessness describes doing something without thinking or caring about the consequences. If a driver drinks and drives, speeds, runs red lights, or rolls through stop signs, he or she is recklessly endangering the lives of others – including unsuspecting pedestrians.
- Unsafe crosswalks. Sometimes pedestrians and drivers observe their duties, but still end up in collisions. In these cases, it could be the design of the roadway, intersection, or crosswalk to blame. If the city failed to maintain its crosswalks, leading to a malfunctioning signal, it could put the city at fault for a collision.
Have Questions About Your Pedestrian Accident? We’re Available for You 24/7.
As trusted pedestrian accident attorneys in Phoenix, we’ve helped thousands of clients since the firm’s start in 1989. Injured pedestrians likely have several pressing questions on their minds, such as, “Who is at fault?” “Can I recover for my injuries?” “What if I’m partially responsible?” We’re here to answer these questions, ease victims’ minds, and address concerns after a collision. Both of our offices provide 24/7 services to answer your questions when they occur and when you need help the most.
One of the most common questions we receive is whether an injured person has a case. If you suspect that someone else – a driver, fellow pedestrian, the city, a product manufacturer, etc. – was negligent and this negligence contributed to your injuries, odds are you have grounds to file a personal injury claim. If a driver struck you and took off, you can file a hit-and-run claim with your insurance company. A conversation with one of our attorneys can open your eyes to all the possibilities for recovery after a pedestrian collision.
Hiring a Phoenix Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
If you believe you have grounds to bring a personal injury or wrongful death claim against a driver, the government, or another party for a pedestrian collision, talk to an attorney at our Phoenix office. Our lawyers can walk you through the steps to file a claim and help you learn the potential value of your case. We can make sure you don’t miss an important filing deadline and maximize your chances of full compensation. Contact us today to schedule your complimentary case evaluation.