Arizona drivers are required by law to take caution around pedestrians and other drivers. Sadly, many pedestrians are killed every day in Arizona by motorists who fail to use proper caution or who break traffic laws. People in densely populated areas such as Phoenix choose to walk and bike instead of driving in heavy traffic. Although walking and bicycling through town can be economical, it can also increase the risk of catastrophic injury or wrongful death in pedestrian accidents.
You must contact an attorney immediately if you have been struck by a motor vehicle in a pedestrian accident. At Zazueta Law, PLLC, we are devoted and determined advocates. Our goal is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by others' negligent conduct and to help alleviate the devastating physical, emotional, and financial burdens they suffer. Zazueta Law will demonstrate unsurpassed preparation and relentless dedication to clients who put their trust in Zazueta Law.
Who's At Fault For A Pedestrian Accident?
If you are commuting through town as a pedestrian, the best way to protect yourself is to learn and follow Arizona pedestrians laws that apply to you. These laws are in place to protect you and prevent dangerous accidents with motorists. Pedestrians who obey the law are also helpful to drivers for being able to predict their traveling directions. When traveling as a pedestrian, always make yourself visible to drivers and prepare to stay alert and assume that motorists do not see you, especially at night.
Here are some laws to know while acting as a pedestrian in Phoenix:
When pedestrians cross an unmarked intersection, they must yield the right of way to vehicles. When crossing the intersection, pedestrians must wait in a safe location and on the curb until it is safe to travel. Even if you have broken a pedestrian law, you may still be eligible to receive compensation if you are injured.
Compensation and Recovering Damages
Whenever a motorist injures a Phoenix pedestrian due to the driver's negligence, the pedestrian has the right to sue the party or parties to blame for the collision to seek monetary damages. Hiring an experienced attorney is in your best interest to recover damages that will cover all your expenses. The at-fault insurance may compensate for your medical expenses but never rely on insurance companies to fully protect your medical costs for your injuries. The insurance company's motivation is to pay out as little as possible.
You may be eligible to get compensation for the following damages through a Phoenix pedestrian accident claim:
Usually, drivers are to blame during pedestrian accidents due to their responsibility under the law to take reasonable precautions to protect pedestrians from injury. In some situations, other parties, such as the City of Phoenix, may be held liable for the accident for failing to properly construct the road, keeping the sidewalk or parking lot in good condition, or maintaining the traffic signals. The key to obtaining compensation is demonstrating that the other party was negligent in some manner.
Here are some elements in proving negligence in a claim:
Contact A Pedestrian Accident Attorney
At Zazueta Law, PLLC, we are devoted and determined advocates. Our goal is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by others' negligent conduct and to help alleviate the devastating physical, emotional, and financial burdens they suffer. Zazueta Law will demonstrate unsurpassed preparation and relentless dedication to clients who put their trust in Zazueta Law.
Our firm serves the areas of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, Glendale, Peoria, Goodyear, Surprise, Queen Creek, and Tucson in Arizona.
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