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Pedestrian Accidents

Have You Had Any Pedestrian Accidents?

Your entire life can change in the blink of an eye if you’ve been in a vehicular accident as a pedestrian. In a busy city like Phoenix, pedestrians are always vulnerable to being hit by a car, bus, truck, motorcycle, or other motorist. When pedestrians are hit by a vehicle, they may be seriously injured or have a traumatic emotional experience due to the accident. It’s our goal at Jenkins Law Firm to assist pedestrians to get them the compensation that they deserve if they’ve been injured by a motorist. If you or someone you know has been involved in an a pedestrian-related motor vehicle accident, give us a call at (602) 283-9868. We’ll provide you with a free consultation and determine the best course of action to take with your case.

 

What Are Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents?

An accident involving a pedestrian can happen anywhere. When school is out for the afternoon and the roads are filled with students, drivers may not be aware of the number of people that are walking across streets or on sidewalks. In a populated downtown area, drivers may be negligent when looking out for those who are walking near them. In either event, some of the common causes that result in motorcycle accidents include:

  • Excessive speeding in densely populated areas. It is important to take note of and obey the speed limit so that you are able to quickly take control of your vehicle in an emergency situation
  • Ignoring signage for drivers. Many drivers in Phoenix find themselves continually in a rush. Whether they are needing to get across town in order to make an appointment, or they simply want to beat rush hour by getting ahead of other drivers, many drivers will ignore the street signs and lights that are there to help protect pedestrians. While a driver may be looking to beat a red light by speeding through it
  • Not paying attention to their surroundings. A driver should be sure to have their attention focused on the road at all times. Just a split-second of not paying attention to the surroundings could result in serious injuries or even death with a pedestrian. In some cases, a driver may also be driving negligently by texting, using their phone, adjusting the radio, or simply dozing off while behind the wheel.

 

Don’t Wait To Call

If you or someone that you love has been involved in a pedestrian accident, we strongly urge that you give us a call today.  The sooner that we can begin working on your case, the quicker we can fight to get you the compensation that you deserve. We know that an injury involving a pedestrian and a motorist can result in many different circumstances. In some cases, a pedestrian may need to go to the hospital or even get physical rehabilitation treatment after they’ve been injured. In other scenarios, a person may be killed and the family will be stuck with the costs of a funeral on top of the traumatic experience of losing a loved one.

Jenkins Law Firm is here to help those that have been involved in a pedestrian accident. If this describes you give us a call today at (602) 283-9868 for a free consultation. We look forward to defending your rights and helping you get the compensation you deserve.