Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Arizona
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A pedestrian accident occurs when a motor vehicle collides with a person on foot. These accidents may occur in a number of different ways and can cause serious injury, or even death, to the pedestrian, as the person on foot does not have the same protection as the individual in the motor vehicle. That’s why it’s important to know experienced Arizona pedestrian accident lawyers.
If you have been hit by a car in Arizona, call one of our experienced pedestrian accident attorneys at Zinda Law Group as soon as possible. Our knowledgeable attorneys are available to our clients 24, 7 and have the resources and ability to guide you through the entire legal process of filing a claim for compensation for your injuries. Call our Arizona team today at (800) 863-5312; as always, your initial consultation is 100% free, and you do not pay us anything unless we are successful in wining your unique case.
Common causes of pedestrian accidents and safety tips
Understanding the possible causes of pedestrian accidents and related safety tips may help you from becoming injured. If you have been injured by a motor vehicle, however, contact a pedestrian accident lawyer at Zinda Law Group as soon as possible to discuss your case.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
There are many different causes of pedestrian accidents. They may be caused by a distracted driver, a negligent driver, or from an inexperienced driver. Whatever the cause, our experienced pedestrian accident attorneys may be able to help you investigate your case, determine fault, and begin your pedestrian accident lawsuit. Below are examples of causes of pedestrian accidents:
Distracted driving causes injuries to hundreds of thousands of individuals in the United States each year. In 2018 alone, there were 2,800 people killed due to a distracted driver; of this number, one in every five killed were pedestrians—either walking, riding their bikes, or otherwise outside of any motor vehicle.
Distracted driving includes behaviors such as driving while eating, texting, playing with the radio, talking to other passengers, or anything that takes the driver’s attention away from the act of driving. If you were injured due to a distracted driver, call one of our pedestrian accident lawyers today.
Failure to Yield at a Right of Way
A right of way may indicate that either motor vehicles or pedestrians have the right to cross the street first. For example, if a traffic signal directs a pedestrian to cross the street, a motor vehicle driver must allow the pedestrian to cross before driving through the crosswalk area. On the other hand, a pedestrian cannot cross the street in front of traffic if there is no signal indicating that it is safe to do so.
Failure to yield to a right of way may cause a vehicle to crash into a pedestrian, causing serious harm or even death. If you were injured at a crosswalk, contact a pedestrian accident law firm to determine whether or not you have a potential lawsuit.
Driving Under the Influence
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is always a bad idea because intoxication slows your reaction time, affects your motor skills, and reduces your concentration, among other risks. Drinking and driving is also against the law, with federal regulations prohibiting anyone from driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or higher. If you were injured by a driver and believe they had been drinking, contact a Zinda Law Group pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as possible.
Pedestrian Safety Tips
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has put forth a number of pedestrian safety tips to keep in mind when out for a walk or jog:
1. Carry a flashlight or wear reflective clothing to increase your visibility.
2. Only cross the street at designated crosswalks.
3. If possible, only walk on the sidewalk or on a pathway; if you have to walk on the road, walk on the shoulder and face traffic.
4. Avoid distractions such as earbuds or walking after consuming drugs or alcohol.
Unfortunately, you may still be involved in a pedestrian accident even if you are taking all the proper precautions. If you were hit by a motor vehicle while walking, you may need to contact a pedestrian accident law firm in Arizona. Our experienced attorneys can walk you through the entire legal process and help you receive the maximum amount of compensation available in your case.
Types of pedestrian accident injuries in Arizona
Depending on different factors, such as the speed of the vehicle and how you were hit, you may be suffering from a wide array of injuries; these injuries may be relatively minor, such as light bruising, or they may be life-threatening. No matter your injuries, the right pedestrian accident lawyer will be able to help you seek the maximum amount of compensation available in your type of case. Below are examples of potential injuries resulting from a pedestrian accident:
Traumatic Brain Injuries
If you have been hit by a car while walking, you may suffer from a violent blow to your head, causing a traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries can be extremely dangerous and may result in long-term physical and psychological effects. These injuries are categorized as either “mild,” “moderate,” or “severe,” with each category having a wide range of symptoms.
Symptoms of mild traumatic brain injuries include:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Blurred vision
- Sensitivity to light
- Memory or concentration problems
- Changes in sleep patterns
Symptoms of moderate to severe brain injuries include any symptoms of a mild brain injury, as well as:
- Loss of consciousness from several minutes to hours
- Convulsions or seizures
- Pupil dilation
- Weakness in fingers or toes
- Profound confusion
- Slurred speech
Always seek immediate medical attention if you or your child has received a blow to the head, as you may be suffering from a traumatic brain injury. Even a mild brain injury may need prompt medical attention.
Fractures, or broken bones, are painful injuries that require immediate medical care. There are several different kinds of fractures that may occur due to a pedestrian accident. Examples of different kinds of fractures include:
- Closed Fracture: A closed fracture refers to an injury that does not break open the skin.
- Open Fracture: If the skin opens due to the injury, the break is referred to as an open or compound fracture.
- Complete Fracture: A complete fracture occurs when the break goes completely through the bone, separating it in two.
- Partial Fracture: If the break does not go completely through the bone, it is referred to as a partial fracture.
If you believe you may have broken a bone, seek medical attention. A medical professional will be able to properly diagnose the injury and treat it accordingly. Next, contact a knowledgeable to help get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Another serious injury that may result from a pedestrian accident is a spinal cord injury; this injury occurs when there is damage to any part of the spinal cord or nearby nerves. Spinal cord injuries may affect your ability to control certain limbs, depending on where the injury occurred on the spinal cord. There are two types of spinal cord injuries:
- Complete: A complete spinal cord injury occurs when all feeling and motor function is lost below the site of the injury.
- Incomplete: If the victim has some motor function or sensory function below the affected area, the injury is referred to as incomplete.
If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident, there are a number of signs and symptoms that may indicate a spinal cord injury. These signs include:
- Extreme back pain or pressure
- Weakness, incoordination, or paralysis
- Numbness in hands, fingers, feet, or toes
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
- Oddly twisted neck or back
When you have suffered from significant trauma to your head or neck, seek immediate medical attention from a medical professional. If you or your loved one was injured in a pedestrian accident, contact a knowledgeable pedestrian accident attorney at Zinda Law Group as soon as possible. Our attorneys have ample experience in getting our clients compensation for their physical and mental injuries, and we may be able to help you too.
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Pedestrian accidents can occur for a number of reasons; for instance, a driver may be distracted on the phone or driving while intoxicated. These accidents can cause the victim serious injury, resulting in hefty medical bills and emotional distress. After seeking medical attention, your next step is to find a nearby pedestrian accident attorney to help investigate your case.
If you have suffered injury as a pedestrian, contact a Zinda Law Group pedestrian accident lawyer today. We have the knowledge and resources to fight for your legal rights and to guide you through the entire legal process.
Our team is here to answer any questions you may have regarding your unique pedestrian injury case. Contact us today at (800) 863-5312 to schedule your 100% free initial consultation. As always, you do not pay us anything unless we are successful in winning your case; that is our No Win, No Fee Guarantee.
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