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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.
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.