Pedestrian Accident | Phoenix Personal Injury Law Blog
Arizona has many cities, towns, and communities, from bustling metropolises like Phoenix and Tucson to college towns and tourist destinations. These population centers are the locations of heavy traffic congestion, presenting unique challenges for pedestrian safety.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Arizona ranked sixth on a list of states with the highest pedestrian accident rates. In a state that is considered one of the most dangerous for those traveling on foot, it is important to understand the legal aspects and responsibilities associated with accidents involving runners. In this blog, we will discuss the legal duty of care motorists have to runners as well as the elements involved in determining negligence and liability.
If you were injured while jaywalking, you may still be entitled to compensation. Arizona is a comparative negligence state, meaning it is vital to contact an attorney to help you navigate the court system if you have been involved in a pedestrian accident. The Husband & Wife Law Team is here to help. Call us at (602) 457-6222 today.
As parents with a young child in a stroller were attempting to cross a Phoenix intersection on October 14, 2019, a Jeep sped through a red light and barreled toward them. At the last second, another car traveling through the green light t-boned the Jeep and pushed it away from the pedestrians, perhaps saving their lives.
Unlike many surrounding cities, Mesa is interested in increasing the number of scooters, and it hopes that by dropping the business licensing fees from $5,000 to $400 will help. City officials believe that scooters are just another answer to the public demand for cost-effective public transportation, and that more scooters will help connect residents to bus routes and light rail stops.
Is it Sin City, or crowd city? Las Vegas is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States, and people come from all around the world to see the shows, eat the food, get in on the betting, and generally let loose. As a result, groups shuffle around the Strip, packed together as they cross streets, hail taxis, or meet Ubers, and confusion is the order of the day.
Walking along Arizona streets can be one of the most dangerous things you do, according to recent data released by the state’s Department of Transportation. In fact, being hit by a car is one of the top 20 causes of death for people living in Arizona. It often happens in big cities, and other studies show that cities like Phoenix are slow to remedy this danger.
On April 1, 2019, swap your loafers for sneakers and participate in Walk to Work Day! What began as a promotion in a magazine in 2004, is now promoted by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The goal of the initiative is to increase awareness about the many benefits of walking.
A Glendale student was struck and injured by a car while she was walking to school on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at the intersection of 47th and Northern avenues. She is a student at Apollo High School and was crossing within the crosswalk. It is unclear why the driver didn’t yield to her.
The number of people who use scooters to get to and from work, school and shopping areas are steadily increasing each day. Scooters are an efficient way to get around town, as they cost less to operate than cars and require less physical exertion than bicycles. More and more people are taking them to work, and more and more students are using them to get to class.
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