Pedestrian Accident | Phoenix Personal Injury Law Blog - Breyer Law Offices, P.C. - Part 2
No matter what city you live in, Arizona is a beautiful place to experience on foot. But whether you’re making your way to the nearest hiking trail or you’re just trying to get to work on time, there are rules of the road for pedestrians just as there are for motor vehicles and cyclists. It’s important for pedestrians to review these rules so they can make sure they’re staying within the law.
The United States saw a nationwide rise in pedestrian deaths in 2016.
According to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), there was an increase of 25% between 2010 and 2015. The report published by GHSA showed that the number of fatalities in the first half of 2016 was 7% higher than reported at the same time in 2015. The GHSA estimated that the total number of pedestrians killed in traffic accidents in 2016 was an 11% increase overall from 2015.
More and more people are taking to the sidewalks and the trails to get healthy, walk dogs, and enjoy time with loved ones in nature. Pedestrians and runners are often out in the early morning hours, and after work as the sun goes down, to beat the heat. Others find time on lunch breaks to take a stroll. Goodyear has plenty of beautiful areas to hike, walk, and run. Many are accessible via parks or a trailhead. These include areas around the Salt River and Estrella Mountains.
Phoenix is a beautiful city to discover on foot, walking around and soaking in all it has to offer. When most pedestrians head out to enjoy the city, they do so safely. However, some pedestrians always think that they have the right of way, and that vehicles must always yield to them.
In the spirit of National Safety Month, we’d like to remind everyone on the roads—motorists and pedestrians—to travel safely at all times. There are many ways to stay safe as a pedestrian, and most of them simply involve paying attention and being aware of your surroundings.
It’s the New Year, time to make resolutions for the New Year to better yourself and better your life. For many this includes a resolution to get fitter and healthier, and maybe even take up jogging. It’s a great resolution to have, but remember before you take that first step that you will be considered a pedestrian and as such, you’ll need to know how to use the “right of way” the right way!
When you’re out chasing the greatest deals of the season, you’re focused on finding the gifts you showed up for, getting in the checkout line, and getting out of the store before the crowd busts through at full force; but, if you really want to keep the day as stress-free as possible, you also have to focus on staying safe this Black Friday and exercising important pedestrian safety actions that will keep you from becoming the victim of a serious accident.
Being involved in a Tempe pedestrian accident, especially at this time of year, could be your worst nightmare come to life. Unfortunately, incidents on the road involving pedestrians are more common than you think, and involve individuals being hit while crossing the street, waiting to cross the street, or walking down a road that has no sidewalks.
While it is important to do everything you can to avoid these incidents, you should also understand the mistakes that can be made, and must be avoided, after these incidents in order to ensure that your rights and recovery are kept intact. Check out the mistakes here, and do your best to avoid them.
Being involved in an Arizona running accident can change your life in ways that you never imagined were possible. For the majority of runners who are involved in collisions with a motor vehicle, running is no longer a possibility, and whether that is a permanent change or a temporary one will have a great deal to do with the severity of the injuries and the location of the injuries sustained. Unfortunately, as a runner, you do not get the right to choose where your injuries occur on your body and how terrible the injuries are that you sustain. That’s why it’s important for you to understand how to make your recovery the best it can possibly be, no matter what the outcome. Here are the top five steps for making your recovery work for you.
Tempe pedestrian accidents do not have to happen, and although many motorists tend to blame crashes on pedestrians, the truth is that drivers cause the majority of pedestrian accidents. That means that if you are a pedestrian, you should make every possible effort to keep yourself safe. And in order to do that you not only need to make sure that you follow the rules of the road, but that you also know how to identify unsafe motorists so that you can avoid them. Here are some of the easiest ways to identify poor drivers and get to a safer place.
Yuma pedestrian accidents are becoming more and more common as time goes by, and the statistics for those being injured in crashes throughout the city and throughout the state of Arizona are becoming increasingly alarming. Around 10 people die in the total collisions that happen in Yuma each year and more than 915 are injured in addition, according to reports from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). And while these may represent all accidents, statewide pedestrian collision statistics are even more telling. Data indicates that more than nearly 160 pedestrians are killed and nearly 1,360 additional pedestrians are injured throughout the state each year in collisions with vehicles. Although these accidents, and the associated injuries and deaths, are on the rise and becoming more common, no victim feels that their accident in common.
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