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The Biggest Tempe Pedestrian Accident Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

By Breyer Law Offices on January 5, 2015

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.

  • Mistake #1: Not getting appropriate medical treatment in a timely fashion. If you’ve been struck by a vehicle, it is your responsibility to seek out medical treatment. If you do not seek out medical treatment, this could be held against you when you attempt to get a monetary settlement from the driver who struck you with their vehicle.
  • Mistake #2: Not getting a police report for the incident. If you were struck by a vehicle, it is critical to have the police come to the site of the accident. The police report is documentation written and verified by an officer of the law that indicates what happened in the accident and who was found at/ fault. This one piece of paper can be the strength and foundation for your accident injury lawsuit.
  • Mistake #3: Not contacting a skilled personal injury attorney. While not every accident injury case requires the assistance of a premier injury attorney, it is important to take the 10 to 20 minutes of your time to call and get a free consultation. An attorney will be able to help you determine the best course of action for your treatment and your recovery, even if you decide not to retain an attorney. This one free telephone call can help you make the right decision for your future.

Remember, when you are the victim of an incident involving a vehicle, it may seem like no one is there to help you and that no one wants you to get better. But when you take these mistakes into account and really try to understand both your rights and your responsibilities, you’ll be far better off in your recovery.

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