Casa Grande Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Pedestrians have rights – but not all drivers in Casa Grande respect those rights. Drivers who speed through intersections, drive distracted, texting, drunk, or without paying attention to the road ahead can leave a pedestrian seriously or fatally injured. A driver who fails to operate a vehicle safely and injures an innocent pedestrian must be held accountable.
Sadly, Arizona has one of the highest rates of pedestrian deaths in the USA. The GHSA (Governors Highway Safety Association) reports that pedestrian deaths have increased by 27 percent in the last decade. It is frightening to realize that Arizona has the highest rate of pedestrian fatalities in the country, according to azcentral. Rather than the numbers decreasing, they have increased. Any person walking in Casa Grande must be extremely careful.
Pedestrians can be seriously injured or killed due to the following situations:
- Drunk drivers
- Distracted drivers
- Texting while driving
- Drowsy drivers
- Drug-impaired driving
- Unsafe turns
- Aggressive driving
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, you are facing challenging times ahead. The injuries inflicted on the body when impacted by a vehicle are often extremely serious, leaving the victim with permanent disabilities, or facing many months of medical care and treatment in an effort to regain health, as much as possible.
The injuries sustained after being hit by a car, truck, SUV, van, or another vehicle, can leave an innocent person, whether child or adult, facing a lifetime of challenges. The pedestrian has no protection other than clothing and is thrown onto the roadway and may be subjected to a secondary impact from other moving vehicles. The injuries sustained in these horrific accidents include:
- Head injuries
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Disfiguring injuries
- Severe lacerations
- Fatal injuries
Pedestrians have rights in Arizona. At crosswalks, pedestrians have the right-of-way. Many drivers violate this right-of-way, whether due to failing to see the pedestrian, or lack of concern. The driver is legally required to come to a full stop and allow you to cross, and a passing vehicle may not pass the stopped vehicle. As a pedestrian, while you have the right-of-way, you must be very aware of moving vehicles and never step out onto a crosswalk without first observing the flow of traffic. When walking in areas where there are sidewalks, pedestrians are required to use them. If the area does not have a sidewalk, you must walk towards oncoming traffic. Joggers and runners are considered pedestrians in our state and are required to follow these laws. While you are protected by law and have the right to safely cross at crosswalks, many drivers are not paying attention, don’t see you, and could be speeding, drunk or texting.
At Breyer Law Offices, P.C. we represent the injured in pedestrian accident cases. If a pedestrian has succumbed due to fatal injuries, we can represent the close family in a wrongful death claim. We are dedicated, talented, and well-versed in personal injury law. We offer a level of professional counsel that we believe to be superior:
- One of our firm founders, Attorney Mark Breyer is a certified specialist in injury and wrongful death law – a designation earned by less than two percent of all lawyers practicing in Arizona.
- We have a long record of success and have been serving the community since 1996.
- We provide a free consultation and provide our legal services on a contingency fee basis.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious or life-threatening injuries in a pedestrian accident, contact us directly at (602) 267-1280 for a free case consultation Casa Grande car accident attorney.
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