Gilbert Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Gilbert, Arizona, is a popular and vibrant town in Maricopa County, just southeast of Phoenix. Known for its popular local food scene and agricultural roots, it is a friendly and welcoming town and a popular destination for visitors. Its real estate market is in an upswing, attracting new residents weekly. All these factors make Gilbert what it is, but they also pose a higher risk factor for pedestrian accidents.
As The Husband & Wife Law Team, we have served the Gilbert community for over 25 years. We have received numerous accolades and awards, including attorney Mark Breyer being recognized by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys as one of the 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys in Arizona for Client Satisfaction, both in 2018 and 2019.
When we take on clients, we become fully committed to their well-being and have recovered millions of dollars in settlements. By choosing The Husband & Wife Law Team, you’re choosing a team of attorneys who genuinely care about you and will keep you diligently informed about your case. Contact our Gilbert, AZ personal injury law firm today at (480) 753-4534 for a free consultation, and let us fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.
Pedestrian collisions are an all too frequent occurrence in Gilbert. Common reasons for pedestrian accidents include:
- Distracted driving is one of the primary causes of pedestrian injuries; drivers divert their focus away from driving to focus more on phones or other distractions in their cars, leading to an increased chance of collisions with pedestrians.
- Speeding is another critical factor. Drivers exceeding the speed limit have less time to react in unexpected situations when pedestrians cross, increasing the risk of an accident and leading to more incidents due to drivers failing to yield to pedestrians at crosswalks, putting pedestrians in harm’s way.
Less common causes of pedestrian accidents include:
- Poor lighting: Infrastructure issues such as poor lighting are less obvious causes of pedestrian accidents. Drivers may not see pedestrians in dimly lit areas until it’s too late.
- Insufficient infrastructure: Insufficient infrastructure, such as crosswalks and sidewalks, forces pedestrians on roads alongside vehicles, increasing the risk of an accident. Here, the emphasis is on driver awareness and city planning to help prevent accidents involving these.
Pedestrian accidents can result in severe injuries, including:
- Broken Bones: The impact of a collision can cause fractures and broken bones, which can require months to heal.
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs): Traumatic brain injuries are a common type of injury in pedestrian accidents. These devastating injuries can be a huge blow to the injury victim’s quality of life and to the lives of their families.
- Spinal Cord Injuries: Severe accidents may result in spinal cord injuries, leading to paralysis. Paralysis will require lifelong care and significantly affect the life of the victim and the victim’s family. It is essential to aggressively pursue the correct amount of compensation in such a case.
Drivers may be liable for a pedestrian accident when they do not exercise care while operating their vehicle, which results in a pedestrian’s injury. This would include speeding, failing to yield, and driving while distracted.
Issues such as poor lighting and infrastructure may put liability on private property owners or local governments. The property owner, whether private or public, has a duty to provide enough light to prevent accidents. They also have a responsibility to fix shoddy infrastructure, such as:
- Missing sidewalks
- Poorly maintained roads
- Missing pedestrian signs
Responsible parties can potentially include city and county governments, state transportation departments, or construction companies.
After being involved in a pedestrian accident, you should ensure you are safe first and foremost. Get out of harm’s way. After you have done this, make sure to carry out the following steps:
- Seek medical help: For any injury, no matter how minor, seek medical treatment immediately.
- Collect contact info: When documenting an accident scene and interviewing witnesses, collect their contact info as well as take photographs at the site of the accident to preserve your evidence.
- Keep records: After the accident, keep records of your injuries and medical expenses incurred; this will help provide evidence for your claim.
Your Gilbert personal injury attorney can provide the following valuable services:
- Negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf
- File your claim and provide the necessary evidence to support it
- Protect your rights throughout the claims process
- Use experts to support your claim when needed
- Ensure that the legal process goes smoothly
- Allow you to heal by taking on the legal side of your case, which can be extremely stressful
You don’t have to go through the aftermath of a pedestrian accident on your own. Reach out to The Husband & Wife Law Team for dedicated representation. Let our experienced Gilbert pedestrian injury lawyers, Mark and Alexis Breyer, guide your case and aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve.
Your well-being is our top priority— call (480) 753-4534 for a free initial consultation today.
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