As this article points out, it can be very dangerous to simply walk along the city streets of Phoenix. A driver is now facing felony charges for not stopping after a pedestrian accident in Phoenix. The injured victim is being treated for life-threatening injuries for walking on a sidewalk. This is a sad fact that accident lawyers in Arizona see on a regular basis when it comes to pedestrian accidents.
Most people who are hurt when they are walking down the street do not know what rights they have. First, they obviously have a right to make an insurance claim in Arizona against the driver who hit them. If the driver who hit them has no insurance, or does not have enough insurance, most pedestrians do not realize that they have a right to bring a claim against their own automobile insurance coverage. Yes, we can repeat that; if somebody is not in their car at the time that they are hit and injured in a car accident while they are walking, their own uninsured motorist coverage and underinsured motorist coverage will almost always apply to protect them.
You do not have to be in your car to be protected by your Arizona automobile insurance policy in almost any case. Whether it takes a lawsuit against the person who caused the accident, or whether it takes a claim against someone’s own insurance company after they were hurt, depends on many factors and requires the help of an experienced Phoenix insurance coverage lawyer.
If you or anybody you know needs an experienced lawyer or certified specialist in injury and wrongful death litigation because of an injury suffered as a pedestrian or in a car accident, please feel free to give us a call at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. Even if you haven’t decided to hire our firm or even another attorney, if you just want your questions answered so you can make the best possible decision after obtaining the answers to your questions, we are more than happy to explain to you what can and cannot be done in the pursuit of your claim. Call 602-978-6400 today for a free consultation with an experienced Phoenix personal injury attorney.