As personal injury lawyers in Glendale, we’ve seen our share of pedestrian accident cases where a pedestrian is trying to cross the street and is hit by a car. Clearly, being involved in this kind of accident can lead to major injuries for the pedestrian. Even if the car is moving slowly, it still weighs thousands of pounds and can cause major damage to the unprotected human body. After all, there’s nothing to shield the pedestrian – no air bag to cushion the blow and no seatbelt to hold them in place. So in these kinds of accidents, there is almost always serious harm done to the pedestrian involved.
That said, there are certain kinds of pedestrian accidents that we seem to see time and again. One of the most common kinds of pedestrian accidents happens when the driver of the car involved doesn’t look right before turning and hits a person. The driver may be turning at an intersection or they could be coming out of a driveway. Whatever the situation, they look left to check for traffic and pedestrians, but fail or forget to look right before turning.
Unfortunately, in many pedestrian accident cases in Glendale – and throughout Maricopa County – the driver of the vehicle doesn’t immediately take responsibility for their actions. Instead of saying that the accident was their fault, they claim that the pedestrian came out of nowhere and caused the accident. We’ve seen negligent drivers try and use this defense in pedestrian accident cases time and again.
As the pedestrian, you have the right of way and even if you weren’t at fault in the accident, you need to be able to prove your claim. You need to gather evidence, such as testimonies from eyewitnesses who saw what happened. That’s why it’s so critical to hire a personal injury attorney who is experienced in Glendale pedestrian accident cases. An attorney who knows what they’re doing will be able to quickly gather critical evidence that will be vital in proving your personal injury claim.
Not all pedestrian accidents need to result in a lawsuit and you may not even need an attorney. But if you do have a legitimate claim against a driver, then you must file a lawsuit within a certain time period, or risk losing out on your ability to receive compensation. So before going off on your own, consult with an injury lawyer who is experienced with pedestrian accident claims.
If you were injured in a pedestrian accident and you’d like to explore all of your legal options, then please contact the Glendale pedestrian accident attorneys at Breyer Law Offices. We are available to answer any questions you may have about a possible personal injury claim. We’ve helped thousands of injured victims and we understand that dealing with an attorney and a possible personal injury lawsuit can seem intimidating. But rest assured that we will do everything possible to answer your questions and provide the guidance and advice you need so you can make the best decision possible.
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