In certain situations, a Yuma pedestrian wrongful death lawyer can help victims of crashes by lending a hand in assessing the situation properly to determine the legal implications involved. According to ABC15, an 84 year-old man just recently died due to injuries he sustained after he was hit by a pickup truck. The fatal collision occurred on a Monday morning at around 7 a.m. near 26th Street and 33rd Drive. Results of the preliminary investigation found that the man was crossing the street when a 1992 Chevrolet pickup truck, which a 16-year-old was driving, struck him. The man was transported to a hospital but was later pronounced dead due to his injuries. We send our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the victim and our prayers go out to them.
Phoenix Pedestrian Accident Statistics
Pedestrian accidents can happen at any time. Recent statistics published by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) show that there were 155 fatalities and 1,236 pedestrian injuries in 2010.
Arizona State Pedestrian Law
Pedestrians are given priority when crossing the street. While pedestrians are supposed to cross on marked crosswalks, there will always be pedestrians who will walk on unmarked crosswalks. Either way, pedestrians may be seen crossing the road at intersections and drivers should try to yield the right of way.
Contact an Arizona Wrongful Death Lawyer
In cases such as these, it is recommended that you contact an Arizona wrongful death lawyer. The case should be examined by an experienced wrongful death lawyer so that the family understands how to ensure the best possible settlement is obtained and justice is served. The top Arizona wrongful death lawyers offer free consultations and will not take a fee until the case is settled. The Breyer Law Offices is willing to help the families of those victims of wrongful death claims and will answer all your questions. Call anytime for a free consultation at 602-457-6222. You can also follow us on our Arizona Law Team Twitter account for additional information, news, and other topics of interest.