As Glendale pedestrian accident injury lawyers, we were deeply saddened to hear that a pedestrian was hit and killed in a recent car accident. Just recently, ABC15 reported that a man is in serious condition after being hit by a vehicle on Bell Road. Police say that a woman was driving eastbound when the man stepped into traffic when he was struck. The woman stopped the vehicle immediately and stayed on the scene. It was reported that the man was not in a crosswalk when the accident happened. According to police, impairment and speed were not factors in the crash.
Glendale Pedestrian Car Accident Statistics
In 2009, there were a total of 13 fatal accidents in Glendale. There were 28 people involved in the accidents; 13 were fatalities, and 2 pedestrians were involved in the fatal accidents.
Arizona State Pedestrian Law
In Arizona, there is no strict pedestrian law. However, it is encouraged that people use the crosswalk when crossing the street, especially at intersections. When a pedestrian is in a crosswalk, he has the right of way, and the vehicle will have to yield to the pedestrian. Every case is different though. We have handled many cases where after investigation, it is proven that the pedestrian was not at fault even though he/she was not in the crosswalk at the time of the accident.
Contact an Experienced Glendale Pedestrian Accident Attorney
An experienced Glendale Pedestrian Accident Attorney will know how to investigate the accident scene to determine if the pedestrian was truly 100% at fault for this accident. Under Arizona law, an injured party can collect for whatever percentage he/she was not at fault. Therefore, if an attorney was able to prove that the driver was speeding or that there was a good reason why the pedestrian was not in the crosswalk, it is possible that the family of this man is still able to collect from the insurance company of the driver. The lawyers at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. have been helping pedestrians and their families obtain successful settlements on cases like this one for years. For a free consultation call (623) 455-6603. You can also follow us on our Arizona Personal Injury Lawyers Twitter account for firm news, helpful information, and other topics of interest.