As Glendale pedestrian accident attorneys, we are grateful that Glendale is taking steps to decrease pedestrian accidents, including installing a new pedestrian/bike bridge, as well as working on several other bike and pedestrian projects to enhance routes and trails, according to a news report from AZ Central. The city has been granted the Maricopa Association of Governments Livable Communities Award because of its work. The bridge that the city installed is located at Loop 101, and it opened in May 2011. It provides areas for pedestrians to walk and jog away from busy roadways.
Glendale Pedestrian Accident Statistics
According to City-Data.com, there were two fatal pedestrian accidents in 2009. There were also 13 fatal car accidents, and six accidents were caused by drunk drivers.
Avoid Glendale Pedestrian Accidents: Pedestrian Safety Tips
As pedestrian accident attorneys in Glendale, we know that even when pedestrians obey all traffic laws and abide by safety rules, pedestrian accidents can still happen. However, here are some safety tips worth following:
- Always look both ways before crossing a road, and cross at designated crosswalks.
- Wear light, reflective clothing.
- Don’t assume drivers will stop or have seen you; make eye contact and wait for them to come to a complete stop before entering the roadway.
- Do not talk on a cell phone or involve yourself in other distractions when crossing the road or walking near a busy road.
- Be aware at all times.
- Travel in groups if possible.
Contact a Glendale Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one is injured in a Glendale pedestrian accident, contact the Husband and Wife Law Team at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. as soon as possible. While most pedestrian accidents in Arizona have a statute of limitations of up to two years after the accident occurs, we like to investigate the scene of the accident and collect evidence as soon as possible to ensure no evidence is lost over time. We talk to witnesses, review police reports, study brake and skid marks, and more. We work to ensure you receive the best possible medical care, and then we hold the at-fault driver responsible for paying for your medical bills, lost wages, and more. Contact us today at (623) 455-6603. You can also visit our Arizona Personal Injury Lawyers Facebook page for helpful information and other topics of interest.