The law team at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. was extremely disappointed to hear that yet another driver has fled the scene of a pedestrian accident in Phoenix. The woman who was hit was crossing the road near 19th Avenue and Camelback Road on December 22. The driver left her lying across the light-rail tracks after hitting her. Our thoughts and prayers are with her, and we wish her a fast recovery.
People who leave the scene of car accidents should question their actions and turn themselves in to the police. For families of injured victims, and even more so for families of loved ones who are killed in hit and run car accidents, knowing the facts surrounding an accident is important. When drivers leave the scene, it makes it that much harder for families and loved ones of innocent victims. No one should ever be the victim of a hit and run car accident.
Causes of This Phoenix Hit and Run Accident
According to a news report in AZ Central, this Phoenix pedestrian accident happened at night when visibility was poor. The woman crossed outside of a designated crosswalk. When the car hit her, the driver apparently kept going and fled the scene. The pedestrian was intoxicated. That being said, this woman most likely has a personal injury claim against the driver. Whether pedestrians are intoxicated or not in the cross walk does not always determine whether or not they have a valid personal injury claim, especially when the driver flees the scene of the car accident.
How Can a Phoenix Personal Injury Attorney Help?
It would take an experienced Phoenix hit and run attorney to investigate this accident. Some victims think they have no legal rights if they cross outside of a designated crosswalk or are intoxicated, but that is not always true, especially as stated above, when the driver has broken the law by fleeing the scene. The Husband and Wife Law Team at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. would have to thoroughly investigate by reviewing police reports, interviewing witnesses, and more. The team would work to obtain a settlement from the at-fault driver to pay for the medical expenses, hospital stay, and more. Contact us for a free initial consultation.