As experienced Tucson car attorneys, we are alarmed at the recent string of both pedestrian crashes and hit-and-run crashes occurring throughout Tucson and the state of Arizona over the past two weeks, including a fatal hit-and-run involving a pedestrian on Friday, March 9, 2012, according to the Arizona Daily Star. The crash occurred when a car near the intersection of West Roger Road and North Fairview Avenue hit a 57-year-old man. It is unknown if the man was trying to cross the street at the time of the crash. According to police, the man’s external injuries suggest that he was dragged by the car. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene and police are still searching for a suspect. The man suffered severe injuries and died at the scene before police or paramedics could arrive. Our hearts go out to his family and we wish them strength and peace during this difficult time.
The Dangers of a Tucson Car Accident Involving a Pedestrian
A Tucson car accident, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), has a more than 37 percent chance of causing severe injury or death. Also, the number increases exponentially when the crash involves a pedestrian. The department also reports that each year nearly 11 percent of all Arizona pedestrian crashes kill the pedestrian and a staggering 83 percent cause severe injuries. Pedestrian crashes are considered highly dangerous because pedestrians have no protection from severe head, neck, spine, or body injuries, and victims often sustain life-threatening external and internal injuries as a result of the impact.
How Can a Tucson Wrongful Death Accident Attorney Help?
This Tucson pedestrian accident resulted in serious injuries and ultimately death for the victim. A skilled Tucson wrongful death accident attorney could help the family of the victim negotiate compensation for personal damages they suffered as a result of the collision. The attorneys at Breyer Law, P.C. can work with experts to reconstruct the scene of the crash, gather evidence and witness statements, and help to ensure that the at-fault party provides recompense. The Husband and Wife Law Team works hard to ensure that you receive compensation to help cover expenses relating to the funeral, medical care where appropriate, and personal pain and suffering, as well as lost wages and loss of a wage earner. We offer free consultations to help you determine if you have a case. Call us today for your complimentary consultation.