As experienced Scottsdale pedestrian accident attorneys, we were deeply saddened to hear of a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on Saturday, March 10, 2012, according to AZ Family. The collision occurred when a woman crossing the street at Osborn Road and Scottsdale Road was struck by a pickup truck making a left hand turn at the light. The driver was not hurt in the crash, and police determined that he was not impaired at the time of the accident. The pedestrian died at the scene.
What Causes Scottsdale Car Accidents with Pedestrians?
Scottsdale car accidents with pedestrians, like most pedestrian crashes in Arizona, usually end in either death or serious injury. In 2010, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) reported 1,449 pedestrian crashes. Of these crashes, 156 were fatal and 1,178 others were reported to have caused serious injuries. This means that more than 93 percent of all car crashes involving pedestrians result in either serious injury or death. Reducing your risk of being involved in a pedestrian crash is up to you; always yield to pedestrians when making a left or right turn, and watch out for pedestrians illegally entering the crossways as well.
How Can a Scottsdale Pedestrian Accident Attorney Help?
Many pedestrians involved in a Scottsdale pedestrian accident suffer severe trauma to their heads, necks, spines, and bodies, all of which can cause death. A qualified Scottsdale pedestrian accident attorney could help the family of the woman killed in this pedestrian crash get fair compensation for their loss. The Husband and Wife Law Team would help the family by completing research on the case, including gathering witness statements and evidence, and doing a background check on the driver, his assets, and his insurance. A skilled pedestrian accident attorney will work hard to prove that your family deserves compensation to cover medical bills, taxes, funeral expenses, lost wages, and other damages directly related to the crash and the wrongful death of your loved one. If someone you love was killed or injured in a pedestrian crash, a free consultation with Breyer Law, P.C. could help put you on the path to recovery. Call us today.