A pedestrian accident can be a terrifying and traumatizing event. In a collision between a pedestrian and vehicle, the pedestrian always loses. Many pedestrian accidents in Arizona occur due to negligent and distracted drivers. At Gerber Injury Law, it is our mission to hold drivers accountable for the accidents and injuries they cause. If you or a loved one has injuries from a pedestrian accident in Arizona, do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation with a Phoenix personal injury lawyer. You may be eligible for financial compensation.
Going unrepresented during a pedestrian accident case in Arizona could expose you to significant risks. You could fall prey to insurance company bad faith tactics that ultimately decrease your recovery award, such as denying your valid claim or downplaying your injuries. Protect yourself by having the right attorney by your side during the claims process. Hire a pedestrian accident lawyer in Arizona with experience in this practice area, positive past results, conveniently located offices and a personal touch. You should feel comfortable in the ability of the lawyer you choose to see your claim through to the end.
According to Arizona state law, vehicles are prohibited from driving on sidewalks, or from driving past a pedestrian who is on their side of the roadway while crossing the street. Also, though it is legal for bicyclists to ride on sidewalks, any bicycle accidents involving pedestrians will likely be the fault of the cyclist. When a motorist fails to observe traffic laws relative to pedestrians, pedestrian accidents are very likely. Because of the nature of such accidents, serious personal injury is extremely common and wrongful death is quite possible. Catastrophic injuries are likely as well, including broken bones and traumatic brain injuries.
If a driver broke a traffic law or otherwise behaved negligently and caused your pedestrian accident, you have the right to pursue compensation from that driver’s insurance company. Arizona is a fault insurance state. After any type of motor vehicle accident, injured victims will seek financial damages from the insurer of the at-fault party. The driver’s insurer may have to pay for your medical bills and other damages up to the policy’s limits.
An insurance company may request evidence such as police reports and medical documents to support your claim. If the insurer refuses to treat your case fairly, you may need to go to trial to win compensation instead. For a positive verdict at trial, you or a personal injury lawyer will need to establish the defendant’s fault for your pedestrian accident as more likely to be true than not true. This is the burden of proof in all civil claims. Our attorneys at Gerber Injury Law can help victims through pedestrian accident trials in Arizona.
Medical bills for the treatment of injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident, can be devastating. Additional physical therapy or other future medical expenses in the future should be primary considerations when settling your pedestrian accident case. If the driver who struck you remains at the scene and fulfills his or her duties, you should have the insurance information you need to file a claim to damages. Sometimes, however, an at-fault driver flees the scene.
As the victim of a hit-and-run pedestrian accident in Phoenix, your recovery options will look different. You may not have the insurance company of the at-fault driver available to take your case. You may need to file a first-party claim with your insurance provider instead. If you have uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance, this should cover your damages. Otherwise, you may have to seek recovery from a third party, such as the City of Phoenix for an unsafe crosswalk. Our lawyers can explore every option for financial recovery on your behalf.
You as the victim of an accident deserve to receive fair and just compensation from the party at fault. In order to make sure that you are compensated properly after a pedestrian accident, contact Attorney Kenneth P Gerber at the personal injury law firm to discuss your case. There is no fee for a consultation and you do no pay until we win your case. The sooner you act, the better your chances of securing the settlement you deserve.
We know how confusing the aftermath of a pedestrian accident can be. It is critical, however, to act quickly to pursue justice and financial compensation. The sooner you speak to an attorney and initiate the claims process, the more evidence may be available. Acting now could allow your lawyer to preserve evidence such as photographs of the scene and eyewitness statements. it could also ensure you meet Arizona’s two-year claim-filing deadline.
At Gerber Injury Law, we have handled hundreds of personal injury cases for more than 20 years for residents throughout Phoenix, Surprise, and Peoria. Our firm is also very capable of taking your case to court and aggressively fighting on your behalf should such action be necessary. As an innocent victim, you should not have to suffer financially as well as physically after your pedestrian accident. That is why you should consult with a practiced personal injury attorney from our firm as soon as possible. With our experience and skill, your chances of success will be significantly higher by retaining our firm.