Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Phoenix, AZ

Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Phoenix AZ

A pedestrian accident lawyer in Phoenix, AZ at Kamper & Estrada, PLLC is available to help victims and their families after being injured while walking on a sidewalk, road, crossing, parking lot, or street way. Pedestrians have the right to walk in these areas without fear; however, all too often there are accidents. When they happen, tragic injuries can result.

According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Association, up to 5,000 pedestrians are killed by a motor vehicle. A further 76,000 are injured. In Phoenix, traffic volume is increasing, and so too are pedestrians walking to work, entertainment venues, parks, and homes. This combination has led to a surmounting number of devastating, even deadly, incidents in vehicle versus pedestrian accidents.

Kamper & Estrada, PLLC understands the potential repercussions of these accidents and routinely fights for the victims and their family members. We have years of experience in getting successful results for thousands of clients. Regardless of the extent of your injuries or the exact details of the incident, we are interested in hearing your story during a free consultation.

When Drivers Don’t Share the Road Safely

America’s roadways are used for a variety of reasons, mainly for vehicles, bicyclists, motorcyclists, pedestrians, trucks, and more. It is the responsibility of each person to act in a safe manner and abide by laws. However, those that break these rules could put others in serious jeopardy. An AZ pedestrian accident lawyer in Phoenix has seen how pedestrian accidents can change the lives of that person forever. Injuries tend to be serious, long-term, and expensive. We can fight for your behalf and all that you had experienced because someone else decided to behave poorly on the road.

Proving Negligence in a Pedestrian Accident

When you start working with a member of our legal team, we may initiate a full investigation to determine who is at fault and whether or not negligence was a factor. More often than not it is the driver of another vehicle which caused the accident. Sometimes an investigation also shows that the victim is partially to blame. When this is discovered, there may still be grounds for a legal claim.

By legal definition, negligence is the failure to implement reasonable care; thereby, causing harm, damage, or injury to another person. To establish negligence, lawyers at Kamper & Estrada, PLLC must show:

  • The defending party had a legal duty to fulfill certain factors or obligations
  • This duty or obligation was breached
  • It was this breach of action that caused the accident
  • The plaintiff was harmed because of this the breach

When Negligence Turns Deadly

A Phoenix pedestrian accident lawyer in AZ has seen how pedestrian accidents can turn fatal, and the cause of these incidents is often negligence. A driver on the road may have hit a pedestrian due to being intoxicated, running a red light, turning right without looking first, driving distractedly, and out of sheer recklessness. In most cases, it is not the pedestrian’s fault that they were struck by a car driver. Rest assured, our team can investigate further to hopefully uncover more vital details and evidence.

Survivors Sustain Severe Injuries

If a pedestrian survives being hit by a car driver, they are likely to suffer from very painful and severe injuries. In a crash between a pedestrian and car, chances are the person is going to be the one with the most drastic of injuries and damage. As a pedestrian, you don’t have protection and are at the mercy of the car driver. Some common injuries that our firm has seen clients endure include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Broken bones
  • Head trauma
  • Road rash
  • Emotional trauma
  • Brain injury
  • Concussion
  • Amputation
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Broken jaw
  • Facial wounds

The injuries listed above don’t just cause agonizing pain and suffering, as they also entail costly medical bills and fees. A member of our legal team can help take some of the burden off your shoulders so that you can focus on healing. We can handle the paperwork as you overcome the accident. Your Phoenix, AZ pedestrian accident lawyer is likely to ask for documents like out-of-pocket receipts, hospital bills, doctor assessments, prescription medication, loss of pay from missing work, and any other information that shows the depth of what you have lost. Then, we can fight to get you the compensation needed to overcome.

Understanding the Driver’s Duty of Care

In general, a driver of a car must exercise caution while on the road. When they fail to do so, they are essentially putting the lives of others at risk. Our legal team may look to see whether or not any of the following could be considered an incidental factor:

  • Driving while distracted
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving to intimidate
  • Speeding over the limit
  • Driving too slow
  • Ignoring traffic signals or lights
  • Failing to signal while turning
  • + More

To establish these things, a lawyer may analyze dash cam footage, surveillance footage, phone logs, witness statements, and so forth.

Understanding the Pedestrian’s Duty of Care

Pedestrians are also obliged to exercise care on a sidewalk, road, or parking lot. If contributory negligence is an element, you may have to take partial responsibility. In general, an Arizona pedestrian accident lawyer may determine a fair percentage for which you are liable. This numerical value will then be deducted from the total settlement. For instance, if you are found to be held 20% liable, you will lose 20% of the damages. Examples of pedestrian negligence may include:

  • Ignoring the “walk” signal
  • Failure to use a crossing bridge
  • Abruptly entering the flow of traffic
  • Walking while distracted (i.e. using a phone)
  • Walking while under the influence of a narcotic or alcohol
  • Darting in front or behind of a vehicle

Before making any assumptions about your case it’s advisable get an opinion from our team, who is knowledgeable in personal injury law. 

Consider Who Saw the Accident Happen

If a bystander or someone you know was present and saw the accident occur, then their statement can be very helpful as you pursue compensation from the driver at-fault. A member of our legal team can contact them and ask for an official statement, to ensure that their story supports your claims. Victims of pedestrian accidents can take action. You do not have to accept what happened to you.

If you would like to discuss your case in further detail, a pedestrian accident lawyer in Phoenix, Arizona at Kamper & Estrada, PLLC offers free consultations to new clients, so please call 602-730-7988.