When pedestrians are struck by drivers or cyclists, serious harm can result due to the lack of protection. According to a study by The Governor’s Highway Safety Association, Arizona has the highest rate of pedestrian deaths in the United States with a pedestrian death rate of 1.4 deaths per 100,000 people. If you or a loved one was harmed by a motor vehicle, our pedestrian accident attorney in Chandler provides fierce representation to help you secure compensation for your injuries.
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Compensation for Pedestrian Injuries
Pedestrian accidents often occur when a pedestrian is walking across a road, crosswalk, walkway, or in a construction zone. When an accident occurs, pedestrians bear the brunt of the impact, due to the lack of protection when traveling on foot. Children and the elderly are most susceptible to accidents and most at risk for serious injury. The injuries are often severe enough to prevent the person from working for months, or even years. We help our clients understand their rights and recover compensation for their injuries.
Arizona law allows accident victims to recover compensation for:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost income due to the accident
- Reduction in earnings due to the accident
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
What To Do After An Accident As A Pedestrian
The first thing to do is call the police and seek immediate medical attention for your injuries. Take photographs of the accident scene and exchange insurance and contact information with all parties involved in the accident, but do not admit to anything. It is in your best interests to speak with a personal injury lawyer before speaking with insurance adjusters or attorneys for the responsible party and never sign a medical release form without consulting an attorney.
Understanding the Insurance Process
You have the right to seek compensation from the other driver’s liability insurance, but these claims are often denied. Claims adjusters and attorneys will seek to reduce your compensation or get you to settle for less than you deserve. Our Chandler pedestrian accident lawyer can review the facts of your case, medical documentation, and other relevant information to determine fair compensation for your injuries.
Please contact our firm at as soon as possible to begin working on your claim.