Each day, hundreds of pedestrians are killed or injured in automobile accidents. It doesn’t matter if they are sitting on benches, walking, running, or strolling on the sidewalk. The number of people run over or hit by automobiles is increasing every year in the United States. The Governor’s Highway Safety Association’s (GHSA) latest report highlights that the number of pedestrian fatalities have increased considerably over the past decade.
The annual Spotlight on Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities from the GHSA revealed that nearly 6,000 pedestrians died in automobile accidents in 2017. The report also highlighted potential contributors, including the dramatic increase in smartphone use, and state-wide legalization of recreational marijuana. There has also been a stark rise in texting while walking in urban environments, which has led to numerous accidents. The use of smartphones while driving is a recipe for fatal accidents and so is driving while intoxicated. Both of these negligent acts are on the rise.
vs. Pedestrian Accidents
Common sense tells us that the higher the vehicle’s speed, the greater the chances are of a pedestrian suffering a fatal injury from a crash. The angle at which a pedestrian’s head hits the concrete after a crash, or high vehicle speed can cause instant death. All automobile accidents involving pedestrians are dangerous, and the most common include:
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Most Common causes for pedestrian accidents
Driver distraction is the most common cause of pedestrian accidents. Such accidents involve a driver:
- Using an electronic communication device
- Talking on a smartphone
- Texting while driving
- Talking to passengers
- Eating and drinking
- Arguing with another passenger
- Trying to multitask while driving
- Adjusting the radio
- Looking at something else, like another accident
- Driving under the influence
Even though modern automobiles come with great braking systems to decrease accidents on the road, an automobile doesn’t stop immediately, especially if being driven fast. This is the reason why distracted driving is considered negligence in most states.
Many pedestrian accidents occur due to distracted driving, but many are caused by the driver being under the influence of a drug. If you believe that your pedestrian accident was due to negligence on behalf of the driver, then speak with one of our experienced pedestrian accident attorneys today.
Sustained in Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrians can suffer fatal and severe injuries when hit or by an automobile. But even a slow-moving vehicle can cause suffer life-changing injuries. The most common injuries suffered by people in pedestrian accidents are:
Head & face injuries
Hands & Feet Injuries
Spinal Cord Injury
Almost half of pedestrian accidents involve lower extremity injuries, which include feet, knees, ankles, and legs. Besides these, the most common injuries suffered by pedestrians are to the neck, face, and head. Next on the list are upper extremity injuries, which involve injuries to the head and chest, which can prove to be fatal in many cases, or cause permanent disabilities, and require a lifetime of medical treatment.
If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, get in touch with our injury attorney in Tucson, Arizona right now!
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The National Safety Council
reports that cell phone use while driving leads to
crashes each year
Get Help from a Pedestrian Accident Attorney in Tucson
If you were involved in a pedestrian accident in Tucson, Arizona, you have the right to seek compensation, especially if the accident was caused due to negligence from the driver. At the Moore Law Firm, we have experienced pedestrian accident lawyers, with a brilliant track record at recovering compensation for pedestrians involved in an accident. When you acquire our legal representation, our lawyers work hard to assemble all relevant information to ensure they can acquire a favorable result for your pedestrian accident lawsuit.
Our pedestrian accident attorneys will take the following steps for all our injured clients:
We are dedicated to win your pedestrian injury case and are willing to do everything necessary to obtain fair and full compensation.
Compensation Available in Pedestrian Injury and Fatality Cases
Pedestrians, who have suffered fatal or serious injuries in an accident that was caused by negligent driving, stand to recover financial compensation for the following types of damages:
All medical expenses related to the injuries sustained from the accident can be included, like costs for surgery, hospitalization, doctors, ambulance, MRIs, physical therapy, medications, injections, X-rays, CT scans, and medical devices.
You can also recover future and past lost wages if the injuries from the accident prevented your return to work.
If a pedestrian sustains injuries that affects their ability to participate in activities or takes away their ability to participate in activities they enjoyed prior to the accident, they can obtain financial compensation.
Pain and Suffering
All pain and suffering associated with your physical injuries is also compensable.
If a pedestrian or pedestrians were killed in an accident or died later from injuries suffered in the crash, the Arizona law allows the surviving family of the deceased to obtain compensation for their loss of emotional and financial support, along with funeral costs and other medical expenses.
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Get a Free Legal Consultation with an Experienced Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Tucson
At the Moore Law Firm we have experienced pedestrian accident lawyers, who are familiar with all new developments in the law, and the impact they can have on our clients. We stay up-to-date with all legal developments in Arizona, so that we can better serve our clients in Tucson, Arizona.
If you have suffered or been involved in a pedestrian accident in Tucson, you have the legal right to obtain compensation for any injuries sustained by you. Our Tucson pedestrian accident attorneys are experts in all types of personal injury cases, like hit-and-run drivers, car accidents, and collisions with commercial vehicles. Contact us now at the Moore Law Firm, for a free legal consultation from an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer in Tucson, Arizona.