Walking is an excellent choice for exercise, entertainment in the outdoors, and as a means of transportation within your community. It’s a healthier choice for the body and for the environment. No one expects a walk in the open air to end in disaster, but when a pedestrian accident occurs with a moving vehicle, the consequences are often grave. In 2021, at least 257 pedestrians experienced accidents.
Pedestrians in Chandler and other areas must carefully follow all traffic laws and signals and use crosswalks at intersections. When a pedestrian follows the laws meant to ensure their safety but a driver’s negligence causes them harm, the driver is liable for any damages to the injured victim.
If you or a family member were hurt in a pedestrian accident caused by an at-fault driver and are looking for a Phoenix personal injury attorney, the Chandler pedestrian accident lawyers at Hastings & Hastings are ready to defend your rights for compensation. Call our Chandler location today for a free case evaluation.
Though only 11% of Americans walk daily, pedestrian fatalities make up 13% of traffic-accident deaths. Pedestrians and drivers can better prevent the trauma of an accident by understanding some of the most common ways this type of accident occurs:
While pedestrian errors contribute to some accidents, driver negligence is the most common cause of serious pedestrian accidents. When a driver is at-fault, they hold liability for the damages caused to the injured party and it’s their insurance policy that must cover compensation.
When an act of negligence or reckless driving on the part of a motorist results in significant injuries for a pedestrian it means that the driver breached the duty of care to keep others on the road safe. This duty of care is expected of all drivers. Once your pedestrian accident attorney proves liability, you can receive compensation for the following:
A pedestrian accident lawyer with a strong reputation in the Chandler area can address negotiations for compensation from a position of strength, maximizing your chances of a substantial payout for your pedestrian accident claim.
At Hastings & Hastings, we have compassion for vulnerable pedestrians harmed by careless or reckless drivers. Let us advocate strongly on your behalf while you focus on your recovery. We offer a free case evaluation and a contingency-based payment plan so you pay only after you gain compensation for your damages. Call or contact our Chandler office today so we can begin a winning strategy for your case.