Experienced Phoenix Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Arizona Law is On The Side of Pedestrians
After a traumatic accident, it’s normal for victims to blame themselves. This is a confusing time where emotions are running high. It’s important to do your best to take care of yourself and your injuries.
Under the law, pedestrians typically have the right of way, and it is the responsibility of the automobile driver to be aware of their surroundings and watch the road. If a pedestrian is texting, pushing a stroller, doesn’t see the car, or is wearing headphones, it is still the job of the driver to watch out for them. You are at higher risk of injury as a pedestrian or while riding a bicycle, and cars are large and dangerous vehicles. The risk to pedestrians is much greater and so it is the responsibility of the driver to be careful.
Insurance companies understand this. They also understand that they are legally obligated to pay for the expenses caused by an at-fault driver.
Despite this, insurance companies are still businesses. Their primary concern is often their bottom line. They know that the victim in an accident is likely to be confused and unsure, especially immediately following an accident when evidence and documentation for a personal injury case is the most time sensitive. This provides them with multiple opportunities to avoid covering the expenses they are obligated to pay.
This is where an experienced Arizona bicycle and pedestrian accident attorney can be most helpful. While you are recovering from the accident, you need a team on your side who will look out for your best interests and ensure your rights are properly protected.
Phoenix Residents Are At High Risk For a Pedestrian Accident
Pedestrian and bicycle accidents can result in serious injuries. A report from the Governor’s Highway Safety Association has concluded that Arizonans are particularly at risk. We have some of the highest rates of pedestrian deaths in the United States. Many of those accidents happen in Phoenix.
While the state is working to decide how to improve these conditions, it’s the job of personal injury attorneys to take care of victims after the accident. While you work to heal your injuries and recover from the effects of the accident on your life, we do our best to ensure a favorable result in your claim against the negligent driver’s insurance.
How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help Pedestrians
As soon as possible after a pedestrian or bicycle accident, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. Having an attorney involved in the earliest stages allows us to collect important evidence and documentation that isn’t as readily available later on.
The driver’s insurance company will react as soon as they are aware of the accident. They are experienced in these situations. They know what paperwork to look out for, the people to contact, and how the system works.
You should have an experienced Phoenix personal injury attorney doing the same for your best interests. While you are recovering from your injuries, you shouldn’t have to worry about what documents will be most helpful for your claim. You would have to research this information, contact multiple people, and worry that you could be missing something. With over 90 years of experience, the lawyers at Hastings and Hastings have seen these situations before and know what needs to be done to ensure the best result when seeking a settlement to cover the costs of your medical treatment, unpaid days off work, and the mental trauma this accident has caused.
What To Do After An Accident As A Pedestrian
After an accident, you need to do your best to take care of yourself. The biggest priorities are to contact the police, seek medical treatment and hire a personal injury lawyer. Contact the attorneys at Hastings and Hastings in Phoenix as soon as possible to schedule a free consultation with one of our licensed Arizona accident attorneys.
Why Should You Pick Hastings and Hastings to Handle Your Pedestrian Injury?
An experienced Arizona accident law firm knows how to get you every dollar you deserve in the event you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence. At Hastings and Hastings, we have been serving Arizona for over 40 years, representing injured victims and their families by battling the insurance companies to make sure you get all the compensation you deserve. At the end of your case, our discount fee puts more money in YOUR pocket, allowing you to take care of what matters most: your health and your loved ones. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s carelessness, recklessness or negligence, don’t wait and call today at 480-706-1100.
Remember, at Hastings and Hastings you will ALWAYS meet with a licensed Arizona personal injury attorney for your FREE initial consultation. Only a licensed accident lawyer can give you legal advice to help you navigate your case! This is one way other firms cut corners to increase THEIR bottom line. At Hastings and Hastings, for over 40 years we have been doing things the right way, not the easy way, all at a DISCOUNT FEE! Don’t settle for anything less.