Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Tucson, Phoenix, Flagstaff and all Arizona cities and communities
Despite the fact that law-abiding pedestrians have the right-of-way when crossing a road, there are still a large number of car-pedestrian accidents that occur each year. Annually, 5,000 pedestrians are killed and over 78,000 others suffer injuries from being impacted by a motor vehicle. There are a number of causes for these incidents, but driver and pedestrian negligence are two of the leading ones.
If you have been injured in a car-pedestrian accident that was caused by another’s negligence, then you deserve to claim compensation for the pain you have suffered. The Tucson, Phoenix, and Flagstaff pedestrian accident lawyers of Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.C. can help you learn more about your legal rights in this situation. Please call our offices today to speak with one of our experienced attorneys.
Causes of Pedestrian-Vehicle Accidents
There are a number of causes of pedestrian-vehicle accidents. While some may be related to improper road, vehicle, or sidewalk maintenance, a majority of these incidents are the result of pedestrian or driver negligence. The following are examples of negligent actions on the part of the driver:
- Inattentive vehicle operation
- Failure to adhere to traffic laws
- Failure to signal
- Driving under the influence
- Failure to yield to pedestrians at crosswalks or intersections
While driver negligence may often result in an accident involving a pedestrian, it is not the only cause of these incidents. Pedestrians have the potential to be as much at fault as a vehicle operator in these cases. Any of the following actions on behalf of the person on foot may also result in a pedestrian-vehicle accident:
- Failure to adhere to pedestrian traffic signals
- Failure to use crosswalks
- Failure to pay attention to vehicles around them (for example, darting in front of a moving vehicle)