If you have recently been struck by a motor vehicle while traveling on foot, please schedule a risk-free consultation with a trusted Phoenix, AZ pedestrian accident lawyer at Saavedra Law Firm, PLC today to learn about your rights and options as a pedestrian accident victim.
For as long as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been tracking pedestrian crash rates, Arizona has ranked in the top 10 states in the nation when it comes to pedestrian deaths. Similarly, Arizona is consistently one of the most dangerous states in the Union when it comes to pedestrian injury rates. Although navigating the aftermath of a pedestrian accident can be a lonely affair, you are certainly not alone. The trusted Phoenix, AZ pedestrian accident lawyer team and legal support staff at Saavedra Law Firm, PLC have extensive experience working with Arizona pedestrian accident victims. It is our great privilege to advocate for their interests and to secure them every last penny of compensation to which they are rightfully owed.
Generally speaking, you’ll need to prove several elements in order to present a pedestrian accident claim that is likely to be successful. Note, however, that there are exceptions to the following rules, so it is best to avoid assumptions about how your case will be constructed before our team has evaluated it objectively. For example, if your case involves a car, truck, motorcycle, or ATV that was affected by faulty parts during the time of your accident, you may benefit from a strict liability theory in which you will not need to prove negligence, recklessness, or intentionally dangerous conduct on the part of the manufacturer before you’ll be rendered eligible for financial relief.
With that said, you’ll likely need to prove that the party who hit you owed you a duty of care under the law. This isn’t usually a difficult element to prove in a pedestrian accident case, as all drivers are obligated to respect the rules of the road and to avoid a negligent, reckless, or intentionally dangerous approach to operating their vehicles. You’ll next need to prove that the party that hit you was, indeed, negligent, reckless, or intentionally dangerous in their approach. Finally, you’ll need to prove that this negligence, recklessness, or intentionally dangerous conduct contributed significantly and directly to the cause of the harm you’ve suffered.
If you have not yet scheduled a confidential, risk-free consultation with the reputable legal team at Saavedra Law Firm, PLC, please do so today. The aftermath of a pedestrian accident can be financially draining, between lost days of work devoted to recovery, medical bills, and a host of other challenges. Holding those responsible for your accident accountable under the law can help to ensure that you and your family do not suffer unnecessarily when dealing with these financial burdens. To learn more about your rights and options under the law, connect with our firm’s devoted Phoenix, AZ pedestrian accident lawyer team and support staff today; we look forward to speaking with you.