Phoenix, AZ (April 15, 2022) – Authorities responded to the scene when a 17-year-old boy was fatally struck by a car in Phoenix on Friday, April 15th.
The fatal pedestrian accident took place at about 9:30 p.m., at the intersection of McDowell Road and 61st Avenue. An investigation showed that a pick-up truck heading eastbound on McDowell Road struck the boy as he attempted to cross the street.
The victim succumbed to his injuries before he could be transported to a hospital.
The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene. Impairment was not a factor in the accident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Fatalities in Arizona
If your pedestrian injuries or a pedestrian fatality were caused by a driver who broke the law or otherwise acted negligently, you are entitled to seek financial compensation from their insurance company. Arizona is an at-fault insurance state. This means after any kind of automobile accident, the injured victim or their surviving family members will pursue financial recovery from the insurer of the at-fault driver. Their insurance company could have to cover the cost of your medical bills and other losses up to the policy’s limits.
An insurance adjuster may demand evidence to support your claim, like medical records and police reports. If the adjuster denies your claim or treats you unfairly, you might have to go to trial to secure your compensation. In order to see a successful outcome, your attorney will need to show that the defendant is at fault for your pedestrian accident. This is the burden of proof in all civil claims.
Going unrepresented in an Arizona pedestrian accident case could leave you vulnerable to considerable risks. For example, you could fall victim to bad faith tactics that ultimately reduce your award, like downplaying the severity of your injuries or denying your legitimate claim altogether.
Protect yourself and your rights by having the right lawyer on your side throughout the claims process. Hire a personal injury attorney in Arizona with years of experience handling pedestrian accidents and a proven track record of successful claim outcomes.
Phoenix Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
A pedestrian accident is a traumatizing and terrifying event. In a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian, the vehicle always wins. Most Arizona pedestrian accidents are attributed to distracted and negligent drivers. At Saavedra Law Firm, PLC, it is our goal to hold drivers personally and financially liable for the injuries and damages they cause.
When a victim is hurt in a pedestrian accident through no fault of their own, it is essential that they receive sound legal guidance from a dependable Phoenix pedestrian injury lawyer as soon as possible. Most victims learn they have multiple legal avenues available to them for pursuing recovery.
Our empathetic personal injury attorneys in Phoenix have years of experience in holding negligent drivers accountable on our clients’ behalf. We are ready to gently steer you through the legal process and are always on hand to provide effective and up-to-date and effective legal advice.
Our legal team will work diligently to ensure that you are awarded the maximum amount of financial compensation allowed by law. If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, contact our Arizona personal injury law firm at (602) 753-8917 to schedule a free and confidential case review with a member of our legal team as soon as possible.
Note: Our writer used outside sources in the creation of this post. These sources include local news reports, local and state police incident reports, social media outlets, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Arizona. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident. If you find any information that is not correct, contact Saavedra Law Firm, PLC as soon as possible so that we can correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request.
Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. If you have been injured in an accident, seek the help of a medical professional. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.