PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
Representing Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale and Arizona
As a careful pedestrian, there is often little you can do to avoid being struck by a careless or reckless motorist. When a motorist strikes a pedestrian or bicyclist, the victim is likely to suffer a serious injury, such as orthopedic, brain or spine trauma, or other medical conditions.
On average, a person is injured or killed in a pedestrian accident every 111 minutes somewhere in the United States. Even a pedestrian who is careful and using a crosswalk, even one in a school zone, can do little to avoid a pedestrian accident.
WHAT TO DO AFTER A PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT
It is extremely important to hire a well-qualified pedestrian accident attorney as soon as possible after a pedestrian accident. Sometimes the pedestrian victim is transported to the hospital before the investigating police officer has an opportunity to speak to him or her. Thus, the officer does not get the complete story of how the accident occurred. This could work to your disadvantage when dealing with an insurance company.
Our law firm will begin a prompt investigation to preserve evidence and interview witnesses while the event is fresh in their memories. At Alex & Saavedra, our Phoenix, Arizona personal injury law firm, attorneys have extensive experience in representing victims and their families in pedestrian accident injury claims. If you would like to discuss an accident claim with a Phoenix Pedestrian Accidents Lawyer, please contact our office at 602-971-1775 to arrange a free consultation.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
A pedestrian accident often requires assembling a team of leading experts including accident reconstructionists, doctors, vocational rehabilitation specialists and economists. Pedestrian accidents result in a high percentage of fatalities and many of the victims are children. If your family has lost a loved one, our well-qualified pedestrian accident attorney will bring together a team of specialists to establish liability, causation and the full value of the claim.
Motorists have a high duty to be aware of pedestrians, especially children. Although the insurance company may deny the claim or attempt to place most of the fault on the pedestrian, Alex & Saavedrawill prepare a strong case to hold the motorist liable for damages caused by negligent or reckless driving.
WHAT IF THE DRIVER IS UNINSURED OR UNDERINSURED?
In Arizona, a significant number of irresponsible motorists do not carry liability insurance. Fortunately, your personal car insurance may have uninsured or under insured motorist coverage. This means that you can bring a claim against your own insurance company for the injuries and economic losses caused by the uninsured or under insured motorist. If you purchased this UM or UIM coverage, you have paid the premium so do not be reluctant to file a claim with your insurance company. Importantly, the claim will not increase your insurance premiums.
We recommend that you always purchase uninsured and under insured coverage. It is very inexpensive and offer a great deal of protection to you and your family.
Our pedestrian accident attorney at Alex a& Associates will help you obtain full compensation for your injuries, medical bills, lost wages (past and future) and pain and suffering. Our team of experts will help assure that you are compensated for any permanent injuries, scarring and disfigurement as a result of your pedestrian accident.
To discuss your pedestrian accident with our experienced pedestrian accident attorney, please contact our office at 602-971-1775 to arrange a free consultation.