In 2019 alone, 220 pedestrians lost their lives in traffic accidents in Arizona. Careless, negligent acts such as speeding and texting while driving can result in fatal consequences for pedestrians through Tempe.. If you have serious injuries or lost someone you love in a Tempe pedestrian accident, contact Shapiro Law Team at (480) 300-5405 for a free legal consultation. A driver or someone else may owe you financial compensation.
It is often easy to avoid causing a pedestrian accident. Most pedestrian accidents come from driver error. Paying attention to the road, obeying Arizona’s texting and driving laws, and yielding the right-of-way to pedestrians are actions a driver can take to prevent collisions. If a driver breaks a roadway rule or behaves negligently behind the wheel, he or she could collide with a pedestrian and cause life-changing personal injuries. At Shapiro Law Team, we can help injured pedestrians with cases involving many types of human errors.
If a driver’s mistake caused your pedestrian accident, that driver’s insurance company may owe you financial compensation for your medical bills and other damages. Dealing with an insurance company, however, can be difficult on your own. Insurance companies often try to undervalue clients’ claims or use bad-faith tactics to avoid large payouts. Hiring a lawyer can make sure you do not fall for these tactics and lose the ability to recover fair compensation. A lawyer could also identify other possible causes of your pedestrian accident, such as a dangerously designed intersection, for other potential defendants.
If your pedestrian accident attorney finds signs of negligence or fault in connection with your injuries, you may be eligible for financial compensation. To obtain fair financial recovery, however, you or your lawyer will need to prove fault. This takes establishing, through evidence, that the defendant owed you a duty of care, breached this duty of care, and caused your accident. You will also need to establish the damages the defendant’s negligence inflicted.
Hiring an attorney to take your pedestrian accident case could impact the amount you receive in compensation. A lawyer can use proven legal strategies to force an insurance company to offer a fair amount for your damages. If the defendant’s insurance company refuses to treat your claim appropriately, your lawyer can take your injury claim to trial in Maricopa County instead.
You do not have to go through a pedestrian accident case alone. A lawyer from Shapiro Law Team can guide you through processes such as identifying the defendant, collecting evidence, proving negligence, and establishing your right to compensation. Your lawyer can answer your questions and provide peace of mind while you focus on what is most important – getting better. Find out how we can help you during a free consultation in Tempe, Arizona. Contact us online to request a meeting or call (480) 300-5405 24/7.