Arizona Ranked Among Worst in Pedestrian Accidents
Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Mar 18, 2011 in Personal Injury
Arizona is a state where the climate and the beautiful landscape are made for traveling on foot. Anyone who has spent any time here understands that pedestrians are a regular sight, and it seems that steps have been taken to make Arizona pedestrian friendly. However, a recent study was released that led to negative news for the state, as it showed that Arizona pedestrian accidents occur at an alarmingly high rate, including those that are severe enough to require the help of Arizona pedestrian accident lawyers.
Attorneys for Arizona Pedestrian Accidents and Injuries
Arizona's rankings are negative in several respects, including:
- 17 percent of traffic fatalities in Arizona are non-motorists, and the national average is 13.9 percent
- 2.47 non-motorists out of every 100,000 residents have died in crashes during the past three years, 45th worst in the United States
- Arizona's non-motorist fatalities have increased by 2.7 percent in the past three years while the rest of the country has seen its rate drop
There are many other statistics that do not paint a positive picture of traveling on foot in Arizona, but the point of the matter is that people who do so are encountering risks that in a statistical sense are greater than most other places around the United States.
Phoenix Crosswalk Accident Lawsuits
While officials search for reasons for this rise in Arizona pedestrian accidents and the resulting injuries and fatalities, people continue to suffer as a result of these occurrences. If this includes you or someone you love, you do have legal rights and options at your disposal. Specifically, if the accident that led to the injury or worse was the fault of the motorist, the person who has been harmed could file an Arizona personal injury lawsuit and recover damages that compensate for medical costs, lost income and pain and suffering.
If you have been harmed in this way, contact the Phoenix crosswalk injury attorneys at the Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.