Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Mar 12, 2019 in Personal Injury
The Arizona Department of Transportation has released its latest Pedestrian Action Safety Plan, which compiles statistics about pedestrian accidents that occur in the state. It reports that a higher number of pedestrians are killed in motor vehicle crashes in Phoenix when pedestrians attempt to cross interstate highways and interchanges. Below, we discuss some of these dangerous roads and what you can do to exercise reasonable care and improve your chances of avoiding a pedestrian-related accident.
The Glendale injury attorneys at Phillips Law Group are committed to protecting the rights of accident victims and holding any negligent party accountable for their actions. We offer a free consultation where we can review your case, discuss your rights and your options for recovering compensation for your injuries.
Some of the most dangerous locations with a high crash risk for pedestrians include:
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that more than 5,000 pedestrians are killed in motor vehicle accidents every year. Pedestrian accidents are often caused by the negligent actions of drivers. Drivers are required to exercise reasonable care when driving.
Some of the main causes of pedestrian accidents include:
Pedestrians may also contribute to these accidents, such as:
Even if pedestrians may increase the risk of an accident, drivers must be extra vigilant when pedestrians are present to avoid a fatal or serious injury.
Pedestrians and drivers alike can take steps to decrease the likelihood of being involved in an accident.
Some ways that pedestrians can avoid pedestrian accidents include the following:
Some ways that drivers can reduce the possibility of a pedestrian accident include:
Arizona is among one of the deadliest states for pedestrians. If you were injured in a pedestrian-related accident, it is important that you have a strong legal advocate on your side. These accidents often result in serious, life-altering injuries. They often involve the need for ongoing medical treatment, which can be expensive. One of our skilled lawyers at Phillips Law Group can help you pursue maximum compensation on your claim.
We are available to advise you of your rights during a free consultation. There are no upfront costs or fees involved for our services unless you recover favorable compensation.
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