Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Feb 24, 2011 in Personal Injury
Arizona is a state where the landscape and the climate conspire to make it one of the most attractive areas in the world when it comes to pedestrian traffic. People of all ages enjoy moving around on foot knowing that they'll be able to appreciate the beauty of the area and to do so in weather conditions that will provide them with a healthy dose of warm, fresh air. Unfortunately, this reality also leads to the need for help from Arizona pedestrian accident lawyers in high numbers, as crashes occur at an alarming rate. In fact, recently released information indicates that the number of Arizona pedestrian accidents is rising sharply.
First, a look at the statistics regarding Arizona pedestrian accidents should provide some insight as to the extent of the problem. Every year statewide, more than 1,500 Arizona pedestrian accidents occur, which equals more than four crashes of this type ever day. In addition, these crashes lead to more than 1,300 injuries, which equals more than three people every day who are injured in these collisions. Finally, and most troubling, more than 10 people every month are killed in Arizona pedestrian accidents, or one person every three days.
When entities of different types compile, organize and ultimately report certain statistics, there can be a lag between the time period involved in the recording and the release of those facts. Such is the case with fatal pedestrian accidents around the United States. Recent reports have alluded to preliminary findings concerning these fatal accidents during the first half of 2010, and at this point, Arizona sits at the top of the list of states when it comes to the rise in the number of fatal pedestrian crashes when compared to the previous year. This is obviously a dubious distinction, and at this point there has been no explanation offered.
What it means in terms of the aftermath of these crashes is that those who have been injured in these incidents need to seek the help of Phoenix injury attorneys as soon as possible. Contact the Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.
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