Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Feb 08, 2011 in Auto Accidents
The advancements that have been made in recent years in regards to those who need some help with their mobility are nothing short of amazing. People who lack the ability to walk on their own can now engage in just about any activity that many others take for granted. Unfortunately, this also means that those who need help with their mobility can face similar dangers. Tragically, that appears to be what occurred when a woman in a wheelchair was hit and killed in a fatal Phoenix pedestrian accident on Friday night. Police are still investigating the situation. If you or a loved one has been involved in a similar pedestrian accident, be sure to contact a Phoenix pedestrian accident lawyer about your case.
According to authorities, this fatal Phoenix pedestrian accident occurred on Friday near 7th Street and Vogel. An unidentified woman in her 50's was attempting to cross 7th Street when she was hit by a vehicle that was moving in a southbound direction. Initial reports indicate that she was attempting this crossing mid-block and not inside of a crosswalk. The names of those involved with this accident have not been released, nor have the specific details regarding what led to the crash.
First and foremost, we'd like to express our condolences to the family and friends of the woman who was killed. She clearly overcame many challenges in her life only to have it end suddenly, violently and tragically. In addition, this fatal Phoenix pedestrian accident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding Arizona pedestrian accidents. Every year, more than 1,500 such crashes occur somewhere in the state, and these crashes lead to more than 1,400 injuries and to more than 10 fatalities every month.
If it turns out that the woman was crossing in the middle of the block, it's still possible for the family of the woman who was killed to file an Arizona wrongful death lawsuit. If such a lawsuit is filed by the family and it's successful, they could be awarded damages that compensate them for their medical and funeral costs as well as their lost income and loss of companionship. However, the situation would likely be analyzed in accordance with Arizona's standards of comparative negligence, which assigns a percentage of fault to each party when it's possible that both were negligent in an accident scenario.
If you have lost someone you love in a crash, you need to seek the help of a Phoenix personal injury lawyer who has been successfully fighting for the rights of suffering families for many years. Contact Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.
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