Pedestrian accidents are some of the most physically and emotionally traumatizing accidents on the road. Pedestrians are the most vulnerable road users. If you’ve been injured in a traffic accident while walking or jogging in Glendale, Arizona, please contact MDK Law Group to discuss your legal rights. Filing a claim could lead to the justice and financial recovery that you need to put your life back together as a crash survivor or loved one.
Why Choose Us As Your Glendale Pedestrian Accident Attorney?
- We will bring decades of experience, litigation expertise and knowledge of how insurance companies operate to your case. We are a trusted personal injury law firm in Glendale.
- Your attorney will give you one-on-one attention throughout the claims process. You will have a direct line to the attorney who is working with you on your pedestrian accident case.
- We accept pedestrian accident cases in Glendale on a contingency fee basis, meaning no fees are charged until and unless we secure financial compensation for your injuries.
How a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Can Help You Recover
A pedestrian accident claim comes with a confusing legal process and strict laws that you must obey, including time limits and filing requirements. An experienced pedestrian accident lawyer in Glendale can take care of the legwork of your case, including investigating your accident and determining fault, while you rest and heal. Your attorney will accurately evaluate the value of your injuries, including future medical care you may require, and negotiate with an insurance provider for a fair and full amount on your behalf. A lawyer will advocate for your rights and best interests while you focus on healing from your serious injuries.
Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Every year, pedestrians in Arizona suffer serious injuries and lose their lives in preventable traffic accidents. According to statistics from the Arizona Department of Transportation, 235 pedestrians in Arizona died in traffic accidents in 2020, representing 22.23 percent of all traffic fatalities. Some of the most common injuries suffered in pedestrian-vehicle collisions are:
- Strained and sprained muscles
- Soft-tissue injuries
- Broken bones
- Head and brain injuries
- Neck, back and spinal cord injuries
- Internal injuries
- Lower extremity injuries
- Chest injuries and broken ribs
- Cuts and lacerations
- Permanent disfigurement or disability
- Emotional injuries and psychological trauma
- Wrongful death
Children and the elderly are especially at risk of suffering severe to catastrophic injuries in Glendale pedestrian accidents. No matter what type of injury was caused by your pedestrian collision, you may be entitled to financial recovery from the motor vehicle driver’s insurance company for your medical costs and other losses.
Do You Have a Case?
If someone else caused your pedestrian accident, such as a drunk or distracted driver, you have the right to file a claim with that driver’s insurance company in pursuit of financial compensation for your current and future costs. Arizona is a fault state, meaning that if a driver causes a crash, he or she is financially responsible for the related bills.
It is up to you or your attorney to prove the driver is at fault based on a preponderance of the evidence. This is clear and convincing evidence that the defendant is responsible with at least a 50 percent certainty. An attorney can help you prove your case by collecting and preserving key evidence that the driver is at fault, such as speeding, distracted driving, running a red light or ignoring pedestrian rights-of-way.
Injured in a Glendale Pedestrian Accident? We Can Help
If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact the Glendale pedestrian accident attorneys at MDK Law Group for assistance. We will listen to your story, answer your questions and explain your legal rights during a free case consultation. Then, we will go over any legal options that you may have in detail. Learn more about your case today with a one-on-one meeting at our local law office. Contact us online or at (623) 225-5635 anytime.