According to the Arizona Department of Transportation’s newest Pedestrian Action Safety Plan that looks at statistics across the state regarding pedestrian accidents, Phoenix ranks high for pedestrian fatalities. The incidents when pedestrians appear to have the most increased risk of death on the roads is when they attempt to cross busy interstates and interchanges. When you have been struck by a vehicle, the liability can fall on the driver for your damages, injuries, and losses. After you have sought medical treatment, contact the effective Arizona pedestrian and bicycle accident attorneys at ELG Law to discuss your experience. We will examine your situation and provide you the legal guidance you need to move forward with a claim for recuperating costs associated with your medical bills, suffering, and property damage.
If you are going to be on the roads walking, jogging, or bike riding, it is advisable to avoid the following roadways if possible to increase your safety:
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are over 5,000 pedestrian fatalities due to being hit by cars each year in the United States. Drivers may be distracted while driving and not see a pedestrian crossing the road; drivers may also fail to observe proper traffic safety rules, like yielding and stopping at appropriate locations, such as red lights, stop signs, yield signs, or pedestrian crosswalks. Drivers are expected to exercise a reasonable amount of caution while operating their vehicle and when they fail to do so, the negligence can result in serious injuries for others.
In addition to the negligent behaviors of drivers above, others that can be dangerous include:
As for pedestrians, it is important for these individuals to also engage in behavior that increases their own personal safety when on the road. These behaviors include:
Pedestrians and bicyclists do not have much surrounding them in terms of protection which makes an impact by any vehicle potentially deadly. Both drivers and pedestrians need to be vigilant and safe when they are on the roads. If an accident still occurs at no fault of your own, and you are injured as a result, the Nevada serious injury lawyers with ELG Law are here to advocate on your behalf. Call our Phoenix or Mesa Arizona law offices today at 623-562-3838.