mesa Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Phoenix and the surrounding area can have pretty heavy traffic throughout the year, particularly when the weather gets cooler and part-time residents return. During high-traffic months the risk of pedestrian accidents is much higher.
A driver can look away for a split second while a pedestrian is making their way across the crosswalk, and an unfortunate accident can occur. If you were injured in a pedestrian accident in Phoenix or the surrounding area, you could be eligible for compensation from the at-fault driver and their insurance company. Our pedestrian accident lawyers at Schenk Podolsky can help you recover the compensation that you need and deserve.
What to do after a pedestrian accident in Phoenix, Arizona?
As a victim of a pedestrian accident in Phoenix, our attorneys at Schenk Podolsky will file a claim on your behalf. You need to take the right steps after the accident.
Immediately after the accident, you should make sure that the police are called. A police report can serve as excellent evidence for your claim. They will document what happened, regardless of whether you were injured or want to pursue the case to receive compensation for your damages/injuries. You might not notice your injuries at first, but if they flare up later and you didn’t call the police to write a report, you might wish you would have.
If there were witnesses to the accident, make sure that you collect their personal contact information. They could provide a statement and strengthen your case against the at-fault driver and/or their insurance company. Collect the information as soon as you can, before the witnesses wander off.
Pedestrians that are physically able should also document the scene of the accident. Photographs or videos are both excellent options; furthermore, if witnesses are willing to provide a recorded statement at the scene, they could benefit your claim.
No matter if you think that your injuries are minor, you should get an immediate medical exam. Like with the police, you cannot know what kind and how severe your injuries may be. It’s best to have them assessed as soon as possible. If the medical exam is conducted right after the accident, it proves that the injuries were sustained as a result of the accident.
If you decide that you would like to take legal action, contact Schenk Podolsky and get us involved as soon as possible. While you recover, we will work on collecting evidence and building a case for you and make sure you get the compensation you need.
Compensation from a pedestrian accident usually includes:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages if you’re unable to work due to your injuries
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
Pedestrian accidents in Arizona are serious. If you or your loved one was involved in such an accident due to a negligent driver, contact Schenk Podolsky for a free consultation today.
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Mesa, AZ 85206-4677