The last thing any person expects when they are walking anywhere near the roadway is that they will be struck by a vehicle. Unfortunately, there are many careless and negligent drivers who completely disregard pedestrian safety in Arizona. At Torgenson Law, we are here to help if you need a Mesa pedestrian accident attorney by your side. If you or somebody you love has been injured in a pedestrian crash caused by another driver, we will work diligently to obtain full compensation for your losses.
Pedestrians need an attorney by their side when working to secure compensation following these incidents. Most individuals do not have the resources necessary to fully investigate what happened in order to determine liability. However, an attorney can use their resources to obtain video or photo surveillance, eyewitness statements, accident reports from the police, and more, in order to determine fault.
An attorney will also ensure that their client is evaluated by a trusted medical professional who can treat the injuries and help calculate total expected losses. Using all of this information, an attorney will handle all negotiations with insurance carriers and at-fault parties. If a fair settlement amount is not offered, an attorney will fully prepare to take the case to trial.
Pedestrians simply do not have any protection against the force of a vehicle slamming into them. That is why these incidents often result in such severe injuries. When we look at data available from the Arizona Department of Transportation, we can see that there were 1,842 total pedestrian crashes across the state during the latest reporting year. Out of these incidents, there were 220 fatalities and 1,697 total injuries.
This data reveals that the vast majority of pedestrian accidents that get reported result in some sort of injury or fatality for those involved. It is not uncommon for a pedestrian to sustain one or more of the following injuries after an impact with the vehicle:
If you or somebody you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident caused by the actions of a negligent driver in or around the Mesa area, reach out to the team at Torgenson Law for help today. We have the resources necessary to fully investigate your claim so we can recover the compensation you are entitled to. This can include coverage of your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering damages, and more. When you need a Mesa pedestrian accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here to fill out our contact form or calling us at (602) 641-3007.