Were you hit by a car while walking or running? Did a vehicle crash into you and your family? While no amount of money can replace what you have lost, a personal injury claim or lawsuit can provide you with compensation for missed time from work, medical expenses, continued treatment, and pain and suffering.
If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, contact an experienced lawyer at David Shapiro Law, PLLC, and learn about your options. From our office in Scottsdale, we assist personal injury victims throughout the surrounding communities of Arizona.
You have many complicated legal processes ahead of you as the plaintiff of a pedestrian accident injury claim in Arizona. Determining the defendant, obtaining proof, filling out paperwork, meeting the deadline to file, and negotiating a settlement are some of the tasks a lawyer can handle for you in the pursuit of compensation. Your attorney will take care of difficult and time-consuming legal matters while you recuperate from your serious injuries. Hiring a pedestrian accident lawyer to represent you can improve your odds of a successful resolution while also allowing you to rest, relax, and recover.
In the aftermath of a catastrophic accident between a car and a pedestrian, most people are overwhelmed with recovery and financial concerns. Insurance companies often take advantage of victims and their families. A carrier will try to settle your case for as little as possible. Don’t talk to an insurance company or accept a settlement offer without first talking to an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer.
We regularly handle motor vehicle accident claims involving pedestrians. Let our experience work in your favor. We will fight for your right to full compensation for your losses, and we will aggressively pursue the best possible outcome for you and your family both in the courtroom and during settlement negotiations.
It is often possible to prevent collisions between vehicles and pedestrians in Scottsdale. Most of these collisions involve negligence, such as a driver falling asleep behind the wheel or cutting off a crossing pedestrian. At places where these two road users meet and intersect, all parties should be especially vigilant. They should pay attention and obey roadway signs and rules. Pedestrians and drivers should know and respect pedestrians’ rights. The failure to live up to these standards of care is often what causes pedestrian accidents in Arizona.
If the defendant tries to allege your comparative negligence for the pedestrian accident, an attorney from David Shapiro Law, PLLC could help you combat this defense with proof of the driver’s fault. Comparative negligence, such as jaywalking or stepping off a curb when it was not safe to do so, could reduce your recovery award by a percentage equivalent to your fault. Our attorneys can help you prepare for and answer this common defense tactic to maximize your monetary recovery.
Arizona is a tort-based car insurance state, meaning the party at fault for the collision with the runner, jogger or walker is liable for the victim’s damages. The defendant in your pedestrian accident case could be the negligent or at-fault driver, an employer, a trucking company, the designer of a dangerous street or crosswalk, the manufacturer of a failed car part, or another party depending on who caused the collision. The defendant may owe you compensation for several damages based on your unique losses.
The average pedestrian-vehicle collision can cause broken bones, head and brain injuries, internal injuries, spinal cord injuries, road rash, lacerations, and many other serious to catastrophic injuries. The severe nature of a pedestrian accident means these cases are often worth a great deal in compensation for victims. Do not settle for less than you require to pay your bills. Work with a lawyer from David Shapiro Law, PLLC to maximize your financial recovery from an insurance company or defendant in Scottsdale.
Attorney David Shapiro will meet with you himself during your initial consultation. He will explain your options and work with you to create a winning strategy for your claim. Then, our legal team will immediately start building your case by collecting evidence, talking to witnesses, reviewing medical records, and contacting our national network of world-class experts.
Often, police and other investigators will be quick to blame the pedestrian for a collision with a motor vehicle. Unfortunately, because these injuries almost always incapacitate the pedestrian victim, the police usually only get one side of the story: the driver’s version. This inherently creates a tremendous bias in favor of the motor vehicle operator and hurts the pedestrian’s case.
At David Shapiro Law, PLLC, our team will launch their own investigation to find out if there is a basis for liability on the part of the motor vehicle operator. For example, was the driver speeding or distracted? Was the driver a known offender of Arizona traffic laws? Are there other witnesses besides the driver and pedestrian? Is there a surveillance video from a nearby business?
These are all of the questions that a diligent, dedicated, and aggressive personal injury lawyer should be asking. In addition, under A.R.S. 28-794, every driver of a vehicle shall, “Exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian on any roadway.” This is an important statute that further protects pedestrians from being hit by motorists.
At David Shapiro Law, PLLC, our firm will work tirelessly on your behalf to obtain a favorable outcome for your pedestrian injury.
“When I was injured by a careless driver, David Shapiro worked diligently and aggressively to win a fair settlement from my insurance company for all my injuries.” – Client testimonial
If you or someone you love has been injured due to the negligence of another, send us an email or call us at (480) 300-5405. Your initial consultation is free, and you are under no obligation to hire David Shapiro Law, PLLC, after meeting with us. All personal injury cases are handled on a contingency basis. This means you pay no attorney fees unless we win your case. Act quickly, as you only have a maximum of two years from the date of your pedestrian accident (in most cases) to file. Waiting too long to contact an attorney could risk your ability to seek financial compensation.