Were You Hit By A Vehicle While Crossing The Street?
Reckless drivers threaten the safety of pedestrians every single day – according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 129,000 pedestrians were taken to the emergency room to receive treatment for injuries they suffered after being hit by a vehicle, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported (PDF) that another 5,376 pedestrians were killed in vehicle accidents in 2015 alone.
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At MayesTelles PLLC, our Phoenix personal injury lawyers are committed to fighting for the rights of injured victims in order to secure them the compensation they need to move on to the next phase of their lives. If you were seriously injured in a car accident while crossing the street in a crosswalk, contact our firm to learn what your legal options are and what we can do to help. You don’t need to take your next steps alone, so hire a firm you can trust today.
Arizona Right Of Way Law
In the state of Arizona, pedestrians using a crosswalk have right-of-way over oncoming vehicles in the same half of the roadway, or when the pedestrian is close enough to the half of the road the vehicle is in to be considered in danger if the vehicle continued moving forward. The only times vehicles have right-of-way at a crosswalk are when the vehicle is too close to come to a complete stop while the pedestrian is still on the sidewalk, when the pedestrian is crossing the street using an unmarked crosswalk, when the pedestrian is crossing outside of a marked crosswalk or when there is a cross signal indicating they should not begin crossing.
Our Attorneys Are Ready To Help
If you were suffered a serious injury in an accident while crossing the street, our Phoenix personal injury attorneys at MayesTelles PLLC may be able to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Our legal team has the experience you need to feel comfortable during the process, whether your case ends up at a negotiation table or in front of a judge. Give us a call at (602) 428-7104 to discuss your situation with one of our attorneys today, or give us the details of your case by filling out our online form to start out with a free case evaluation.