The Phoenix-area has seemingly seen an influx of serious pedestrian accidents lately. These wrecks often leave victim with serious injuries or, in the worst cases, dead. In the aftermath of these wrecks, victims and their families can struggle to make sense of the injustice forced upon them. They may also find it difficult to cope with the losses they suffer, which may include physical limitation, pain and suffering, disfigurement, medical expenses, and lost wages, just to name a few.
Sadly, another Phoenix-area family may be in this position now after another fatal accident. Reports indicate that the wreck occurred at the intersection of East Pueblo Avenue and 24th Street when a car turning left onto 24th street struck another vehicle on that same street. The impact of the collision sent the vehicles up onto the sidewalk, causing them to strike a man and a woman. Both pedestrians were rushed to the hospital were the man died. The status of the woman is unknown at this time.
The cause of this tragic accident remains under investigation. The authorities do not believe that drugs or alcohol were involved, but that doesn’t mean that criminal charges won’t be forthcoming. Even criminal charges are not filed, though, the woman and the man’s surviving family may be able to take civil action in hopes of recovering compensation for their damages.
These types of claims can be difficult to present, though, especially when multiple parties are involved, such as in the incident described above. This is why it is important to conduct a full investigation and obtain a full understanding of the facts before moving forward with a legal claim. Experienced legal professionals, like those at our firm, know how to analyze these types of cases and build them in a way that is persuasive to judges and juries. For this reason, those who have been harmed in these types of crashes should think about seeking out a legal advocate who can fight for their position.