Phoenix has its fair share of pedestrians. These individuals may feel safe on the city's sidewalks and crosswalks, but the truth of the matter is that there is nothing that can protect them from an errant driver. And, sadly, there are far too many distracted, drowsy and drunk drivers on our city's streets. This means that a significant number of individuals wind up seriously injured or killed in pedestrian accidents.
One Phoenix man was a recent victim of a pedestrian accident after he was struck by a Buick near Seventh Avenue and Osborne Road. The 36-year-old victim was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, but his current condition is unknown. Although the accident occurred in the early morning hours, police don't suspect that the driver, who stayed at the scene, was intoxicated in any way.
This, however, does not mean that the driver was not at fault in this instance. While the facts are a bit scarce at this time, this case highlights the importance of pedestrian accident victims securing the assistance of a skilled legal professional. These advocates can help delve into the facts at hand to better determine if other evidence of negligence, such as falling asleep behind the wheel, failure to yield at a crosswalk or texting and driving, played a role in the crash. If so, then those facts can be cast in light of the law to support a personal injury lawsuit.
Recovering from any accident can be challenging, but those who are harmed in a pedestrian accident often face more serious damages. Their injuries are typically more significant, which can mean that they suffer extensive physical pain and suffering, as well as the imposition of extensive medical expenses and lost wages. Oftentimes for these individuals, pursuing a personal injury lawsuit is the only way to find accountability and recover compensation for those losses.