Tucson Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
When it comes to collisions involving an automobile and a pedestrian, there is a clear imbalance in the amount of damage each party suffers. Generally, the common adage, “pedestrians have the right of way” is used because of the elevated damage and injures that an unprotected pedestrian faces in the event of a collision. Drivers who fail to exercise reasonable care on the road by not stopping at crosswalks, driving over the posted speed limit, or using their phone while driving are at an increased risk of striking unsuspecting pedestrians and leaving them with serious, lasting injuries. Although it is certainly possible for pedestrians to cause an accident by negligent behaviors like jaywalking, drivers must take extra care to accommodate pedestrians because those hit by a vehicle do not have the necessary safeguards—like airbags and seat belts— that protect drivers. The danger that pedestrians are put in when facing oncoming traffic is so great, that being hit by a car at over 30 mph is likely to cause life-threatening injuries and even fatality.
As a pedestrian, nothing is scarier than being hit by an oncoming car. If you are a pedestrian who has been struck by a car, the Tucson pedestrian accident attorneys at Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C. understand that this a very painful experience to endure. Although we cannot undo the damage that you have unfairly suffered, we are committed to obtaining financial compensation that can cover the expense of your medical care, rehabilitation, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Victims of pedestrian accidents often require a lengthy recovery period, during which they should not be plagued with financial strain.
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Bustling metropolitan areas, college campuses, and school zones are prime places for pedestrian accidents to occur. A careless or inattentive driver can easily cause injury to a pedestrian by negligent behaviors, including:
- Improper lane use
- Left-hand turns
- Turning right on red
- Texting and driving
- Driving under the influence
Arizona uses a “comparative negligence” standard, meaning fault can be attributed to both parties. A driver can be found a certain percent responsible for the accident, as can the pedestrian if they were also not exercising reasonable caution. In order to secure the full amount of restitution you may be entitled to, it would be wise to seek the representation of a qualified attorney.
Contact a Pedestrian Accident Attorney in Tucson
Recovering from injuries suffered in a pedestrian accident alone can be extremely overwhelming. At Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C., our passionate pedestrian accident lawyers are dedicating to recouping the highest amount of restitution available from drivers who have harmed pedestrians with their negligence. If you or someone you love has been in a pedestrian accident, don’t hesitate to contact us at our Tucson offices at (520) 529-1515 for support and guidance in your case.