Pedestrian-involved car accidents are, unfortunately, a common case. The Phoenix metropolitan area has nearly 5 million residents and, as of 2016, there were 2.4 million cars registered in the state. When a car impacts a pedestrian, they are likely to sustain incredible injuries that may potentially impact the rest of their life. One of the difficulties with these cases is finding proper compensation for a pedestrian's injuries. Many are unaware that a pedestrian may be entitled to supplemental coverage available on their own automobile to help compensate them for their medical bills and injuries—even if they are not in their car at the time of the crash. Members of Goodnow|McKay are experienced with these claims and here to help. We are committed to helping our clients recover fair compensation. We are often able to negotiate reasonable settlements with the responsible insurance companies, but we are willing to fight for our clients through trial if necessary.
Negligence and Negligence Per Se:
In Arizona, pedestrians who are injured may be compensated for their damages if their injuries are the result of the negligence or negligence per se of another. A motorist acts negligently if they failed to take proper care in operating their vehicle. A person can be found to be negligent per se if they commit an act in violation of a statute and that violation injures a person who the statute was meant to protect. Most commonly, this concept is seen when a motorist fails to yield right of way to a pedestrian crossing the road in a crosswalk. Please note that even if a motorist does not violate a statute during a pedestrian-involved car crash this does not mean they are not still potentially liable under a theory of common law negligence.
According to AZDOT, Arizona had the following accident statistics for 2017:
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