Pedestrian Accidents

Phoenix Pedestrian Accident Lawyers


Pedestrians are among the most vulnerable groups in traffic. Those on foot have little or no protection against a vehicle weighing several thousand pounds striking them. Thus, accidents involving pedestrians can have serious and often fatal consequences. Even when traveling at relatively low speeds, a vehicle striking or catapulting a pedestrian creates a huge risk of severe injuries that can leave these victims temporarily or permanently disabled. 

At Rack Law Group, we are well aware of the devastating consequences that traffic accidents can cause pedestrians. Our team brings extensive professional experience, a genuine level of concern and commitment to clients, and a focus on getting the results you need and deserve. Whether you are seeking compensation through a personal injury claim or a wrongful death claim for the loss of a loved one, we can help. Our firm concentrates its practice entirely on personal injury matters, which has given us substantial knowledge, skills, and the resources needed to achieve positive results. 

Arrange for a free initial consultation with a Phoenix pedestrian accident attorney at Rack Law Group to discuss your case. You can reach us online or at (602) 661-6300 to get started. Hablamos español.

Arizona Pedestrian Accident Statistics: A Growing Concern

Pedestrian accidents are, unfortunately, growing. The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) predicted in May of 2022 that, based on previous yearly statistics, pedestrian fatalities would reach their highest level in 40 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that one in six individuals who died in traffic crashes in 2020 were pedestrians. Unfortunately, this translated to more than 7,000 pedestrians killed in traffic accidents in 2020. Another 100,000+ pedestrians needed medical care in emergency rooms after being struck in traffic accidents. 

Identifying the Main Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

As noted by these agencies, pedestrians are commonly injured or killed due to the following behavior of motorists:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving, including texting or otherwise using a cell phone while driving
  • Impaired driving, such as by alcohol and/or drugs

Other causes of pedestrian accidents can include failure to yield to pedestrians crossing the street, fatigued or drowsy drivers, and other behaviors in violation of traffic laws or simple safety awareness. Because of your physical vulnerability as a pedestrian, the injuries you can sustain in these accidents can be extremely severe. 

Typical Injuries Suffered in Pedestrian Accidents

Injuries can include, but are not limited to:

  • Head injuries, including concussions and other head trauma, can lead to brain damage, paralysis, cognitive impairment, and permanent disability
  • Broken bones, including compound fractures requiring surgeries
  • Internal injuries, including organ damage and internal bleeding
  • Spinal cord damage that can lead to various types of paralysis and organ dysfunction
  • Disfigurement caused by severe lacerations and skin damage

Pedestrian injuries can lead to permanent disability in which the victim may require personal in-home assistance, renovations to his/her home or vehicle for accommodation purposes, ongoing medical care or assistive therapies, and more. Such financial needs need to be taken into consideration in personal injury claims for compensation. 

Understanding Your Compensation Rights After a Pedestrian Accident

When pursuing a pedestrian accident claim, it's critical to understand the types of damages that can be recovered.

Potential damages could include:

  • Medical Expenses: Injuries in pedestrian accidents often result in significant medical bills—compensation for current and future medical expenses, including hospitalization, surgeries, rehabilitation, and medication costs.
  • Lost Wages: Pedestrian accidents can lead to extended periods of time away from work. We strive to recover compensation for lost wages and future earning potential, recognizing the financial strain caused by the inability to work due to injuries.
  • Pain and Suffering: Physical injuries are not the only challenges victims face. The emotional toll, pain, and suffering resulting from a pedestrian accident are equally important. We work diligently to secure compensation for the non-economic damages that our clients endure.
  • Property Damage: Pedestrian accidents may also damage personal property, such as clothing, electronic devices, or other belongings. We work to ensure that clients are compensated for the cost of restoring or replacing damaged items.
  • Wrongful Death: Tragically, some pedestrian accidents result in the loss of life. In such cases, we provide compassionate legal support to surviving family members, pursuing wrongful death claims to secure compensation for funeral expenses, loss of financial support, and the emotional effect of the loss.

Arizona's Legal Timeline: Pedestrian Accident Claim Statute of Limitations

For pedestrian accidents in Arizona, the statute of limitations is typically two years from the date of the incident. Act promptly and consult with Rack Law Group if you have been involved in a pedestrian accident. Waiting too long may result in forfeiture of your right to seek compensation. We are well-versed in Arizona's legal requirements and deadlines, ensuring all necessary documents are filed within the prescribed timeframe.

Prompt action preserves your legal rights and allows our legal team to gather crucial evidence, interview witnesses, and create a strong case on your behalf. Delaying the pursuit of a claim can greatly impact the success of your case, making it imperative to contact us as soon as possible.

Get Help Now: Contact Phoenix's Trusted Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

At Rack Law Group, our Phoenix pedestrian accident lawyer is here to fight for you in seeking maximized compensation against insurance company tactics designed to pay you as little as possible. We know how to hold responsible parties accountable through legal claims backed up by comprehensive evidence, professional negotiation, and litigation skills. 

Contact Rack Law Group today to get started with our Phoenix pedestrian accident lawyers.

Why Choose Rack Law Group?

  • We Focus Only On Personal Injury Cases
  • Free Consultations & Bilingual Staff
  • Available 24/7/365 & Can Even Travel To You
  • We Handle Property Damage and Rental Cars
  • We Accept Cases On A Contingency Fee Basis
  • We Collect All Medical Records & Bills
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    My wife and I got in an accident in March 2022 and we called Rack Law Group to help us with the medical bills and guide us through the process of filing the claim to make sure it got done right!

    - Miguel R.
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