Pedestrian Accidents in Scottsdale

Personal Injury Representation from The Watkin Law Office

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The Watkin Law Office has successfully handled many cases involving pedestrians and recovered substantial damages for victims and their families. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident or you are survivor of a pedestrian who has been killed in a road accident, Contact us online or call at 480-347-9804 to arrange a consultation. When results matter, choose The Watkin Law Office, PC.

In the meantime, do not be misled by an insurance company's pledge to "help." In virtually every case, they are only concerned with their bottom line.

Also, please keep in mind that your injuries might require more time to heal then you realize. They may be the type of injuries that recur in the future. Be prepared to be patient. Each year there are thousands of pedestrians injured and killed in traffic accidents. Our firm represents pedestrians who have been hurt and injured or who may be family members of a pedestrian killed in an accident - on the road, highway, city street, private parking lot, or even in their own driveway. Although it is common to refer to these incidents as "accidents," the fact is that pedestrian injuries and deaths that result from the reckless or negligent conduct of another person are not, by definition, "accidents." In truth and in fact, they were preventable, which is precisely why our laws entitle the victims and surviving family members of these preventable incidents to bring lawsuits against the at fault party or parties.

Pedestrians' Rights and Duties

Our cities and streets are often busy with activity - cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicyclists, and pedestrians have to interact and share public space and roadways. Unfortunately, not everyone understands or observes the rules of the road that govern right-of-way at crosswalks, stoplights, or even stop signs. The Watkin Law Office is prepared to help you through these tragic incidents and put the law on your side.

Many cases involve a failure to yield or observe pedestrian right-of-way. In these kinds of cases, it is often critical to measure skid marks, evaluate any damage to the car or bike, and gather testimony from witnesses.

The Watkin Law Office represents pedestrians and bicyclists injured or killed by motorists who fail to:

  • Yield right of way
  • Stop at a cross walk
  • Come to a complete stop at a stop sign
  • Drive safely and slowly through private parking lots
  • Stop before turning right on red at an intersection
  • Travel too fast down neighborhood streets & driveways
  • Basically -- fail to look where they are going!!

There is an old myth that claims "pedestrians always have the right of way." In fact, pedestrians are always subject to traffic-control signals and have to obey traffic lights at any time. When traffic-control signals are not in place or not functioning, a driver has to yield the right of way once a pedestrian has entered the crosswalk. At a point, however, where a pedestrian tunnel or overpass has been provided, pedestrians shall yield the right of way to all vehicles. Bottom line: pedestrians have certain responsibilities, too, and sometimes cause or contribute to their own injuries or death.

Let Us Help You With Your Financial and Medical Recovery

We recognize injured people face worries associated with paying medical bills, returning to work, and doing the everyday things they enjoy. Taking some of the stress and anxiety off their shoulders by providing responsive, one-on-one service lets our clients know they're being taken care of. If you have suffered any injuries due to this type of accident, chances are they are severe or even life-altering. Damage to your head, neck, spinal cord, bones or limbs can all create devastating problems not only in the immediate aftermath, but also for years to come. Paralysis, broken bones, loss of limbs or serious nerve damage can leave a person in intensive therapy, with expensive medical costs and a reduced quality of life. You need a personal injury lawyer in Scottsdale to represent your case with compassion, yet also fight aggressively for your rights.

At The Watkin Law Office, PC our legal team understands the type of trauma you may be experiencing and we will work to do all that we can to get your financial costs covered. This could include coverage for lost wages, medical bills, future treatment and other expenses. Together we can discuss your specific situation and work to create a solution for you or your loved ones. You can rely on us to negotiate with your insurance companies on your behalf and strive to make sure that all of your needs are met.

Clark Watkin of The Watkin Law Office, PC is a Scottsdale personal injury lawyer who represents serious personal injury and wrongful death clients throughout Arizona, including Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Peoria, Cave Creek, Carefree, Fountain Hills and Paradise Valley. Contact us today for a free confidential consultation.

IMPORTANT: If an insurance claims agent for the person at fault calls to "interview" you, decline -- at least until you have spoken with an attorney. Despite what the insurance agent might tell you, he is NOT "just trying to help."

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