Pedestrian Accident Attorney Phoenix, AZ
Experienced Legal Counsel After a Pedestrian Accident
Arizona is ranked very high in the country for pedestrian fatalities and serious injuries. Pedestrian accidents often occur when drivers fail to pay attention to what is going on around them at intersections, in parking lots and along the roadway. Distracted motorists who hit pedestrians are far too often responsible for catastrophic and even fatal injuries.
At the Phoenix Law Office of Paul Englander, PLC, we take pedestrian accidents very seriously. Attorney Paul Englander frequently works with investigators to determine who hit a pedestrian or bicyclist and whether that motorist was negligent. We develop strong cases for our clients, often proving that drivers were speeding or otherwise driving carelessly when the accident occurred.
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Serious Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrians, bicyclists and runners have the right to use the road. When people are hit in crosswalks, on bike paths or by hit-and-run drivers, we work hard to obtain maximum compensation for their lost wages, medical bills, future medical expenses, pain, suffering and other losses.
When our clients have suffered catastrophic or permanent injuries, attorney Englander consults with their doctors and medical specialists to demonstrate the nature and extent of the injuries. We handle cases involving:
- Injuries to children
- Broken bones and fractures
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Crush injuries
- Head trauma and severe concussions
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Paraplegia/quadriplegia and paralysis
Work Zone Crashes
Construction and maintenance work is essential in order to maintain safe and efficient roadways. Work zones can create conditions that may increase the risk of crashes, injuries and death. In 2018, work zone-related motor vehicle crashes resulted in more than 45,000 injuries and 755 deaths, including:
- Drivers of motor vehicles – 473 deaths
- Passengers of motor vehicles – 144 deaths
- Pedestrians – 122 deaths
- Bicyclists – 8 deaths
Highway work zones pose multiple navigation challenges for motorists. Drivers must quickly comprehend a complex, and at times confusing combination of signs with changing instructions, to negotiate their way through an array of barrels, barriers, temporary lanes, and narrow roadways.
Construction workers are at risk as they build, repair, and maintain streets, bridges, tunnels, utilities and highways. From 2011 to 2015, 609 workers were killed from injuries at road work zones in the United States. Workers in Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, and California incurred the most fatal injuries at road construction sites during the 5-year period. About 46 percent of these workers were killed in pedestrian vehicular incidents. Workers were most frequently struck by automobiles or dump trucks.
Following a work zone collision, a personal injury lawyer should be consulted, to investigate potential liability and damages claims.
Extensive Personal Injury Experience
Paul Englander has more than 40 years of experience as a trial lawyer, and has focused his entire practice on personal injury and wrongful death cases. He is certified as a specialist in injury and wrongful death litigation by the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. Only 1 percent of all Arizona lawyers have earned this designation, which demonstrates significant personal injury trial experience.
Mr. Englander is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Best Lawyers in America, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, whose membership is limited to those attorneys who have succeeded in obtaining million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of their clients, the American Association of Justiceand the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association. He has also been recognized by SuperLawyers and Arizona’s Finest Lawyers.
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Talk to us now, while your memory of the event and the memory of any witnesses involved is still fresh. The sooner you talk to us, the sooner we can begin to gather evidence and build your case.
Contact a pedestrian accident lawyer to take the first step. We offer a free, confidential consultation. Home and hospital visits are available, as well as weekend and evening appointments. To reach us after hours or on weekends, please call 602-320-4378.