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80,000 pedestrians are injured in traffic accidents every year in the United States; 5,000 are killed annually.  Arizona is among the top five states in the number of pedestrian collisions per 100,000 population, according to data published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Most injured pedestrians fall into one of three specific groups that do not or cannot drive, and thus, depend largely on walking for their transportation.  They are children, the elderly and low-income people, although many others are victims as well.

Factors Affecting the Number and Severity of Pedestrian Injuries and Deaths

The NHTSA reports alcohol involvement, either for the driver or the pedestrian or both in nearly half of all pedestrian fatalities.

Speed is a major contributing factor in collisions of all types, and it has serious consequences for pedestrians.  Higher vehicle speeds increase the likelihood of a pedestrian being hit and result in more severe injuries and death when they do occur.

Driver inattention also contributes to pedestrian collisions, and, unfortunately, this may be on the rise due to the use of cell phones and other electronic devices in automobiles and trucks.

At O’Steen & Harrison, we understand the special requirements associated with handling pedestrian accident cases.

The Importance of Acting Promptly Following an Accident

Establishing the responsibility of a careless driver in a pedestrian collision can be difficult, especially in cases where there were no impartial witnesses.  At our law firm, we employ the finest accident reconstruction experts to collect and analyze all relevant evidence and, when advisable, to recreate a particular accident on computers using virtual reality programs.

Our accident investigators, paralegals and lawyers leave no stone unturned in the course of our work on our pedestrian clients’ cases.  Because delay works against injured accident victims, we devote maximum attention to the investigation of all accident cases immediately upon being retained.

Our Injury Lawyers Can Help You

Our injury lawyers and staff want to help you, in the unfortunate event that you or a loved one was involved in a pedestrian accident.  Just email or telephone us for a free, no obligation, confidential consultation. Put our more than 35 years experience on your side.

For free answers to your legal questions about injuries from pedestrian accidents, just complete our convenient online contact form.

Certified Specialists in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

At our firm, your injury claim will be personally handled or supervised by one or more of our certified injury specialists. Only about 1% of Arizona lawyers have achieved the level of experience and skill required to be certified as personal injury specialists by the State Bar of Arizona. This extra skill costs you no more.

Pedestrian Accident News

Jose Manuel Quero Killed in Crosswalk by Taxi Driver

Jose Manuel Quero was killed while crossing the street in a crosswalk near Irvington Road and 12th Avenue in Tucson. Mr. Quero was hit by a taxi cab whose driver "exhibited signs and symptoms of impairment."

Pedestrian Killed in Accident on Camelback Road in Glendale

An adult female was struck and killed as she walked across Camelback Road in the early morning hours on Wednesday. The accident occurred near 69th Avenue.

David McWilliam Struck and Killed While Crossing Highway 93

A hit-and-run accident claimed the life of a pedestrian as he crossed Highway 93 shortly before 8:30 p.m. on the Fourth of July. DPS investigators report that David McWilliam died after being struck by David Antista, who then fled the scene. Pedestrian Accident Lawyers