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Scottsdale Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Walking around Scottsdale on a nice day can be a great way to spend your time and get in some exercise. As you get around, it’s essential to follow the basic rules of the road: stay on the sidewalk, use crosswalks, and look both ways before crossing. Even when you exercise caution and follow the rules, it’s still possible to get into an accident because of a driver’s recklessness or inattention to the road. 

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident in Scottsdale, Feller & Wendt is here to help you file a claim and begin the process of receiving financial compensation and justice. Our team has devoted many years to practicing personal injury law and will fight tooth and nail to get you the results you deserve. 

Proving Liability in a Pedestrian Accident Case

Pedestrians in Arizona are expected to use crosswalks and yield to traffic. When the crosswalk permits you to navigate the intersection safely, you have the right of way and can cross. Most pedestrians are struck while legally crossing the crosswalk, leaving the reckless driver liable. In situations where the circumstances aren’t so clear-cut, your attorney will prove liability using the four components of negligence. By correlating the negligent driver’s breach of care to your injuries, they are effectively proving fault, allowing the pedestrian to sue for damages. 

Arizona is a comparative negligence state, meaning that even if the pedestrian is partially at fault, they can still receive damages. For example, if you happen to cross a street without using the crosswalk and are hit by a speeding driver, you may be considered partially liable for the accident. With the comparative negligence law, you can still file a claim and receive damages. 

How a Scottsdale Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Can Help

When facing the aftermath of a pedestrian accident, it’s best to partner with a Scottsdale pedestrian accident attorney as soon as possible. While you focus on recovering from your injuries and getting back into the groove of missed work and other day-to-day activities, your Scottsdale pedestrian accident lawyer will begin an investigation into the accident and begin building your case. Specifically, your attorney will work on the following: 

Gather Evidence

To demonstrate liability to the court, you must support your claim with evidence. For a pedestrian accident, this can include:

  •  Photographs of the scene of the accident
  • Traffic camera footage of the accident
  • Photographs of a malfunctioning or improperly marked crosswalk 
  • Police records
  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Medical reports

In many cases, especially those involving accidents where pedestrians have been struck by moving motor vehicles, the victim cannot gather evidence safely. Whether this is due to an unsafe environment or severe injury, if you are unable to collect any documentation from the scene of the accident, there’s no reason to worry. Your attorney will immediately begin to track down time-sensitive information, like the traffic camera footage and more, to build your case. 

Fight for Adequate Damages

When you file a claim without a Scottsdale pedestrian accident lawyer, the insurance company will offer the lowest settlement possible. It’s likely the settlement won’t cover the majority of your unpaid bills and missed wages and leave you without any compensation for your general suffering or anxiety after the accident. Being struck by a moving vehicle can not only cause severe damage to your physical body but to your mental health as well. 

Your attorney will demonstrate the size of your loss and fight for both economic and non-economic damages, which means receiving compensation for medical bills, lost wages due to the inability to work, rehabilitative therapy, emotional therapy, loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life, and more. We understand that sometimes the only way to get a true start at a new beginning is through financial compensation, and we will fight for just that. 

Statute of Limitations

In Scottsdale, Arizona, the current statute of limitations to file a claim for personal injury accidents is two years. It is best to file as quickly as possible so your evidence is still valid and so you can begin to receive the compensation you need to move on. 

However, if you are unable to file for any reason and your deadline has passed, our attorneys can review your case to see if you are fit for an extension. We understand that life happens and sometimes it’s difficult to find the time to fit in a bunch of legal paperwork. When you partner with Feller & Wendt, we handle it for you. 

Injured in a Pedestrian Accident? Feller & Wendt Can Help Today

Don’t wait another day to start the claim process. By partnering with Feller & Wendt, you are partnering with a Scottsdale pedestrian accident attorney who has your back through every step of the process, from the initial consultation to the final settlement. 

Get started with a free consultation today by calling (480) 702-2277 or by filling out our contact form.

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