As the population of the Phoenix metro area continues to grow, many intersections are becoming increasingly dangerous. There are more drivers and more pedestrians now than ever before, and unfortunately, accidents and injuries occur all too frequently. If you were injured or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, make sure you reach out to an experienced lawyer for advice.
My name is Stephen I. Leshner, and I am a Phoenix pedestrian accident attorney who has practiced law in Arizona since 1976. I have represented people who were hit by drunk drivers, drivers who were using cellphones and drivers who were trying to change radio stations rather than paying attention to the road. These drivers must be held accountable for their negligence and recklessness, and the injured pedestrians deserve to be compensated for the damages they suffer.
Compensation for Serious Injuries
Whether a pedestrian is hit by a car, motorcycle or truck, the pedestrian always loses. Pedestrians are unprotected and vulnerable, and when vehicles strike them, serious injuries are the usual result. I have experience helping people in the Phoenix area who suffered:
- Neck fractures
- Back injuries and paralysis
- Brain injuries
- Multiple fractures
- Broken bones
- Nerve damage
Overcoming Insurance Company Tactics
Insurance companies often attempt to place blame on the pedestrian rather than the driver in order to limit the amount of money they have to pay out. In other situations, the insurer offers a quick settlement hoping it will be accepted before the full extent of the injuries is known. I encourage you not to accept a settlement offer before speaking with an experienced personal injury lawyer about your case.
Contact an Arizona Pedestrian Injury Attorney
If you were hit by a car while crossing a street or walking on a sidewalk in the Phoenix area, I encourage you to contact me to discuss legal options. You can schedule a free initial consultation by calling 602 266-9000.