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Arizona Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

If you’ve been injured as a pedestrian in Arizona, you may be feeling upset, confused, and stressed out. The Advocates are here for you.

A Pedestrian Accident Attorney Can Help Your Case

When a pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle, it often spells disaster. Car accidents involving pedestrians often result in serious injuries or fatalities, because pedestrians have much less protection than motorists.

The Phoenix personal injury attorneys with The Advocates are here to help. We have assisted thousands of accident victims throughout their recoveries, so we understand the struggles you are facing. We are committed to fighting for your legal rights and doing whatever we can to help you obtain maximum compensation for your damages.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident in Phoenix, Tucson, or elsewhere in Arizona and need an experienced attorney for your personal injury claim, contact The Advocates law firm today for a free consultation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Not every accident requires an attorney. However, if the accident resulted in injuries or significant property damage, it is a good idea to contact a lawyer. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you navigate the claims process, which can be lengthy and complex. Your attorney will build your case, keep track of your medical records, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent you in court if necessary. Studies have shown that accident victims who hire a personal injury lawyer can receive settlements up to 3.5 times larger than if they settled on their own.

The best way to know if you have a case is to speak with an attorney. The Advocates offer free consultations—you can speak with a qualified legal team to understand what your case is worth without paying a dime. Once you have decided to hire an Advocate, we will investigate your accident to firmly establish liability.

Your initial consultation with us is always 100% free. There are never any upfront costs or hidden fees when you hire The Advocates.

Our attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means that our attorney fees are calculated as a percentage of your settlement. You will not pay us unless we win your case, and you receive a settlement.

Every personal injury case is different. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to accident claims. The length of the claims process will depend on the severity of your injuries, the willingness of the other party to settle, the court’s caseload, and more.

In general, personal injury cases can take anywhere from several months to a few years. It’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to get your case started. Each state has a statute of limitations for personal injury cases, after which you will lose your right of action.

When you hire The Advocates, we will begin investigating your accident immediately while you finish medical treatment. Once all evidence and medical records have been compiled, your attorney will send a demand letter to the other party’s insurance company. At this point, negotiations will begin.

In many cases, a settlement can be reached during negotiations. If the other party refuses to make a fair offer, you may choose to file a suit. In the litigation phase, your attorney will represent you in court in front of a judge, jury, and/or arbitrator.

A Team of Legal Professionals Assigned to Your Case

For nearly 30 years, The Advocates have helped thousands of personal injury victims receive the compensation and care they deserve after their accidents, and we are prepared to do the same for you. 

We can help you:

  • Understand the claims process
  • Access medical care and other treatment such as physical therapy
  • Investigate your accident
  • Build your case
  • Negotiate with insurance adjusters

You only pay if we win your case!


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Arizona Pedestrian Accident Statistics


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Where are pedestrian accidents most likely to occur?

Arizona pedestrian accident statistics

  • Male pedestrians are more likely to be involved in a fatal accident than female pedestrians
  • Over a five-year period, more than 1,200 Arizona pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle accidents, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation
  • The state of Arizona consistently ranks in the top 10 most dangerous states for pedestrians
  • Nearly half of all fatal pedestrian accidents involve alcohol
  • According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a pedestrian is killed in an accident about every 81 minutes nationwide
Arizona is one of the most dangerous states for pedestrians
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Common causes of pedestrian accidents

  • Speeding: The faster a motorist is traveling, the less reaction time they give themselves when a hazard becomes present. Speeding also increases the risk of serious injuries or death
  • Impaired driving: Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol creates a danger to everyone on the road
  • Distracted driving and/or walking: Both drivers and pedestrians should avoid using cell phones, fiddling with music, or becoming otherwise distracted while on or near the road
  • Failure to yield right-of-way: It’s important to be familiar with the rules of the road whether you are driving or walking
  • Poor visibility: Most pedestrian accidents occur in dark or dim conditions. 
  • Pedestrians walking unsafely: Whenever possible, pedestrians should use sidewalks, walk against the flow of traffic, and use crosswalks to cross the street
  • Failure to follow signs and signals: Drivers should always adhere to stop signs and red lights, and pedestrians must follow all pedestrian control signals

Common pedestrian accident injuries 

Depending on the severity of the accident, pedestrian injuries can range from mild to life-threatening. It is not uncommon for injured pedestrians to suffer:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Broken or missing teeth
  • Internal organ damage
  • Lacerations and bruising
  • Scarring and disfigurement
Common injuries that occur during pedestrian accidents

Arizona Traffic Laws


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Where can pedestrians cross the street?

Arizona law requires that vehicles yield to pedestrians in the following situations:

  • A pedestrian is in a crosswalk and on the same half of the roadway that the vehicle is traveling
  • A pedestrian is in a crosswalk on the opposite half of the roadway, but is approaching the vehicle’s side of the road closely enough to be in danger

This means that vehicles must yield to pedestrians on their half of the roadway, even if the pedestrian is not in the vehicle’s immediate lane of travel.

Pedestrians must yield the right-of-way to motor vehicles when crossing at locations other than a crosswalk or where a pedestrian tunnel or walkway is present.

In some municipalities, local governments may prohibit pedestrians from crossing the street in certain areas.

Where should pedestrians walk when there is no sidewalk?

Pedestrians should always use the sidewalk when possible and practicable. When a sidewalk is not present, pedestrians should:

  • Walk on the shoulder of the road, as far from the roadway as possible
  • Walk against traffic (usually the left side of the road)
  • Remain as visible as possible by wearing bright and/or reflective clothing, particularly at night
  • Stay alert and aware of surroundings
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Who can use the sidewalk besides pedestrians?

Arizona law states that no motor vehicle may drive on sidewalks.

State law does not restrict bicycles or scooters from riding on sidewalks, but some municipalities- such as Phoenix– have their own ordinances regarding the practice.

What is the statute of limitations for a pedestrian accident?

For any personal injury case, a plaintiff only has a certain amount of time to file their claim. After that time period is up, they lose their right of action. This is referred to as the statute of limitations.

In Arizona, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is 2 years. However, it is a good idea to file your claim much sooner than that. Personal injury cases can take a long time to settle, so it is a good idea to give yourself as much time as possible before the statute of limitations is up. As soon as you think you may have a case, contact a personal injury lawyer so they may begin working on your claim.

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When Should I Hire an Arizona Pedestrian Attorney?


If you were injured in a pedestrian accident due to a driver’s negligence, you may be unsure of what to do next. Between medical expenses, painful injuries, property damage, and emotional anguish, it’s easy to feel like your life has flipped upside down. 

The at-fault driver’s insurance company will likely do whatever they can to avoid paying you fairly for your damages. It is often not easy to obtain fair compensation for your injuries after an accident.

The Phoenix pedestrian accident attorneys with The Advocates have years of experience negotiating with insurance providers and taking on the stressful parts of the claims process. We are ready to listen to your story, help you understand your options, and provide competent legal advice and representation while you focus on your recovery.

The Advocates will be here for you every step of the way. Contact our law office today for a free case review. You deserve a team who truly cares about your recovery. You deserve an Advocate.

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