Tucson Pedestrian Died From Injuries

Deceased Pedestrian Was Identified

 

Mr. Michael Gary Edminster, a 50 year old resident of Tucson, was struck near the intersection of North Campbell Avenue and East Prince Road.  Mr. Edminster was crossing the street outside the pedestrian walkway when he was struck by an SUV.  The Tucson pedestrian died from injuries caused by the auto accident.

 

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Tucson Pedestrian Died From Injuries

 

The accident occurred before 9:00 p.m. when there was some reasonable visibility in the roadway.  The driver of the 2001 BMW SUV was identified and he remained on the scene for questioning.  A traffic citation was not issued.  The driver of the vehicle described the pedestrian as running across the street from south to north when the accident took place.

 

Frequency of Tucson Pedestrian Fatal Accidents

 

There have been 7 pedestrian deaths as a result of car accidents this year.   This is less than last year.  However, it is still alarming that these accidents are occurring during the day where the driver is not impaired.  It is unfortunate that some of our drivers and pedestrians have suffered the same fate.  This kind of incident is not atypical in Arizona or in the rest of the country.   In fact, more than 4,700 pedestrians lost their lives last year.  Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to die as compared to those who occupy a vehicle.

 

Tucson Pedestrian Injury Attorneys Advocating for You

 

A pedestrian accident will most likely leave a person with permanent injuries, or it can lead to the person’s death.  Remember that a pedestrian has the right of way whether the crosswalk is marked or not, just as long as the pedestrian is crossing properly.  At Lara Law Firm, we handle pedestrian cases that became wrongful death claims. The responsible party (even the government) must be held accountable for the negligent acts that take the lives of our citizens.  Please contact our office if you have any questions about your case.

Pedestrian Accidents in Arizona and Exercising Safety

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Pedestrian Accidents in Arizona and Exercising Safety

 

If you are struck and injured by a car as a pedestrian, it may seem obvious you should be entitled to recover money damages. But under Arizona law, the car driver is often given the benefit of the doubt.  Your attorney will have to stand up to insurance defense lawyers who will do everything possible to blame you, the victim.  We have the experience, skill and resources to fight aggressively against the full power of the largest insurance companies.  If you or a loved one was hit by a car when walking along a sidewalk, street or crosswalk, contact us right away.

 


Many pedestrian accidents are caused by a hit and run driver or an uninsured or underinsured driver.  Even if you think there is no avenue for recovery, we examine every possible source of compensation, such as homeowner’s insurance policies that less-experienced attorneys might not even consider.  We have a successful record of finding ways to help our clients get the money they need for economic and non-economic losses.  We work to make sure you are compensated for your legal, medical and financial needs.  We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency basis. This means we are paid only when we win a settlement or verdict for you.


 

Call us today to discuss your legal options for recovery with a trusted and experienced attorney.

 

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Tips on Pedestrian Safety in Arizona

 

The NHST (National Highway Traffic Safety) Administration reports that 445 people end up in the emergency room due to a pedestrian accidents everyday in this country.  Many of these accidents up being fatal.  Stay safe as a pedestrian and make your way home safely each day using these tips:

  • Use the sidewalk or shoulder: If there is a sidewalk available, use it. If there aren’t sidewalks available, walk on the shoulder of the road and be sure to face traffic. This way, you and any oncoming drivers can see each other.
  • Walking at night: Be extra cautious and alert at night. Visibility is reduced at night, so running at night is better on a track or at the gym.
  • Pedestrian right-of-way: As a pedestrian, you have the right-of-way on the roads. However, if there are no traffic signals, drivers have to let you cross.If there are traffic signals, follow the intersection rules as if you were in a car.  Both pedestrians and drivers share the responsibility to keep roads and intersections safe. Follow these guidelines and pay attention to improve pedestrian safety in Arizona and to reduce the number of pedestrian accidents on our streets.  If you are injured in a pedestrian accident, contact us for a free injury case consultation.
  • Don’t be distracted: Looking at your phone while walking through a crosswalk, or otherwise being distracted, can increase the chances of an accident.You need to be able to hear what’s happening around you, especially honking cars.
  • Use designated crosswalks: Jaywalking is illegal and dangerous. Use designated crosswalks to avoid collisions with oncoming drivers.Automated crosswalks at stoplights are safest because drivers are more cautious around intersections.

 

Contact Our Law Office

 

Call our office if you have been injured in a pedestrian accident.  We can refer you to doctors who will work with you on a lien basis.