June 25, 2012 by admin
When a car runs into a pedestrian, it’s likely to be very serious. In fact, every 90 minutes in the U.S., a pedestrian is killed in an auto accident, and another 80,000 are seriously injured every year. As you would expect, more pedestrian accidents occur in urban areas like Phoenix than rural areas. Intersections with signals and crosswalks are a common place for collisions with pedestrians, but just as many accidents happen at places without crosswalks or signals.
If you’ve been hit by a car, it’s very important that you follow these steps to make sure your rights are protected:
- Call the police.
- Don’t leave the scene of the accident before the police and, if necessary, the paramedics arrive.
- Get the names and phone numbers of those involved in the accident and any witnesses.
- Don’t make any statements to anyone except the police about the accident.
- Don’t admit fault.
- Following the collision, see a doctor for your injuries.
After you’ve been injured in an accident, you’re sure to have plenty of questions. The personal injury lawyers at Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience in Mesa can answer any of your legal questions and provide you with the guidance you need. Please call us toll-free at (800) 501-2782 for a free initial consultation or contact us online at http://www.sgplaw.com/contactus.php.
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