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Pedestrian Accidents

Mesa Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

Helping Clients After Severe Injuries

Around Mesa, pedestrian accidents are a tragic yet inevitable part of everyday life. In built-up areas throughout the Valley of the Sun, minor and major traffic-related pedestrian accidents occur at an alarming rate, the sad outcome of which are numerous injuries and fatalities. For example, the Arizona Department of Transportation reports that there were 103,637 pedestrian crashes in 2012 alone, of which 1,354 resulted in severe injuries and 130 were proven to be fatal. The majority of these pedestrian crashes occurred in urban areas, and the most common factors included adverse weather conditions, drunk drivers, and vehicle operators who ran red lights or failed to stop or yield when necessary. If you or a loved one has been injured, call our Mesa pedestrian accident attorneys immediately. Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience, PLC has recovered millions of dollars for our clients since 1961 and can help you heal from severe injuries.

Contact us online or at (480) 999-9181 for a free, same-day consultation with one of our friendly, caring attorneys. We can calculate how much your case is worth and pursue your legal goals.

How Do Pedestrian Accidents Occur?

When you think about a pedestrian accident, the most obvious scenario that comes to mind involves someone crossing a busy street without looking where they were going and a vehicle subsequently hitting them. However, there are many other types of pedestrian accidents, especially in urbanized areas around Arizona. For instance, dog walkers and joggers commonly encounter dangerous hit and run drivers. In addition, crosswalk, parking lot, and intersection accidents are extremely prevalent, as well as car, bus, truck, bicycle, and motorcycle accidents involving people driving under the influence. Pedestrian accident injuries typically include broken bones, internal organ damage, paralysis, and head and/or brain injuries, and even low impact collisions can end up causing serious wounds.

Arizona’s Pedestrian Laws

Pedestrians have right-of-way rights established by Arizona laws. At crosswalks, all vehicles must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians, meaning that when a pedestrian is crossing the street in front of the vehicle, the driver must stop. Arizona laws also require pedestrians to use the sidewalk whenever present and not walk along the roadway is a sidewalk is available.

However, pedestrians are not protected when they jaywalk, or cross the street where a crosswalk is not present. Pedestrians may be held partly liable for their own injuries if they’re found to have been jaywalking.

What to Do If You Are A Pedestrian in An Accident

When a vehicle hits a pedestrian, the resulting injuries are often life-changing, but this does not mean that the victim should have to suffer due to someone else's negligence. That is where the Mesa-based pedestrian accident legal team at Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience, PLC can help. If you are a pedestrian who has been involved in an accident in which you were not to blame, our experienced personal injury attorneys can help to fight for your rights and pursue the compensation you need. Call us for a free consultation - no recovery, no fee!

At our firm, our knowledgeable personal injury lawyers find that most types of pedestrian accidents are caused by preoccupied or careless motorists, where a driver may be paying attention to cars as well as other vehicles on the roads, but might not look out for pedestrians, particularly in residential areas and side streets. By law, pedestrians usually have the right of way, and careless motorists who disregard this fact are in violation of state code and can be liable for any injuries you or a family member has suffered.

Our team has successfully recovered millions for clients, including injured pedestrians, in damages such as:

  • Medical bills, including emergency costs like ambulance rides, surgeries, and hospital stays, as well as future costs like physical therapy, medications, medical equipment, and more
  • Lost wages and future earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering

Deciding to retain legal representation is not an easy choice to make, especially if an accident victim has been left feeling anxious, upset, or stressed by their traumatic experience. However, in many cases, seeking out a reputable Mesa pedestrian accident lawyer can help to relieve this apprehension and unease.

Learn more about your legal options by calling our Mesa pedestrian accident attorneys at (480) 999-9181. Our firm is big enough to offer our resources and experience, and small enough to provide you with personalized service.

Client Testimonials

We've Helped Thousands of Clients Throughout the East Valley
  • “Jess was amazing. He instantly put my mind at ease on the handling of my case. If you want great results and to deal with great people, Jess Gulbrandsen is who you need to see after a car accident.”

    - Todd, Client
  • “I got into a real bad roll-over, and they did everything to their ability to get me what was right. I just want to give a huge thanks to Chris and Ria for all the wonderful help and time that they put into my case, as it was a long one.”

    - Matt, Client
  • “My experience with Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience has been nothing short of amazing... I recommend Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience to all my friends and family.”

    - Rusty, Client
  • “Being in a car accident was difficult enough. Not having to worry about the case or how things would be paid out for medical expenses was the greatest…Thanks so much for everything!”

    - Lynsey, Consultant
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Client Victories

Millions Recovered in Successful Verdicts & Settlements
  • Bus Rollover Crash $50 Million

    Over $50 million recovered in a case involving multiple attorneys and victims in a bus rollover crash.

  • Truck Accident $10 Million

    We recovered over $10 million for a family involved in a trucking accident case.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $5.3 Million

    We recovered $5.3 million for a client involved in a motor vehicle accident.

  • Biking Accident $5 Million

    We recovered $5 million for a client involved in a biking accident.

  • Burn Injury $1.5 Million

    We recovered $1.5 million for a burn victim.

  • Motorcycle Accident $1.5 Million

    We recovered $1.5 million for a client involved in a motorcycle accident.

  • Tire Defect $1.5 Million

    We recovered $1.5 million for a client against a tire manufacturer involving a tire defect.

  • Car Accident $1.25 Million

    We recovered $1.25 million in a car accident involving a rollover.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $1 Million

    We recovered $1 million for a client involved in a motor vehicle accident.

  • Sand Rail Accident $450,000

    We recovered $450,000 for a client involved in a sand rail accident.

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What We Offer Our Clients

Why You Can Trust Us to Handle Your Case:
  • A Record of Results

    We have recovered millions of dollars for injured clients throughout Arizona and are proud members of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

  • Experience on Your Side

    Founded in 1961, we are among the oldest firms in the East Valley, proudly serving injured clients in our communities for 60 years.

  • Personalized Legal Solutions

    We believe in treating each client and case with the individualized care and attention that they deserve.

  • Dedicated Attention

    When you hire our firm, you will work with one attorney from start to finish, ensuring that your representation is intimately familiar with the details of your case.

We Are Here for You

Our law offices are open to all who are in need. This is our community too and we want to see victims justified. If you live in the Mesa area and need a team of professionals on your side, call us and we will fight for justice by fighting for you.