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Pedestrian accidents are among the most serious of all crashes involving a motor vehicle. Last year alone 1,310 pedestrians were injured and 136 pedestrians were killed in Arizona. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, in 2009 the percentage of pedestrians killed as a result of an accident was nearly 8% of all pedestrian accidents while the percentage of bicyclists killed was about 1% of bicycle accidents. Pedestrians are afforded little protection from contact with motor vehicles, especially those moving at high or even moderate rates of speed.
Many pedestrian accidents are preventable and are the result of inattentive drivers. Negligent drivers are often quick to blame the pedestrian for being at fault, although the negligent driver is almost always at fault. As a result, insurance companies often refuse to compensate pedestrians for their injuries. If you have sustained injuries as a result of a pedestrian accident, contact the Bradshaw Firm for a free consultation.