Many people in the Phoenix area take advantage of walking around our beautiful town and surrounding areas. Whether it’s walking for exercise or to get someplace, usually pedestrians are able to safely share the roads with vehicles. But occasionally a serious accident occurs that can change the life of a person forever.
A pedestrian was recently killed in Phoenix by a hit and run driver. The 30-year-old man was crossing Van Buren Street in a marked crosswalk near 35th Avenue when a white Saturn SUV struck him. The victim was taken to a local hospital and died a short time later. The driver of the SUV drove off and police are asking for the public’s help in locating the vehicle and its driver.
No one expects they will be in a terrible accident due to no fault of their own. Unfortunately, not every driver is careful and sometimes they can cause these accidents due to their own negligence. If a family has been affected by a negligent driver they may want to speak with a legal professional who is skilled in personal injury.
An attorney understands that a family may be facing unexpected and costly medical bills and other expenses, along with the emotional toll the accident may have caused. An attorney can investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident and help determine what happened and who is at fault. They can negotiate with insurance companies to make sure their client receives fair compensation and can make sure the negligent party is held responsible for their mistake.
Car accidents can have severe consequences which is why it can be important to have an experienced attorney fighting for a victim’s rights.