A man in a wheelchair was involved in an unfortunate incident with a car today in Glendale. The man was crossing the street near 43rd Avenue and Glendale when he was struck by the vehicle. He was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. While early reports say that alcohol and speed do not seem to be a factor, that does not necessarily mean the driver of the car was not at fault. Many drivers are not as cautious as they should be in intersections, putting pedestrians at high risk. While crossing a cross walk, pedestrians can never be certain if all the vehicles around them are aware of them crossing the road. People in wheelchairs may take longer to cross the street, and have a lower profile than walking pedestrians, therefore can easily fall victim to a careless driver.
If you or a loved one has been hit by a vehicle while crossing the street or walking on the sidewalk, the driver of the vehicle must be held accountable for their carelessness. Injuries from a car-pedestrian accident can range from minor to life threatening. You could suffer from immediate pain, or chronic pain and discomfort far into the future. It is important that you consult with Glendale AZ personal injury lawyer Matthew Lopez if you have been injured in a car-pedestrian or car-bicycle accident. Glendale AZ personal injury lawyer Matthew Lopez makes it his top priority to make sure your health and medical care are taken care of. Phoenix personal injury lawyer Matthew Lopez at Matthew Lopez Law is client-focused and makes sure his firm gives his clients personalized attention and transparency. Insurance companies can be tricky: their goal is to settle for the lowest amount possible, and will try to convince you your case and your injuries are worth a lot less that they actually are. Don’t discuss your injuries with insurance companies until you call Glendale AZ personal injury lawyer Matthew Lopez: 602-960-1731.