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Hit and Run Pedestrian Accidents

If you were the victim of a pedestrian hit and run pedestrian accident, you may have more than a physical hit and run recovery to worry about. Many hit and run pedestrian accident victims also deal with psychological trauma. Even if the driver later returned and turned themselves in, you may be facing a long, uphill battle. That’s why getting a hit and run pedestrian accident hit and run pedestrian accident lawyer is highly recommended.

The personal injury attorneys at Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you have significant experience in helping clients through a hit and run recovery. Our offices are conveniently located in nearby ChandlerPeoria, and North Phoenix, and we can meet in-person at our nearby offices, over the phone, or video call.  You can contact us for a free consultation, or read on to find out more.

By the way, we will also help with other problems that have cost you sleep, like getting a rental car very soon and finding a nearby doctor who can help you. Even the best legal team isn’t good enough if your quality of life isn’t sustainable while justice and compensation are on the way. The whole point of legal action is to regain quality of life, so we help you long-term as attorneys and short-term as your go-to people.

Our local knowledge of the red light cameras, local businesses, and the Phoenix court systems help us get you the best settlement for your case.

How Most Humans Are Wired

We’re wired to have compassion, empathy and concern for others—particularly those who are weaker. And when someone doesn’t show those traits, it can be psychologically shocking to other people. In the aftermath of a hit and run pedestrian accident, when the victim has been injured and the driver knows it and still drives away, the driver is showing a complete lack of empathy.

How Common Are Hit and Run Pedestrian Accidents? 

In 2020 in Arizona, there were 1,842 total hit and run pedestrian accidents, approximately 1.5% of all crashes across the state. 1,767 of them occurred in Maricopa County alone. Out of all pedestrian accidents, 88% of the pedestrians involved were injured, and 11% were killed.  

What Kind of Person Hits a Pedestrian and Leaves the Scene?

Forensic clinical specialist Dr. Paul Clements, a professor at Drexel University, says that people who commit pedestrian hit-and-run crimes with no regard for the victim’s well-being are often the type of people who lack good moral judgment.

“Mostly what you’re looking at is people who blame others for their behaviors. [They feel] that it was an accident, and they either blame the person for getting in their way or [the victim] should have been paying better attention,” says Clements.

Pedestrian Accident Lawyer: Hit and Run Recovery Psychology

Psychologists suggest that reframing your experience in a more positive way may help you cope with what happened to you and aid in your hit and run recovery process. For instance, you were hit by a negligent driver who left the scene of the accident, but you know that it was not personally directed toward you. The person was simply selfish and put his or her own interests before yours.

In many cases, having a “takeaway” that you consider positive can help you recover more quickly. Perhaps you learned that you would never be so uncaring as the driver, or you discovered that you’re physically capable of more than you thought you were prior to the accident.

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Next Steps

At Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you, we have more than 15 years of experience helping clients obtain compensation for their personal injuries, including those from hit and run pedestrian accident in the Phoenix area. When you’re ready to talk, please contact our office to arrange a free initial consultation by phone or at our Chandler office, conveniently located near you.

If you have been in a hit and run pedestrian accident, contact Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm in nearby Chandler, AZ to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. We provide personal injury legal services to clients in your area including ChandlerGilbertMesaScottsdale, Tempe, and Peoria.

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