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Personal injury lawyer in Scottsdale, AZ

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If you are a pedestrian who is struck by a car while in a crosswalk, clearly you’re going to have questions. The number of people who are struck by cars while in a crosswalk it’s friendly high; around 1500 crashes a year involve pedestrians being struck while they are in a crosswalk. So we are going to talk about steps to take after you have been struck in a crosswalk as a pedestrian.

We are assuming you received an injury during this accident, therefore the first thing we would tell you to do is to contact a personal injury lawyer in Scottsdale, AZ such as the ones available at Yearin Law Office.

However, that is not the only thing you can do. One of the first things that you should do is not feel ashamed for being afraid or angry. Do not let this anger or fear get the best of you, the very first thing you should do is make sure that you are out of the street and somewhere safe enough to sit down and take the following steps  that we will be talking about below.

You should first contact law enforcement. Whether the driver is still at the scene or not, you should contact the local police and follow. You might think it is acceptable to call after you receive medical attention, chances are you will be told that it is too late to file a report. Law enforcement should be contacted regardless of how minor or serious your injuries are, and you should ensure that you give the officer a can an account of the accident from your perspective because this is critical for later.

You should get contact information that is available, if you can get the information of the driver that was involved in the accident you should get their insurance information and contact information, and you should reach out to witnesses in the area to get their contact information as well.

If you are in a relatively safe place and you have a cell phone, you should take photographs. Photographs include an approximate location of where you were struck, photos of the vehicle involved in any other information including street signs that can be helpful. If you are in a four way intersection you should make sure that you take photos of the entire area and while some photos may never be used they can be very helpful to reconstructing the scene and the accident.

After all of this, get medical attention. Anytime you suffer from any type of surprise like this adrenaline is going to be coursing through your body and is going to mask the severity of any injuries that you received. Therefore to protect yourself you should get medical attention, follow any orders by the physician and make sure that you carefully document any injuries and ask the doctor to photograph your injuries.

You should contact the responsible parties insurance as soon as you have medical treatment, do not answer any questions that you are asked, do not provide any information that is not required. If you have any worries you should contact a personal injury lawyer and have them help you deal with the insurance company.

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