Man With History Of DUIs Causes Injuries
They want to bring you a story from a little out of their coverage area because it highlights some of the dangers that pedestrians all over Arizona face each day.
Last month in Tucson, a man with a history of DUI charges was arrested after a hit-and-run accident that seriously injured a man in his 60s.
Police say that Christopher Lopez is not facing more charges – aggravated DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. Lopez is also facing charges in connection with two DUI cases from earlier in 2018.
The incident happened as the victim was crossing in a pedestrian crosswalk.
At Lorona Mead, they know that pedestrians face significant dangers when they head out. If you need a Phoenix pedestrian accident attorney, you can count on their team to work on getting you the compensation you deserve.
For the latest reporting year in Arizona, the state saw 1,702 pedestrian accidents and almost all of them resulted in injuries or fatalities.
- 222 people were killed
- 1,510 people were injured
Pedestrian accidents are so dangerous because the human body has no way to protect itself from the force of a vehicle that weighs thousands of pounds. Severe injuries are common in these accidents, with many of them leading to long-term disabilities.
They know that medical expenses can become costly, but those are only some of the expenses that accident victims face. Many people do not consider the hidden costs of accidents:
- Lost income if the injured person or their caregiver cannot work.
- Home or vehicle accommodations if an accident victim will need a wheelchair or other mobility assistance.
- Life-long care needs if the injuries are serious enough to cause disabilities.
How many of these accidents were caused by drunk drivers? They know that people who make the choice to drive after consuming too much alcohol are a danger to everyone on the road around them and they should be held responsible for any damages and injuries they cause.
Distracted drivers, those who are busy focusing on their phone or other devices instead of the roadway, are also a danger to those around them. A text message or a quick video is all it takes to alter lives forever.
What Are Your Options?
If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident that was caused by someone else’s careless or negligent behavior, the experienced team at Lorona Mead is ready to help. They know that you will face many expenses in the aftermath of an accident that causes injuries. Let them help you get the compensation you need to cover all of your accident-related expenses. This can include:
- Help with all of your medical expenses that arise as a result of the accident.
- Coverage for lost income if your injuries force you to miss work.
- Pain and suffering damages as well as punitive damages against the responsible party.