In 2013, there were 107,348 traffic accidents in the State of Arizona. Of those, 777 were fatal and 34,047 collisions resulted in injuries to one or more individuals involved. Statistically, nearly one out of three Arizona car accidents resulted in injuries or death in 2013 alone. Not only were the lives of those involved affected by these accidents but their children, parents, siblings, neighbors, coworkers, and loved ones may all have felt a loss due to injuries or a death.
The victims of these crashes have to deal with doctor’s appointments, pain and suffering, and potentially permanent damages like scarring. But the laws in Phoenix and the rest of the state are on the side of victims when it comes to the financial burden sustained in a car accident. Victims of these crashes who suffer injuries may be entitled to seek financial compensation for their losses, including any medical and surgical bills, through the use of a civil claim for damages. These claims are separate from any traffic-related charges that may be brought by authorities and the right to seek this relief belongs to the victims who have been harmed. Consulting with a personal injury lawyer may help you understand your legal options if you have been involved in a collision.
Shortly before 7:00 a.m. yesterday, two cars collided on US Highway 60 near 99th Avenue, leaving one person dead. The accident closed eastbound lanes for several hours as emergency crews tended to the victims of the crash and officers investigated at the scene. Authorities have not yet confirmed what factors led to the collision or whether either driver involved in the incident erred or acted negligently prior to the impact. It is also unknown how many passengers, if any, were traveling in the vehicles.
Car accidents are believed to be responsible for billions of dollars in damages across Arizona every year. In addition to damages caused to vehicles, accidents result in medical expenses, rehabilitative care, lost wages, and a decreased ability to work, in some cases. When taken together with the loss of life caused by crashes, it is apparent how serious of an issue accidents are to those who live in and visit the state, including Phoenix.
At Abels & Annes, P.C., our legal team has witnessed the devastation caused by car accidents in Phoenix first hand through the representation of numerous victims and through our efforts to help them obtain the best possible outcome in every case. We want to help you understand your legal options as well if you have been involved in an accident.
We have a lawyer standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to take your call and provide you with a free, no obligation case consultation regarding your accident and your legal rights.
If you have been injured in an accident or if your loved one has been killed, do not let yourself continue to suffer. Call Abels & Annes, P.C. today and let us help you seek the relief you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
Cyclist Killed in Phoenix by Fleeing Driver, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published August 28, 2104.
Eastbound US 60 reopens after fatal crash at 99th Ave, by Steve Stout, CBS5AZ.com, published August 28, 2014.