In the state of Arizona in 2013, there were 107,308 traffic-related accidents. That averages out to nearly 300 accidents every day, approximately 12 crashes every hour, or one collision nearly every five minutes. Many of these collision occur in Maricopa County because of the large number of citizens and the large number of motorists in the area. With people driving to work, taking their children to daycare and school, or running errands in the greater Phoenix area, traffic gets congested and heavy traffic often leads to car accidents.
When a collision occurs, it is often due to an error or negligence on the part of one or more drivers involved. Factors including speed, distracted driving, and driving under the influence contribute to thousands of crashes every year and cause numerous injuries to those involved. When an accident results in injuries, the laws in Arizona are designed to hold drivers responsible for their actions, including the financial damages that result. The victims of these collisions may be entitled to bring a civil claim for damages to recover for their losses, including their medical expenses, and these claims can be available regardless of whether an at-fault driver received a citation in the crash. Consulting with a personal injury lawyer may help you understand your legal options if you have been involved in an accident and you were hurt.
A two car crash took place in Buckeye in the western portion of suburban Phoenix shortly before midnight. While the cause of the collision has not been determined yet, police have confirmed that one individual involved was killed. The incident took place on the northbound lanes and caused officials to close all northbound lanes of traffic between Broadway and Southern while the incident was investigated and debris was cleared. Traffic was still being diverted from the area at the start of morning rush hour today but all lanes are now open.
When an accident occurs, it may seem like there is no one on your side, fighting for your rights. But as an injury victim, it is your right to retain the help of a lawyer to represent your interests and make sure that you are protected.
At Abels & Annes, P.C., our legal team believes in helping those who have been hurt through the actions of others. To make that possible, we offer a free, no obligation case consultation to accident victims who call us toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191. We are standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week so that you can get the answers you deserve, whenever you need them.
If you have been hurt in a collision or if your loved one has been killed, you may be entitled to financial compensation but only if you act within the time period specified by the law, so do not delay. Call the injury lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. today and let us help you seek the relief you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
Two Car Crash Leaves 3 Injured in Phoenix, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published August 20, 2014.
SR 85 in Buckeye reopened after fatal crash, by Steve Stout, CBS5AZ.com, published August 25, 2014.