Every year, the population in the Valley of the Sun continues to increase at a high rate. As the population grows, everything grows, including the number of motorists. A greater number of drivers take to the road every year and with the young population of the Phoenix area, a large number of new motorists are anticipated for years to come. Traffic in Phoenix is heavy as a result and few areas are sparred from the congestion that many drivers loathe.
Car accidents can happen at any point on a road, street, highway, or a parking lot but some situations are more likely than others to lead to a crash. For example, intersections have a large number of collisions because traffic moving in different directions must yield the right-of-way so that only one direction of traffic is in a designated spot at any one time. Failing to yield by running a red light or a stop sign may place multiple vehicles in the intersection simultaneously and lead to a crash.
The cause of an accident can be difficult to determine but the majority of collisions occur when a driver makes a mistake or acts negligently in some way. This negligence can lead to a driver receiving a traffic ticket or other punishment including a criminal charge based on the facts of a specific crash, but that may not be where the penalties end. Arizona law enables victims to obtain the relief they need by bringing a civil claim against the responsible driver or vehicle owner. Speaking with a personal injury lawyer may help you understand your options if an accident has affected your life or left your loved one injured or killed.
A motorist was driving in the area of 69th Street and Shea in Scottsdale on Monday when the driver collided with two other vehicles, according to local authorities. The crash happened in the intersection and the cause of the accident has not been confirmed but police did state that the first vehicle’s driver lost control after the initial impact, sending the vehicle off the road’s surface and into a nearby canal. The canal had several feet of water in it which led to the vehicle becoming partially submerged.
Two people involved in the accident were hurt and were taken to hospitals for treatment of injuries that were not believed to be life threatening. Witnesses likely played a role in helping the occupants of the partially submerged vehicle escape but it is not clear whether that early escape helped prevent any more serious injuries.
A car accident rarely ends when the dust of the collision settles but rather continues to affect the lives of victims for weeks, months, or even years to come. In the event of an injury, a victim may never fully recover physically if the damages are severe. But a victim may be able to obtain the relief he or she needs by seeking a financial recovery following the crash and the right to seek this help cannot be barred or prevented by a negligent motorist.
Both drivers and passengers may have claims for their injuries if a crash has left them hurt, and the personal injury lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. offer all victims a free case consultation to help them learn about their rights. We have a lawyer standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take your call toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191 and everything discussed will be kept confidential.
If we can help you understand your accident, call Abels & Annes, P.C. today and let us help you seek the relief you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
NFL Quarterback Cam Newton Hurt in Car Accident, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published December 9, 2014.
2 hospitalized after vehicle crashes into Scottsdale canal, Fox10Phoenix.com, published December 8, 2014.