Thinking about your day-to-day activities, do you encounter traffic in the greater Phoenix area? Do you drive on the Loop 101, 202, or 303? Do you drive on I-10 or I-17? Or do you stick to city roads and surface streets as you get around town? Even if you do not own your own car or drive, chances are that the traffic conditions in Phoenix affect you all the same. Those who travel by foot or by bus know that traffic and collisions have a direct effect on their commute. In fact, more than 100,000 car accidents happen in Arizona every year, according to the Secretary of State, and many of those incidents involve multiple victims. When large vehicles like buses or trucks are involved, the potential number of victims may increase substantially.
If a crash takes place in Phoenix and causes you injuries, the state laws may provide you with certain protections and certain rights, including the right to seek financial compensation for your injuries. A personal injury lawyer may be able to help you understand your options if a collision has affected you or or has injured your loved one. Claims may be possible against an at-fault driver or that driver’s insurance company but can also be available against your own insurance. Many crashes spawn the potential for multiple claims so that a victim can obtain fair and adequate compensation for the damages done, so it is important to lean about all options before you decide the path to recovery to pursue.
Authorities in Chandler were alerted to a car accident near the intersection of Alma School and Chandler Boulevard on Saturday night. The facts of the incident are not clear yet but it has been confirmed that four people, all adults, were injured and in need of medical help. One victim sustained serious injuries and had to be transported by air ambulance to an area hospital.
There has not been a definitive cause of the accident released by the police at this time but the factual review is ongoing. Police plan to speak with the victims to learn about the conditions prior to the impact and to try to sort through all relevant information.
When you step into a car, your safety is in the hands of the driver of the vehicle and the other drivers in the area. Passengers have little control of the outcome of a ride and are at the mercy of others, making it all the more troubling when a crash takes place. Victims, whether drivers or passengers, may sustain injuries that necessitate medical treatment but may have no means to obtain the help they need. Fortunately, Arizona law recognizes that the innocent should not have to bear the financial damages caused by these incidents and therefore allow victims to seek relief.
The personal injury lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. believe in helping all injury victims and fighting for their rights. To help them, we offer a free case consultation toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191 and we provide it 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Unlike some firms, when you call Abels & Annes, P.C., you will speak with an actual lawyer regarding your accident and there is no obligation on your part whatsoever. If we represent you, we will never charge you a fee unless we make a recovery for you and we front all case-related expenses.
If you have been hurt, make sure you protect your rights. Call Abels & Annes, P.C. today and let us fight for the relief you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
Two Buses Collide in Gilbert, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published December 5, 2014.
Chandler crash injures 4; 1 in serious condition, by Paulina Pineda, The Republic, azcentral.com, published December 6, 2014.