Annually, thousands of people in Phoenix fall victims to car accidents and many more suffer across the state of Arizona. But collisions threaten the safety of motorists and passengers nationwide, not just in Arizona. Though significant advances in automobile construction and manufacture have produced safety innovations, injuries continue to result from accidents and some victims lose their lives.
The losses caused by car crashes can be difficult to measure because the full gravity of the collision may take years to materialize. From property damage done instantly to immediate medical needs to injuries that never fully heal, these incidents can harm a victim, families, friends and neighbors for decades. While these accidents cannot be erased once they occur, the laws in Arizona are designed to protect those who are hurt by allowing them to seek financial compensation for their damages, regardless of the form those damages take. To understand your rights if you have been involved in a collision, you may want to consult with a personal injury lawyer in Phoenix to learn if a crash entitles to you payment or whether you have a valid claim against anyone involved.
Unfortunately, sources have confirmed that Cam Newton, starting quarterback for the Carolina Panthers NFL football team, was involved in a collision earlier today in North Carolina and that he was hurt in the crash. Officials have reported that Newton was driving near the Panther’s stadium in Charlotte when he collided with a sedan in the area. Newton’s truck reportedly flipped onto its side before coming to a rest on a bridge near the scene of the impact.
Emergency crews responded to the scene and evaluated Newton as well as the driver of the sedan. Newton allegedly showed signs of injury and pain, prompting emergency crews to place him on a backboard and transport him by ambulance to an area hospital. Though the nature and extent of his injuries are not known, reports indicate that Newton was conscious at the scene and that his injuries did not appear to be life threatening.
The driver of the sedan likely sustained injuries but conflicting reports have been released at this time so it cannot be confirmed.
There has been no declaration by officials as to the cause of the collision or whether either driver involved acted negligently prior to the impact. As the investigation into this crash continues, tickets may or may not be issued.
Car accidents can affect the safest drivers in Phoenix as well as the most dangerous motorists because the safety of any driver impacts the safety of all those in the same area. Unfortunately, it is often the innocent victims who are left hurt and in need of medical help due to the actions of another, and the medical assistance needed can be costly.
If you have been the victim of a car accident in Phoenix, Mesa, Gilbert, Glendale, Chandler, Scottsdale, or elsewhere in Arizona, you may be entitled to seek relief for your losses. The personal injury lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. are standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take your call and help you understand your options if you have been a victim. We can be reached toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191 and we will provide you with a free case consultation without any obligation on your part. If an accident has affected your life or left your loved one injured or killed, call us today and let us fight for the relief you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
Chandler Car Accident Leaves 4 Injured, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published December 8, 2014.
Cam Newton Hospitalized After Car Wreck, www.tmz.com, published December 9, 2014.