Did you drive a car in Phoenix in 2013? Or were you a passenger in a vehicle? If you did not travel in Phoenix, did you drive in Mesa, Chandler, Scottsdale, Glendale, or Tempe? What about the rest of the state? If you are like most who call the Valley home, odds are that you were in a vehicle at some point last year. If so, the personal injury lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. hope you made it to your destination safely and without incident and that your family remained unaffected by a car crash. Unfortunately, the Arizona Department of Transportation reports that 107,348 traffic accidents happened in 2013 alone and that 34,047 of those caused injuries to the people involved.
Victims of car accidents can range from the very young to the very old and across all types of social indicators. It does not matter whether you drive an older car that has seen better days or a brand new, top-of-the-line vehicle with fully loaded features. The truth is that anyone can become the victim of a car crash at any time in Phoenix. When these accidents leave victims injured, those who have been hurt may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses through the use of a civil claim, a court action that has been authorized by Arizona law. But victims do not have to try and sort through their options by themselves as they are entitled to hire a lawyer of their choice to enforce their rights and pursue relief that these victims deserve. If you have been injured or if your loved one has been hurt, you may understand your options better after consulting with an injury lawyer in Arizona.
A collision on Sunday afternoon left one woman dead and another person injured, according to local police who responded to the scene. The incident took place near Chandler Boulevard and Desert Foothills Parkway around 12:30 p.m. in Phoenix. While it is early in their investigation, police suspect that one driver may have lost control over her vehicle, leading her to hit a median and then cross into oncoming traffic, causing a head-on collision with a second car. Both vehicles reportedly were driven by women and one was killed due to the accident; the other sustained serious injuries and was taken to an area hospital where she is expected to survive, but the extent of her damages is not clear.
Police have not speculated as to why the first driver lost control of her vehicle but they have noted that at least one witness to the crash came forward with information and that all possible causes are being reviewed at this time.
Accidents are devastating to all those who are involved, but when one person loses his or her life, there is no relief that can be considered adequate to cover that loss. Yet financial compensation may still be available to the surviving family members of these victims to enable them to bridge the financial gap left behind by their loved one’s absence, like missing wages.
The personal injury attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C. want to help you understand your options if a car collision has left you hurt. Call us 24/7/365 toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (312) 924-7575 and let us provide you with a free, no obligation case consultation regarding your rights and your options. At Abels & Annes, P.C., we never charge our clients a fee unless we make a recovery in their cases and we always fight for the best possible outcome. If we can help you, call us now.
Prior Blog Entry:
Speeding a Factor in Fatal Tempe Car Accident, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published December 15, 2014.
Woman killed in head-on crash in Phoenix, by Jennifer Thomas, CBS5AZ.com, published December 15, 2014.