According to Forbes magazine and the insurance industry, the typical American driver is involved in a car accident every 17.9 years. This means that if you begin driving on your 16th birthday and you have the luck of an average American driver, you will be involved in a crash by the time you are 34 at the latest. Certainly, some drivers are luckier than others and may be involved in fewer collisions while some seem to be involved in many more. Regardless of your personal history, Phoenix motorists cannot deny it – car accidents pose a threat to the safety of anyone and can leave anyone a victim on any given day.
Automobile collisions may involve injuries to those involved depending on the facts of the crash. Speed, impact, directionality, design of a car, safety restraints and devices, and the weather may all play a role in whether injuries result. But one factor that is not analyzed as closely is the nature of the person involved. Children, the elderly, and pregnant women may be more likely to be harmed than others when a car accident occurs due to underlying medical conditions or simply because of their age. When this happens, these victims, regardless of who they are, may be entitled to financial compensation for their losses that can include payment for medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Speaking to a lawyer who handles personal injury accidents may help you understand your options and your rights if you have been hurt in a collision or if your loved one was injured or killed.
On Tuesday afternoon, two cars collided near the intersection of 19th Avenue and Roeser Road in Phoenix and several people were hurt. Authorities responded to the scene around 4:30 p.m. and confirmed that at least four people were hurt and that two of them were pregnant women. While authorities began their investigation, emergency medical personnel assessed the four victims and transported each of them to an area hospital where their current conditions remain unknown.
There has been no information on what may have caused both vehicles to collide or whether the crash was due to an error made by one of the drivers but authorities have confirmed that they are reviewing all available information and that tickets may be issued based on the results of the review.
If you have been involved in a collision and you sustained injuries, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your suffering and your family may have claims as well, but this relief does not last forever. Victims in Arizona are required to initiate their claims within a time period specified by law or they will be barred from ever obtaining the help they deserve, so please do not wait. If a crash has affected your life, call the personal injury attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C. today and let us help you.
We will provide you with a no-cost, no-obligation case consultation when you call us toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191 and we are standing by 24 hours a day to speak with you. If you had an underlying medical condition or you were pregnant at the time of your crash, please note that you still may have a valid claim and that you may be able to recover regardless of your pre-accident state.
Do not let the actions of a negligent driver let you suffer. Call Abels & Annes, P.C. today and let us fight for the relief you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
Woman Arrested in Suspected DUI Accident that Killed Daughter, Injured Son, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published January 13, 2015
2 pregnant women among 4 injured in Phoenix crash, by Liz Nichols, The Republic, azcentral.com, published January 13, 2015.