Driving in Phoenix is governed by local and state rules that regulate the conduct of each and every driver on the road. All drivers must abide by these laws to ensure that the roads are as safe as possible; failing to adhere to the set rules may put motorists at risk for a collision or for another type of incident that can cause damage to vehicles, injuries to those involved, or even death. Most drivers know and follow the basic rules – stopping at stop signs, yielding the right-of-way, and driving within the speed limit. But some drivers ignore even these most basic requirements when they drive, risking not only their safety but the safety of all others in the area.
Ignoring or failing to follow a traffic law can lead a motorist to be ticketed by a local police officer and may cause that driver to appear in court. If found guilty, punishments can vary but often include fines and fees, suspension or loss of a driver’s license, community service, and/or incarceration in jail or prison. But the consequences of violating traffic rules does not end here in many cases as at-fault drivers who cause collisions may also be held financially responsible for all the monetary damages that happen due to the crash. Common examples of these damages include medical expenses, damage to a vehicle, wages missed by victims whiles they recover, and non-tangible losses like pain and suffering. It is the right of these victims to seek the relief they deserve and they can have help doing so by working with a personal injury attorney in the Phoenix area.
Police in Surprise are still investigating after a Saturday car accident left at least one person injured. The incident happened in the afternoon hours near the intersection of Reems Road and Paradise Lane in Surprise and involved two vehicles, according to authorities. The facts suggest that one of the vehicles failed to stop at a red light at the intersection, causing that vehicle to enter the intersection at the same time as another car and leading to a collision between the two. In addition to the responding police officers, emergency personnel were on the scene and evaluated at least four potential victims for their injuries; one person was in need of greater help and was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with an unspecified condition.
It is not clear at this time whether any tickets or citations have been issued in this case.
Car accidents cannot be avoided in all situations but no matter their cause, they always cause anguish and frustration in their wake. Often, they also cause injuries that can last from days to weeks to months or even years. When an injury happens and a victim is unsure of his or her rights, the personal injury lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. are standing by to help.
We will take your call toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191 and we will offer all injury victims a free case consultation without obligation. Everything discussed will be kept confidential and if we represent you for your accident, we will never charge you a fee unless we make a recovery on your behalf.
The lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. are dedicated to fighting for the rights of victims and if you have been hurt, call us now so that we can fight for you as well.
Prior Blog Entry:
Car Accident Kills Pedestrian in Phoenix, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published April 2, 2015.
Temporary restrictions after 2-vehicle crash in Surprise, by Paulina Pineda, The Republic, azcentral.com, published April 5, 2015.