Car accidents can be caused by thousands of different factors and can happen on any road and at any time of day. But unlike popular conceptions, collisions usually result not from a single incident but rather from a combination of factors – a motorist that was distracted and then failed to yield the right-of-way, a speeding driver who followed too closely as a result, or even a motorist who failed to obey construction zone restrictions and then caused a crash with a worker. Regardless of the cause, though, car crashes are serious threats to those who reside in Phoenix as well as those who visit the Valley of the Sun.
In many cases, even those involved in a car accident are unaware of the full extent of the legal fallout from a crash because they are not aware of all factors that led to the impact. While an officer might list one cause of a collision, in many cases there are additional contributing incidents and it may take someone with experience to sort through the data to determine all actions that caused a crash. It is important to have a full understanding of a traffic accident because it will determine what rights the victims possess and whether anyone can be held financially liable for the harm that stems from an accident. For these reasons and others, many victims choose to speak with a personal injury attorney to learn about their legal recourse and to determine who may bear the financial burden of their harm.
A collision happened on Saturday shortly before 7:00 a.m. and has left Phoenix officials to sort out the details. At this time, authorities have confirmed that the crash involved a Jeep and a second vehicle near the intersection of 59th Avenue and Van Buren in Phoenix and that one woman lost her life as a result.
The woman was a passenger in the Jeep, a vehicle that also had another two people sustain injuries. The driver of the second car was also hurt and all three survivors needed medical treatment at area hospitals.
Authorities are not sure what caused the impact but believe that the vehicles were traveling in opposite directions, possibly suggesting that one driver failed to yield the right-of-way to the other. An investigation is ongoing and the results of that report may determine whether any charges will be issued in this matter.
If you were a driver or a passenger involved in a car accident in Phoenix and you sustained injuries, make sure you understand whether you have a valid claim for relief. If you fail to act on your claim within a time period specified by law, you will be forever barred from obtaining compensation.
The personal injury attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C. have experience helping numerous victims of Phoenix-area car accidents and their families and we are standing by 24 hours a day to help you. If you were injured, call us toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191 and let one of our lawyers provide you with a free case consultation without obligation on your part.
At Abels & Annes, P.C., we advance all case-related expenses and we never charge a fee unless we make a recovery on behalf of our clients. If you have questions or if you need representation, call us now and let us get to work for you.
Prior Blog Entry:
Celebrate Safely for the 4th of July in Phoenix, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published July 1, 2015.
Deadly crash shuts down Phoenix intersection, by Hans Pedersen, Fox 10 Phoenix, published July 4, 2015.