Most types of car accidents that happen in Phoenix are due to a mistake or negligent conduct on the part of one or more drivers involved. As a result, almost all of these crashes could be avoided if motorists acted with safety as their primary concern while behind the wheel and if they failed to get distracted from that task. Yet unfortunately, preventable accidents happen daily in the Valley and far too often, those involved in the collisions are left with significant injuries and in need of medical care.
While crashes garner attention in the media, the totality of their harm is rarely expressed and as a result, many victims are left surprised by the devastation caused by a car accident and they may be unable to recover on their own. The injuries caused by a car crash rarely terminate on the same day as a collision and may last for days, weeks, months, or even years to follow. The worst crashes claim the lives of one or more individuals involved and the loss and suffering experienced by the family members of those victims will never end. Fortunately, the laws in Arizona recognize how traumatic a car accident can be and therefore the laws side with the innocent victims who are hurt in those collisions. Through the use of a civil claim for damages, victims can seek and recover financial compensation for their damages against an at-fault driver or an insurance company, and if a loved one is killed, the right to relief passes to that victim’s surviving family members. Speaking with a personal injury attorney can illuminate any legal options that may exist if you have been the victim of a car accident in Phoenix.
A collision in Scottsdale on Monday morning left at least one person injured and led to the temporary closure of lanes on the Loop 101 during rush hour, according to local authorities. The incident happened near Indian Bend Road shortly before 9:30 a.m. and affected northbound traffic near the HOV lane. Police have confirmed that a passenger car was in the HOV lane when a truck attempted to change lanes and enter the HOV, causing the driver of the car to take evasive action. While attempting to avoid the impact, the car’s driver struck a truck, though it is not clear whether it was the truck attempting the lane change or a separate truck at this time.
At least two other vehicles were involved in the collision which prompted an on-scene response from emergency crews. An adult passenger in the truck was injured and was transported to an area hospital for additional treatment. Two children, ages 4 years and 3 months, were treated on scene for unspecified injuries.
Police are still in the midst of an investigation into the incident and the outcome will determine if anyone involved will be cited, and if so, what tickets will be issued.
All lanes of the Loop 101 were reopened approximately one hour after the crash.
If you have been injured in a car accident or if a collision harmed your loved one, make sure you are protected by obtaining legal representation now. If you have questions, call the personal injury attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C. where we are standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to take your call toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191.
We offer all injury victims a free case consultation without obligation and we never charge our clients a fee unless we make a recovery for them. If you have been hurt, call us now and let us get working on your case so that you can get the compensation that you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
1 Killed, 3 Injured in Phoenix Car Accident, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published July 6, 2015.
Loop 101 reopens after closure near Indian Bend, by Anthony Marroquin, The Republic, azcentral.com, published July 6, 2015.