Tens of millions of Americans consider themselves fans of professional football, and if you count yourself among them, you may have watched Super Bowl 50 last night. Even if you are not a fan of football, you may have watched the game just to see the famous television advertisements that accompany it or simply because your friends and family were watching.
But even if you avoided the game entirely, know that the Super Bowl could have a significant impact in your life as experts relate an increase in the incidence of drunk driving on America’s roads with Super Bowl celebrations. This can translate to innocent victims becoming injured due to drunk driving accidents and having their lives changed forever due to the actions or inactions of others.
If there is any good news surrounding a car accident in Phoenix, it is that the legislature in the State of Arizona understands that victims should not be further harmed by these incidents and instead it allows victims the ability to recover for their damages. By bringing a claim against an at-fault driver, the owner of a car, a bar that overserved a driver, or even your own insurance company, those who are hurt can receive payment for all that they have lost, including their medical expenses and lost wages.
The facts of any individual crash are important in determining what options exist for victims to get relief and speaking with an experienced personal injury attorney can help you understand the process that should happen if you were hurt.
It is too early to determine whether the number of arrests and collisions associated with the 2016 Super Bowl are higher or lower than they were in 2015, though police and other law enforcement officials around the Valley will be tallying those numbers as the day progresses. For now, victims should understand that any criminal charges brought against a drunk driver may lead to penalties that will benefit the public at large and not those individuals who were hurt. If you want relief for your personal damages, you must act in accordance with law and bring a civil claim against those responsible.
The personal injury attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C. only represent victims and never represent insurance companies because we believe in helping those who need our help, not in denying relief to victims in need. If you were hurt in a collision or if someone you love was injured or killed, know that we are standing by 24/7 to take your call and to help you discuss your legal options. You can contact us toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191 where we will offer you a no-cost, no-obligation case consultation related to your unique accident. Further, if we represent you for your injuries, we will advance all costs related to your claim and we will never charge you a fee unless we make a recovery on your behalf.
If tragedy has affected your life, call Abels & Annes, P.C. and let us provide you with the help you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
Greatest Number of Accidents Happening at Glendale Intersection, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published February 4, 2016.