Fountain Hills is a small town compared to many others that can be found in Maricopa County. With slightly over 22,000 residents as of the 2010 census, it can be shadowed by larger communities to the south with little effort. Yet Fountain Hills is a beautiful area with much to offer those who call it home or who choose to visit the town for a period of time. From the idyllic fountain that provides the area its name to its numerous shops and restaurants and the fairs that occur annually there, a large number of people find time to make the trek to Fountain Hills.
Though the town may seem like a quaint getaway to many, unfortunately it can face several of the same issues that seem more common in the greater Phoenix area. Among them, car accidents persist and cause havoc each year in Fountain Hills and can injure both residents of the town as well as tourists. Victims of these accidents may be forced to endure pain and suffering as well as financial harm due to the actions of another and those victims may not know what legal options they possess for relief.
When a car accident happens in Maricopa County, including in Fountain Hills, victims of those crashes may be able to bring a legal claim for their damages in a court of law. Known as a civil action for injuries, these cases are separate and distinct from any charges that may be assessed by local police or officials and the purpose of the civil claim is to benefit any injury victims financially. When in doubt, speaking with a personal injury attorney can enable victims to realize their legal options and the steps that must be taken to preserve the right to obtain relief.
A car accident happened on Sunday in Fountain Hills and it involved three separate vehicles, according to local police. The incident occurred shortly before 3:00 p.m. on Saguaro Boulevard and authorities believe that it may have started when one motorist attempted a U-turn.
A 32-year-old man allegedly was intoxicated when he attempted to turn around by making a U-turn but the motion placed his vehicle directly into the path of oncoming traffic where it collided with two other cars. Eight people were in the three vehicles involved and five of them were hurt, requiring additional medical treatment at area hospitals. The 32-year-old driver has been charged with operating under the influence of alcohol and it is unclear whether he will face any additional charges.
If you have been injured in a car accident in Phoenix or elsewhere in Arizona, make sure you understand what you need to do to protect your rights and enable you to get the payment that you deserve. If you have questions, know that the personal injury lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. are standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to take your call and provide you with a free case consultation.
You can reach us toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191 and there is no obligation on your part for speaking with us. If we represent you, we will never charge you a fee unless we make a recovery on your behalf and we will fight for the best possible outcome in your case.
If you have questions, we want to give you answers. Call Abels & Annes, P.C. now and let us get to work for you.
Prior Blog Entry:
Another Wrong-Way Car Accident turns Fatal in Arizona, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published June 15, 2015.
5 people hospitalized after Fountain Hills crash, by Garrett Mitchell, The Republic, azcentral.com, published June 15, 2015.