When you travel around Phoenix, what is your preferred method of transit? If you are like many, driving or riding in a car is the easiest and most convenient means of transit. You may choose to ride with little thought behind it or little concern about driving. In fact, many motorists feel that driving lets them control their own safety and their own destiny while other transit requires them to give up control. Contrary to popular belief, though, driving a car is not the safest means to get around the Valley as more than 100,000 car accidents happen annually in Arizona.
While you may be able to control your own driving habits and actions, you cannot control the conduct of other motorists who share the roads. This means that anyone inside a car, whether a driver or a passenger, is at risk to be involved in a collision. While some crashes are minor and only leave vehicles damaged, thousands occur in Phoenix and the rest of Arizona every year that leave one or more people hurt and in need of medical help. While these collisions cannot always be avoided, prevented, or eliminated, the victims of the crashes may be entitled to seek legal relief if the crash was due to a mistake. Consulting with a lawyer who represents personal injury victims may help you realize your options if a crash has affected your life or has left your loved one hurt.
On Tuesday afternoon, local police in Phoenix were alerted to a collision near the intersection of Pinnacle Peak and Scottsdale Road, close to the border between Phoenix and Scottsdale. When they arrived, officials noticed the collision left four men injured and in serious condition. Three of the victims were males in their 20s while the fourth man was in his 30s. Ambulances and emergency crews were on scene and evaluated all the victims before taking them to a nearby trauma center for treatment. The injuries sustained by the men have not been disclosed but at least one person sustained a neck injury, according to officials.
Early reports have not clarified the facts surrounding the crash and few details are known at this time. It is also unclear whether all the victims were in one vehicle or multiple vehicles prior to the incident or whether anyone involved will receive a citation as a result of the crash.
On average, nearly 300 car accidents occur in Arizona every day, and many of these cause damages that last far longer than the collision itself. Injuries may take weeks, months, or even years to heal and the worst accidents cause permanent damages that can never be corrected.
If a collision has affected your life, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries, even if you were in the same vehicle as an at-fault driver. In some cases, victims may be able to bring multiple claims so that they can obtain the full and adequate relief they deserve.
These collisions can be complicated but the Abels & Annes, P.C. personal injury lawyers want to help you sort out the facts. We offer a case consultation to all injury victims without any cost to you. There are no strings attached and you are under no obligation if you choose to speak with us, plus everything discussed will be kept confidential.
If we can help you following a Phoenix-area car accident, call us today toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191 and let us help you seek the relief you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
University of Arizona Football Player Arrested for DUI, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published December 3, 2014.
Phoenix Fire Department: 4 in crash sent to trauma center, by Agnel Philip, The Republic, azcentral.com, published December 2, 2014.