Phoenix accident attorneys at Abels & Annes have signed on to represent a Scottsdale resident who was recently injured in a Scottsdale car crash. The collision occurred earlier this month at the intersection of 92nd and Thunderbird.
There is a four-way stop sign at the intersection. Our client stopped at the stop sign and proceeded through when it was her turn. At that moment, the defendant approached the intersection going approximately 40 to 50 mph and did not notice the stop sign. He failed to slow his vehicle and slammed into the plaintiff’s car.
The Scottsdale Police Department responded to the scene of the accident. After investigating, police placed the defendant at fault and issued him a citation for failing to obey the stop sign.
Our client sustained neck and back injuries and a concussion in the crash, with symptoms of dizziness and nausea. Shortly after the accident she was seen at Scottsdale Healthcare on Shea.
At the ER she was examined by physicians and x-rays were taken. Doctors diagnosed her with a concussion and cervical strain (whiplash). She was prescribed several types of pain medication and instructed to follow-up with a physician.
Over the days following the accident, unfortunately her pain did not resolve. She is now treating with an orthopaedic group in Scottsdale.
The plaintiff has hired our office to pursue a negligence claim against the defendant auto insurance carrier, American Family.
According to the United States government, there are nearly 700,000 auto accidents reported to police annually that occur at stop signs. Around one third of these collisions cause injuries.
A study done in 2003 found stop sign violations caused about 70% of the above-mentioned accidents. This compared to about 12% caused by rear end collisions. The study also found that drivers 65 and older as well as drivers under the age of 18 were much more likely to be at fault in stop sign accidents.
The government study was performed by looking at police reports from accidents at stop sign intersections from 4 different cities in the United States during 1996-2000.
If you’ve been injured in a Phoenix auto accident where another driver failed to obey a stop sign, or violated another rule of the road, contact the Arizona injury attorneys at Abels & Annes for a free, no obligation consultation. Call 866-99-ABELS speak directly to a lawyer today. There is no fee unless you win.