Arizona has experienced a boom in population growth in recent decades like few areas of the country. In fact, the Phoenix metropolitan area grew by 45.3 percent between 1990 and 200 – compare that to a national average increase of 13.2 percent and it is easy to see how significant the growth has been to those that call Phoenix home.
More people has led to significant development in the State of Arizona. Buildings, neighborhoods, and shopping complexes seem to spring up out of the desert overnight and the alterations to the previously stark landscape are drastic. With this boom has come an increased demand on local streets and highways. Officials have redesigned some areas to serve the increased demand while others have been marked by the creation of new thoroughfares to make the area drivable. The Loop 202 is a good example of this recent strategy.
Though local officials have taken steps to make driving safe, car accidents continue to happen in Phoenix as drivers make mistakes behind the wheel or fail to pay attention to what they are doing while driving. These accidents may be minor and may lead only to damage to the vehicles involved or they may be severe and cause injuries or death to the drivers or passengers. These serious accidents can cause devastation and can leave victims with more answers than questions following a collision and can cause the victims to incur significant financial expenses. Speaking with a personal injury attorney in Phoenix may help you understand your options and your rights if a crash has impacted you or left you hurt.
On a Friday morning earlier this month, three vehicles collided near the area of 130th Street and Shea Boulevard in Chandler and at least one person was hurt as a result. Police responded to the scene and determined that one person involved was trapped within a vehicle and had to be freed with the help of emergency responders. At this time, it appears that the trapped individual was the one who sustained injuries and needed treatment at an area hospital where that victim’s current condition remains unknown.
At least four other individuals were involved and were evaluated at the scene by EMS personnel but those four did not appear to sustain serious injuries and were not taken for additional treatment. Police have not yet revealed what caused the collision or whether any driver involved will be cited in the accident but they have stated that they are investigating all factors and that an investigation is ongoing.
When a collision occurs, the personal injury attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C. want you to know that you have options and legal rights that may entitle you to financial compensation if you were hurt. To help you understand how these laws apply to your crash, we offer a free case consultation to all those who call us toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191. There is no obligation on your part for speaking with us and everything discussed will be kept confidential so do not wait; if a car accident in Arizona has left you injured, call Abels & Annes, P.C. today and let us fight for the relief you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
Pedestrian Killed in Chandler Hit-and-Run Accident, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published January 15, 2015.
1 hospitalized after 3-car crash in Scottsdale, by Steve Stout, CBS5AZ.com, published January 9, 2015.