Head-on collisions can happen anywhere that opposing traffic is not divided by a median or other barrier, including many of the roads in the greater Phoenix area. However, simply separating traffic is not a guarantee that a head-on crash will not happen. As recent incidents have shown, drivers that operate their vehicles in the wrong direction on an expressway may cause a crash, drivers that leave a road’s surface and cross a median can be at-fault for a collision, and even drivers that travel the wrong way down a one way street may be to blame for an impact. When these accidents happen, victims may be left behind to deal with the fallout of the crashes which often includes injuries to those involved.
The rights that victims possess vary from state to state following a car accident; in Arizona, including the Phoenix area, victims are entitled to seek financial compensation when they are harmed in an accident. Often this can include claims for losses like medical expenses, rehabilitative care, wages missed from work while recovering, and pain and suffering. The unique facts surrounding a particular crash can affect what relief may be available so if you have been injured, you may want to speak with a personal injury lawyer to verify your understanding of your rights and potentially to proceed with a claim.
U.S. 93 is a popular highway for those who wish to travel between Phoenix and Las Vegas, Nevada. On any given weekend, the traffic can be heavy with motorists who are seeking a weekend getaway and have nothing but a good time on their minds. Unfortunately, last week, things turned tragic for several motorists on U.S. 93 when a pickup truck allegedly crossed the center line near milepost 181 and collided with a semi-truck and a car, both of which were traveling in the opposite direction. The impact claimed the lives of three people involved in the crash and injured at least one other person. The incident happened on April 2nd and caused the area to be closed to through traffic for some time.
Authorities launched an investigation into the incident while still at the scene. Though all facts are still being reviewed, they have confirmed that the driver of the pickup truck was one of the three people that lost their lives in the incident.
Unlike some more common forms of car accidents, head-on collisions almost always produce significant damage because of the heavy forces involved. This damage too often leads to injuries and, like in this case on U.S. 93, may claim the lives of drivers or passengers in any vehicle involved in the crash.
If you have been injured in a head-on collision or if your loved one was hurt or killed, make sure you are protected and that you have an advocate on your side, fighting for your rights. 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 toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191 and if you have been harmed, we will provide you with a free case consultation without any obligation on your part.
At Abels & Annes, P.C., we believe that victims deserve to be represented and that they deserve to be compensated for their suffering and we strive to make that happen every single day of the year. If we can help you, please do not wait and do not delay. Call Abels & Annes, P.C. now.
Prior Blog Entry:
Street Racing Possibly Behind Fatal Rollover Crash in Gilbert, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published April 8, 2015.
3 killed in crash on highway between Phoenix, Las Vegas, KTAR Newsroom, published April 3, 2015.