Certain times of the day and certain days of the week are more likely to experience drunk driving accidents than others, but despite the fact that these collisions are not equally spaced throughout the week, they can happen at any given moment. Drunk and impaired drivers are on the road at all hours of the day and night in Phoenix and they are responsible for thousands of collisions annually in the State of Arizona. The victims of these collisions may be left with injuries including broken bones, back and neck injuries, cuts, abrasions, open and closed head injuries, and soft tissue damages including internal bleeding.
These injuries can plague a victim for days, weeks, months, or years and in the worst cases may never fully heal when a collision happens, leaving a victim to suffer for the remainder of his or her life. The worst accidents can claim the lives of those involved and can cause irreparable harm to the victim’s surviving family members, a harm that can never be erased and that can never fully heal. When a crash is due to the actions of a drunk driver, the suffering can seem even worse because these collisions are entirely preventable and never need to happen if motorists who drink simply choose another means of transit.
If a car accident happens to you and you are left injured, you may get the answers you need by speaking with a personal injury attorney in the Phoenix area who can explain your legal options and your legal rights, including whether you may be entitled to financial compensation for the suffering you have endured.
Police in Glendale confirmed a collision on Saturday afternoon that involved multiple vehicles and left at least two people hurt. The incident happened near 49th Avenue and Northern Avenue and allegedly began when one driver swerved to avoid rear-ending a second car. The swerving driver turned his vehicle into the path of oncoming traffic, causing a head-on crash with a third car traveling in the area and doing substantial damage. Police and emergency crews responded to the scene of the accident and determined that the driver of the swerving vehicle was injured and needed to be taken to an area hospital for treatment. His current condition remains unknown.
The second vehicle was not involved in the accident but the third vehicle was and a front seat passenger in that car suffered at least one broken bone. She is currently receiving treatment from the crash. The driver of the third car allegedly fled the scene on foot and police believe it was because there is an arrest warrant out for that motorist, leading her to flee. They are searching for her at this time to determine whether she was injured in the collision and to investigate the matter further.
Now, officials have stated that they believe the swerving driver may have been under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs prior to the impact and they are investigating to that end. When that driver is released from the hospital, he is expected to be officially charged in the crash but the precise nature of the charges have not yet been disclosed.
When a collision happens, you should not have to worry about whether an at-fault driver will be held liable for his or her actions or whether an insurance company will take liability and provide you with the means to get the medical treatment you need. Instead, your only focus should be on your personal recovery and on the path of recuperation.
At Abels & Annes, P.C., we believe that victims should not be bogged down with red tape when it comes to an insurance claim and to enable that, we represent only the victims of accidents and never the insurance companies. We offer a free case consultation without obligation to all those who call us toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191 and we keep a lawyer standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. If we can help you, please do not hesitate; call us today and let us fight for your rights.
Prior Blog Entry:
While Drunk Driving Declines, Driving on Drugs Increases Nationally, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published February 7, 2015.
Two people injured after Glendale crash, by Paulina PIneda, azcentral.com, published February 7, 2015.