Mesa is one of the largest cities in the Phoenix Valley and, according to the 2010 census, is home to nearly 440,000 people. Many of those people work outside of the home, run errands, shop, and take their children to and from school on a regular basis. Regardless of the specific day-to-day activities, something that the majority of these households have in common is that they travel by car. Most Mesa families drive to get to where they are going or they drive on at least an occasional basis. In addition to those that live in Mesa, people from other towns spend time in Mesa every day, whether they are working or engaging in leisurely activities. With all of the opportunities presented in Mesa, the city should not be ignored when it comes to driver safety.
But too often, motorists do not think about traffic safety when they leave the house in their cars. They may go about their business in a safe and efficient manner but even the safest driver can be the victim of a Mesa car accident if others on the road are driving dangerously or are not paying attention to traffic. These conditions can make anyone an accident victim and may leave these victims with serious or even fatal injuries.
The laws in Arizona are designed to hold negligent drivers liable for their actions while enabling victims to seek and obtain the compensation they deserve. This can be done through the use of a civil claim for damages but the law requires these claims to be brought in a specified amount of time following an accident or the right to seek relief will be lost. Speaking with a personal injury lawyer who handles car accident claims in Mesa may help you understand your options, including whether you have a valid claim for relief.
An accident took place around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in Mesa and left one person dead, according to local officials. While it is still early in their investigation, authorities have confirmed that an SUV and a car collided near the intersection of Baseline and 32nd Street, causing a serious accident. The driver of the SUV was killed in the accident and a passenger was left in critical condition while the driver and a passenger in the car were both injured less severely. All three surviving victims were transported to area hospitals with unspecified injuries.
Police began their investigation on the scene and are continuing it at this time but it is not clear what caused the collision or whether any traffic tickets will be issued as a result.
If you have been injured in a Mesa car accident and you are wondering about your rights, the personal injury lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. want to help you understand the laws as they apply to your crash and to your right to seek financial compensation. To help you, we offer a free case consultation without any obligation on your part to those victims who call us toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191.
With Abels & Annes, P.C., you do not need to worry about contacting us during business hours because we have a lawyer standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to take your call. The reason is simple: we understand that accidents can happen at any time and we understand that, as the victim, you deserve to have a lawyer on your side fighting for your rights, regardless of when you need that help.
If a car accident has affected your life or has claimed the life of your loved one, do not continue to suffer without help. Call Ables & Annes, P.C. today and let us fight for the relief you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
Motorcyclist Killed in Arizona Crash with Pickup Truck, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published October 24, 2014.
Mesa police are investigating crash that left one man dead, woman in critical condition, Fox 10 Phoenix, published October 25, 2014.