When a traffic accident happens in the Phoenix area, several laws are triggered that determine whether those who are hurt in the crash may be entitled to financial compensation for their injuries. In a typical case, one driver acts negligently and makes an error behind the wheel. Those who are injured as the result of the driver’s conduct can bring a civil claim against that motorist and/or the driver automobile insurance company for financial payment which can cover the totality of losses. This is true even if a victim is in the same car as an at-fault driver.
But in many cases, some amount of fault may rest on the shoulders of multiple people who are involved in a car accident. When that happens, each at-fault party’s responsibility will be weighed and that weight will play a role in how much money a victim may be able to receive. This means that even if someone makes a small mistake or contributes to an accident, whether that person is a driver, pedestrian, motorcyclist, or bicyclist, that person can still receive the compensation that he or she needs and deserves. Speaking with a personal injury attorney in Phoenix can help you learn about your rights if a crash has altered your life or has harmed someone you love.
It was in the early morning hours on Thursday that a collision occurred between a pedestrian and a vehicle in Phoenix and the crash left the pedestrian with injuries, according to local police. Authorities in the area of 21st Avenue and Camelback Road were called to the scene around 2:00 a.m. where they were able to determine that a man and a woman had been walking across Camelback. Reportedly, an eastbound vehicle driven by a woman approached the couple and collided with the man while missing the woman. The driver allegedly left the scene of the crash without checking on the victim or without contacting police.
Approximately one hour later, police report that the driver contacted them and stated she thought she struck something at the intersection of Camelback Road and 21st Avenue. Officers are still reviewing the incident and attempting to determine what led to the crash and whether any additional factors, like impairment, may have played a role.
An ambulance responded to the area and transported the male victim to an area hospital for treatment where his current condition remains unclear.
Accidents can leave anyone a victim in a split second and often without any warning. If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident or a car crash in Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Glendale, or Scottsdale, the personal injury attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C. are here to help.
We offer all accident victims a free case consultation without obligation and we want to help you whenever you need it. To make that possible, we have a lawyer 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.
If you have been injured, if your loved one was hurt, or if your family member was killed in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to monetary relief but only if you act within a time period specified by law. To make sure your rights are not lost, call Abels & Annes, P.C. today and let us get to work for you.
Prior Blog Entry:
Elderly Woman Killed by Fleeing Driver in Mesa, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published June 3, 2015.
Man crossing Camelback Road in Phoenix hit by vehicle, by Jennifer Thomas, CBS5AZ.com, published June 4, 2015.