It is the job of local and state police officers to investigate traffic collisions and to determine whether mistakes were made in those accidents, leading to a conclusion of whether traffic citations should be issued. Some, if not many, accidents can present challenges as the drivers involved may be prone to present information in a light that favors their conduct as opposed to the truest light possible. Further, if a victim is hurt in a crash, that victim may not be able to recount fully the events that preceded the impact and may be unaware of what actually caused a crash.
Fortunately for those who are hurt in a Phoenix car accident, the laws of the state enable them to obtain legal counsel, like a personal injury lawyer, who will represent their interests and seek a financial settlement for their injuries. Often, these lawyers are skilled at sorting through the jumble of information that results from a collision and can determine the facts that matter for a victim’s civil case for relief. Monetary payments may be possible to help these victims obtain the healthcare they need or even to provide payment to surviving family members when a victim is killed, though no amount of compensation can ever be considered adequate in these situations.
Victims do not need to be in a car to have a valid claim for relief. Those who ride bicycles, walk, or travel by motorcycle may also have valid claims if they were injured in an accident and they may be able to obtain the payment they deserve by speaking with an attorney.
On Wednesday night, a 47-year-old female was walking along the road near the intersection of Dobson Road and Canyon Way in Chandler when an unidentified vehicle approached and collided with the woman, leaving her critically injured. Police believe that the victim may have been walking in a marked bicycle lane when the car struck her and that the driver of the vehicle, whose identify is not known, fled the scene without stopping to render aid or to call local authorities.
Police were alerted to the incident and responded to the scene shortly after the 9:30 p.m. collision. They found the victim with significant injuries and though medical officials attempted to render aid, the woman died as a result of the crash. Police have not released a description of the vehicle at this time but they believe that it may be a sedan and that the car may have sustained damage to its front bumper and windshield as well as damage on the passenger side. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Chandler Police Department on this incident to aid in the investigation which is ongoing at this time.
Pedestrian accidents in Chandler, Phoenix, or the rest of the Valley too often leave the innocent hurt or even dead and leave behind their families to suffer. The disregard for the safety and health of victims only makes matters worse when an at-fault driver flees the scene.
If a pedestrian crash has affected your life or left your loved one injured, please call the personal injury attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C. today and let us provide you with a free, no obligation case consultation regarding your accident and your legal options. We have a lawyer standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take your call and to talk about your accident at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191.
At Abels & Annes, P.C., we believe in fighting for the rights of those who have been hurt by the actions of others. If a crash has left you injured, call us now and let us fight for you.
Prior Blog Entry:
Phoenix Crash Leaves 2 Pregnant Women, 2 Others Injured, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published January 14, 2015.
Search on for driver in deadly hit-and-run, by Catherine Holland, CBS5AZ.com, published January 15, 2015.