Traffic in Phoenix and the rest of the Valley can be treacherous at any moment of any day but most drivers believe that highway traffic during rush hours is some of the worst. The large number of cars traveling in the same direction with the limited number of available lanes means that traffic can move from a high rate of speed to stop-and-go with very little warning. If you drive regularly in Phoenix, you may anticipate these sudden changes and you may be used to adjusting your driving in response. But many on the roads are not as familiar with the peculiar nature of Phoenix traffic, are distracted or otherwise not paying attention to the changes in traffic speed, or are visiting the Phoenix area and are unaware of how heavy traffic can be.
Regardless of whether a car accident occurs on a highway, freeway, city street, alleyway, or a dirt road, injuries are likely to result to those involved in the crash. Common injuries may include back or neck damages, broken bones, or even internal bleeding. Speaking with a personal injury lawyer who practices and represents clients in the Phoenix area may help you understand the implications of your collision, including whether you have a valid claim for your damages.
Police officers in the Valley began to follow a car in the westbound lanes of I-10 near Ray Road shortly after 3:00 this morning for reasons that are not yet clear. Reportedly, the driver of the car did not pull over but continued driving for some time before losing control of the vehicle and causing a collision. The car rolled over at least once before coming to a stop.
Officers approached the vehicle once it stopped and noticed that the driver had fled on foot from the scene. At this time, officials are still looking for the driver and for any information that witnesses may have regarding the accident. Upon looking into the car, officers allegedly found drugs in an unknown quantity but they are not revealing whether the presence of drugs was the reason they attempted to stop the vehicle initially.
At this time, no one other than the driver is believed to have been in the vehicle at the time of the collision and officers do not believe the driver suffered life-threatening injuries though they cannot determine the extent of any damages until the driver is located.
When a car accident occurs, it is often innocent drivers and passengers who are left to suffer the injuries and the medical bills that accompany them, whether the injuries are minor or severe. The laws in Arizona are designed to punish negligent drivers when they cause collisions so that victims are not forced to bear the expenses of their losses and this can be sought through the use of a civil claim.
The legal team at Abels & Annes, P.C. is comprise of civil lawyers who represent only injury victims and who never represent insurance companies. If an accident has affected your life, we want to represent you as well.
We offer a free case consultation to those who call us toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191 and we provide it without any obligation on your part. If another’s negligence has caused you harm, let Abels & Annes, P.C. help you seek the relief you deserve today.
Prior Blog Entry:
Arizona Driver Kills Bicyclist in Bike Lane, Flees Scene, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published September 25, 2014.
DPS pursuit in Chandler ends with rollover; driver flees, by Tyler Fingert, The Republic, published September 26, 2014.