Car accidents happen every day in the Valley and they range from minor fender benders to more severe accidents where people are injured, or worse, killed. Nationally, more than 32,000 people were killed in car accidents across the nation in 2011 alone. In Arizona, more than 100,000 accidents occurred and more than 33,000 people were injured. A large number of those accidents happened in Phoenix and the surrounding cities, leaving many Valley residents the victims of auto accidents.
When authorities arrive on the scene of a collision, it can be difficult to determine what caused a collision in the first place. Some accidents are the result of negligent driving while others can be blamed on a faulty design or manufacturing of a vehicle. In some cases, even the authorities cannot clearly establish fault in a crash. Speaking with a personal injury lawyer who is experienced with car accidents can help you understand the legal significance of your accident and whether you may be entitled to relief for your damages.
Police in Scottsdale were called to respond to the scene of a collision on Sunday afternoon that left two people dead. At this time, police believe that the driver of an SUV, traveling on Scottsdale Road near McCormack Parkway, lost control of the vehicle and left the road’s surface where the SUV collided with a tree. No other cars are believed to have been involved in the accident.
The driver of the SUV was fatally injured in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. Three passengers inside the SUV were transported to area hospitals for treatment but unfortunately, one of the passengers, a 63-year-old individual, died at the hospital. The conditions of the two other passengers are not known at this time.
Police have not yet determined what caused the driver of the SUV to lose control and to strike a tree but their investigation continues. The scene of the crash was closed for approximately five hours while crews cleared away the debris and investigators reviewed evidence from the accident.
In many accidents in Phoenix and elsewhere in Arizona, negligence on the part of one or more drivers plays a part in causing the crash. When that happens, those injured may be entitled to relief, including payment for any medical bills they are forced to incur. When a victim loses his or her life in an accident, the right to seek a recovery passes to that victim’s surviving family members, though no recovery can ever properly compensate a family for losses so extreme.
At Abels & Annes, P.C., we understand how devastating car accidents can be and that is why we fight to help victims of accidents get the relief they deserve. If an accident has left you injured or has claimed the life of your loved one, call us today at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191 and let us help you understand your legal rights and options. We offer all victims a free case consultation without any obligation and we are standing by 24 hours a day, so do not hesitate. Call us now and let us help you get a recovery you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
2 Year Old Boy Drowns in Swimming Pool, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published February 28, 2014.
Two killed when SUV crashes into tree in Scottsdale, by Hans Pedersen, Fox 10 News, published March 2, 2014.