The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that someone in America is injured in a car accident every 10 seconds. These injuries range from minor bumps and bruises to severe, debilitating injuries that will last a lifetime and anyone in or near a vehicle may be a victim. It is common for drivers and passengers in cars to believe that they will be safe while they ride, choosing to ignore the overwhelming statistics of the sheer number of crashes that happen in a given area in a year and instead living in the bliss that accompanies the thoughts that they will not be hurt.
But every year, millions of people in America find themselves the victims of car accidents. In Phoenix alone, tens of thousands of crashes occur and in some years, even more, placing the safety of Phoenix’s citizens at risk. Some collisions can occur due to a negligent road design, a faulty part in a car, or even inclement weather but the majority of accident happen when someone makes a mistake. These mistakes may amount to negligent conduct or even reckless behavior and may cause an at-fault driver to be liable for any damage that results. From lost wages to medical and surgical expenses, victims and their families can seek relief for their sufferings caused by an at-fault driver or another individual or entity that is responsible for a collision when it happens in Phoenix. It is important to understand how the laws affect your rights if an accident has happened so you may want to speak with a personal injury lawyer in Arizona to verify the appropriate action is being taken.
On Saturday afternoon, two cars collided in Phoenix and left a total of four people injured, according to authorities that responded to the scene. The incident happened near McDowell Road and 52nd Street around 5:00 p.m. and police are still trying to determine what led to the collision.
It is not clear how many people were in the two cars that were involved in the crash but two men and two women were injured. Two of those four victims were in critical condition and were taken to area hospitals for treatment; the other two victims were also transported to hospitals but their conditions were more promising though the nature of their injuries is not clear.
An investigation into the incident is ongoing at this time and the outcome may determine whether anyone will be cited for their actions prior to the impact.
It is a sad fact that car accidents happen daily in the Phoenix area and across the Valley of the Sun. Some of these are minor and do not cause injuries while others are more serious and leave victims in their wake. When a crash happens and affects you or your family, know that the lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. will be standing by to help you.
We are available to speak with you and to provide you with a free case consultation without any obligation when you call us toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191 regardless of when you call because a lawyer is standing by 24 hours a day. When you call us, we will provide you with a free case consultation without obligation on your part and everything discussed will be kept confidential, regardless of the facts surrounding your collision.
At Abels & Annes, P.C., we believe in fighting for those who have been hurt, and if you have been injured, we want to fight for you. Call us now and let us help you seek the relief you deserve for your injuries if a a car accident has left you with injuries.
Prior Blog Entry:
Crash on U.S. 93 Proves Fatal for 3 Adults, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published April 11, 2015.
Phoenix collision injures 4, closes intersection, by Phil Benson, CBS5AZ.com, published April 12, 2015.