If you are like the majority of Americans, you consider yourself a better-than-average driver. This qualification has been the subject of numerous national studies with some producing startling results. In some instances, as many as 82 percent of all American drivers considered themselves to be above average in their driving skills and techniques, but many of those who claimed this elevated status admitted to dangerous behaviors while driving. This has been interpreted by some experts to illustrate the fact that many drivers believe rules are important but that the rules do not apply to them. Common examples of this include drivers who state that operating while intoxicated, speeding, and distracted are bad and may cause collisions but those same drivers admit to one or more of those actions on a reoccurring basis.
Speed is believed to be a factor in more collisions nationally than any other factor and it often combines with additional actions, like failing to yield, to produce an accident. Traveling over the posted speed limit or too fast for conditions will increase the distance necessary for a motorist to slow or stop a vehicle and will limit that driver’s ability to take evasive action if a hazard appears or traffic conditions change. While speeders make a conscious decision to drive fast, those in other cars have no choice in the matter. They are subjected to the conditions on the road as they find them and their personal safety can be threatened when someone chooses to speed. If a car accident occurs and an at-fault driver made a mistake, like speeding, the victims of these collisions who sustain injuries may be entitled to seek financial compensation if the crash happens in Arizona. Speaking with a Phoenix personal injury lawyer may help you understand what claims may be available to you and whether you are entitled to relief if a collision has affected your life.
On Monday evening, two vehicles collided in Phoenix and left three people hurt, according to police. The incident took place near 19th Avenue and Southern Avenue prior to 6:00 p.m. and may have been caused by a speeding driver. At this time, police believe that a black car traveling westbound on Southern Avenue made a U-turn and then collided with a black SUV in the area.
The crash was significant and caused a small child to be ejected from the SUV, leaving her in serious condition and requiring medical care at an area hospital. The girl’s current condition and the nature of her injuries are not clear at this time. Additionally, the driver of the suspected at-fault car was hurt in the accident but is expected to recover. A second male was injured as well but officials have not confirmed in which vehicle the man was riding prior to the impact or how severe his injuries are.
If you have been hurt in a Phoenix car accident or if your loved one was injured or killed, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the totality of your damages including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. These claims can be complex so if you have questions or if you need help, the personal injury attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C. are standing by to take your call.
We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191 and we offer all injury victims a free case consultation without any obligation. If you need assistance or if you have been hurt, do not let yourself continue to suffer. Call Abels & Annes, P.C. today and let us fight for you.
Prior Blog Entry:
Car Accident in Scottsdale Injures 1, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published January 19, 2015.
At least 3 injured in south Phoenix vehicle collision, by Jonathan Reid, The Republic, azcentral.com, published January 20, 2015.