In national surveys, more than 80 percent of all American drivers consider themselves to be “better than average” when it comes to operating a car. Of course, 80 percent cannot be better than average, meaning that a large number of motorists identify themselves as good drivers even though that might be an inaccurate description. This holds true in Arizona where hundreds of thousands of motorists hit the streets every day. Unfortunately, when some drivers believe they are more skilled or safer than others, they tend to engage in activities that threaten everyone. The most common of these is speeding. Experts opine that speeding is a deadly factor in car accidents in Phoenix because empirical studies reveal it occurs in almost half of all collisions.
But what happens if you are a safe driver and you are still involved in a crash due to the actions of another? Where do you turn if you are hurt or if your family member is injured or killed? In Arizona, lawmakers understand that victims should not be forced to bear this burden but rather negligent drivers should be held responsible for all that results from an accident. In practice, this means a victim can seek relief for any injuries sustained through the use of a civil claim for damages, a type of legal claim that is separate and distinct from any charges brought by local officials or police. Speaking with a personal injury lawyer in Phoenix or across the Valley may help you understand how to obtain the relief you deserve if an accident has affected you or whether you have a valid claim if your loved one was hurt.
Police believe that a fatal accident in Tempe on Friday began by one driver speeding on I-10. The incident took place in the eastbound lanes near US 60 and started when a driver lost control of a speeding car. The car struck a concrete median along I-10 and also collided with a second vehicle in the area, leading to injuries for four people involved. In addition to those who were hurt, one woman was killed. Her name has not been released but officials have confirmed that she was a back seat passenger in the speeding car prior to the crash.
The conditions of the other four victims are not clear at this time.
When a collision occurs, it is often those who did nothing wrong who are injured and forced to endure suffering. At Abels & Annes, P.C., our team of dedicated personal injury attorneys believes that actions have consequences and that negligent drivers should be held responsible for their actions, regardless of the outcome. We fight for victims’ rights and if you have been hurt, we will fight for you as well.
We offer a free, no obligation case consultation to those who call us toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191 and we have a lawyer standing by to take your call at all hours of the day or night. Regardless of when you need help, call Abels & Annes, P.C. and let our skilled legal team help you seek the relief you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
Man Killed in Phoenix Crash with Semi Truck, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published December 12, 2014.
1 dead, 4 injured during crash on I-10 near US 60, by Adriana Desiderio, Fox 10 Phoenix, published December 12, 2014.