As the population in Phoenix has skyrocketed over the last few decades, the number of drivers has increased, as have the number of vehicles in the state. This all has led to greater traffic, greater congestion, and a greater risk of car accidents as a result. If you live in or work in the Phoenix area, odds are that you, a family member, a friend, or a coworker you know has been involved in a car crash at some point during a lifetime.
The word “accident” often is not an accurate way to describe a collision because in most cases, a crash happens because one or more individuals involved made a mistake. When a driver acts in a negligent or reckless manner and causes a collision, the laws in Phoenix can hold that driver responsible for any injuries that result to the victims involved. This means that a victim of a car accident may be entitled to recover for damages including any medical and surgical bills incurred, pain and suffering, permanency of injuries, and time missed from work. Speaking with a lawyer who handles personal injury claims for victims may help you understand whether you have a valid claim if you have been involved in a crash.
After many accidents, it can be difficult to determine exactly what factors combined to lead to the impact. Police and investigators often look into whether a driver violated a traffic or criminal law when a crash occurs. Officials in Surprise are still looking into a vehicle-related incident that took place on Tuesday night and that left one person injured.
Authorities have reported that a pickup truck in the area of Litchfield Road and Waddell Road was exiting a parking lot when something went wrong. The truck allegedly crossed a sidewalk, drove through landscaping and a block wall before entering a private residence’s backyard. The truck did not stop until it struck the house where at least one person was home.
The individual in the home reportedly was sleeping and was injured as a result of the collision. The extent of the individual’s injuries are not clear at this time and it is unknown whether the individual was also the owner of the home.
At this point in time, the driver of the truck has received citations for failing to avoid a collision and driving without a valid license. Authorities are still trying to determine whether any intoxicants, including alcohol, were a factor. If so, additional charges may be brought against the driver.
You can do everything right and still be involved in a car accident in Phoenix if another motorist drives in a negligent manner. If you have been involved in a crash and you have been injured, call the lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. today and let us provide you with a free case consultation regarding your accident and your legal options. We are standing by 24 hours a day toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191 and there is no obligation on your part for speaking with us. At Abels & Annes, P.C., we never charge our clients a fee unless we make a recovery on their behalves and we fight so that each client can obtain the best outcome in his or her case.
If you have been hurt in a Phoenix car accident, call us today and let us help you.
Prior Blog Entry:
Elderly Driver Causes Crash with 3 Bicyclists in Cornville, Killing 1, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published May 19, 2014.
Truck plows into Surprise home, 1 injured, Fox 10 Phoenix, published May 28, 2014.