Statistically, drunk driving accidents are most likely to occur during the nighttime hours on a weekend. Experts believe that weekends bring about a time where many people drink alcohol and then try to drive themselves home or to another location, breaking the law in the process. Though weekends might bring out a large number of drunk or impaired drivers, in truth, an accident with a driver under the influence can happen on any day of the week and at any time of the day.
When a driver operates under the influence of alcohol, that driver places his or her safety at risk and also risks the safety of everyone else in the area. Drunk driving accidents can leave other drivers, passengers in the impaired driver’s car or in another car, and even pedestrians with injuries that may last a lifetime. In the event that you are injured in a crash caused by a drunk driver, the laws in Phoenix ensure you with certain rights. You may be entitled to seek relief for your damages against those responsible so that you can recover for your losses, including medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Speaking with a lawyer in Phoenix who represents car accident victims may help you determine if you are entitled to relief.
Nearly all freeways and highways in Phoenix are busy and I-10 is no exception. That is why many people experienced long commutes and delays yesterday after a bad accident occurred on I-10 near Warner Road. Police believe that a 36-year-old female was driving her car the wrong way on I-10 and that she initially collided with a car before being hit by a semi-truck. Both the woman and the driver of the other car suffered injuries and needed medical treatment after the crash.
Police are still investigating and trying to determine why the woman was traveling in the wrong direction. Though no conclusive determinations have been made, officers are looking into whether alcohol played a role in the crash.
The wreckage from the accident was significant and it caused Interstate 10 to be closed except for the HOV lane during the first part of morning rush hour. By approximately 5:30 am, all lanes were open to traffic once again.
If you have been involved in an accident with a drunk driver or a driver under the influence and you suffered injuries, call the lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. today and let us provide you with a free consultation regarding your accident and your rights. We are standing by at all hours and we will take your call whenever you need answers. Call us toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191 and let us help you get the relief you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
10 People Killed When Truck Hit Tour Bus, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published April 11, 2014.
DPS: Impairment might be a factor in wrong way crash on I-10, Fox 10 Phoenix, published April 16, 2014.