The busy roadways in and around Phoenix¬†have seen more than their share of serious accidents in recent weeks. With a number of those crashes resulting in fatalities, the¬†Phoenix car¬†accident lawyers at Wattel & York remind¬†drivers to exercise caution when they are behind the wheel. Drivers also need to know their legal rights, should they become an accident victim.
On November 7, a fatal crash occurred between a pickup and a cement truck on Loop 303. ABC 15 reported that the pickup truck was traveling southbound when it hit the cement truck, driving in the opposite direction. One of the drivers died in the crash, while another was transported to an area hospital. The stretch of highway was closed for many hours as authorities investigated the cause of the crash.
A taxi was the only vehicle involved in another fatal accident that occurred just one day later. According to AZ Central, the taxi was carrying two passengers on Interstate 10 when it lost control on an off-ramp and veered into a pole. The vehicle caught fire and witnesses of the crash pulled the driver and passenger to safety. Sadly, a 70-year-old woman died in the crash, while a male passenger and the driver of the cab were taken to the hospital with injuries.
Also on November 8, a deadly crash on I-10 in West Valley closed the freeway for several hours. Investigating officials told the local Fox station that the accident occurred when a pedestrian ran out into traffic at 4:00 a.m. and was hit by a semi-trailer. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.
A two-car crash took the life of another victim on November 12. KPHO reports a vehicle exiting Loop 101 collided with another vehicle on 19th Avenue. The driver of the first vehicle was taken to an area hospital, where he later died. The driver of the second vehicle was also taken to the hospital after the crash, but only as a precautionary measure.
Hiring an experienced Phoenix taxi accident¬†attorney
No one is ever prepared to be the victim of a car crash, which is why the assistance of a qualified legal team after the occurrence is so essential. When you or someone you love is injured in an accident, you need someone on your side to protect your rights and ensure you receive any compensation you might be entitled to.
Filing the appropriate police reports and properly documenting injuries and medical expenses may not be things you think about after the trauma of an accident, but failure to comply could affect your ability to pursue legal action against the responsible party. In addition, Arizona has a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury cases, which means you have a limited window of opportunity for taking legal action. It is important to enlist experienced legal help as soon as possible to get necessary paperwork filed in a timely manner.
At Wattel & York, our experienced Arizona truck accident lawyers are ready to assist you, helping you pursue damages for medical bills, lost wages and other non-economic losses.
Contact a Phoenix taxi accident lawyer¬†now at 1-877-225-5562 to learn more about your legal options and get a free case evaluation.
- AZ Central, Phoenix Crash: Taxi Hits Pole, Killing 1, Injuring 2 Others, http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2014/11/08/phoenix-taxi-crash-abrk/18740547/
- ABC 15, Loop 303 Reopens after Deadly Accident between Pickup, Cement Truck, http://www.abc15.com/news/region-west-valley/sun-city/loop-303-closed-after-serious-accident
- KPHO, Man Killed in Phoenix 2-Car Crash, http://www.kpho.com/story/27367538/man-killed-in-phoenix-2-car-crash
- Fox 10 Phoenix, Multiple Deadly Car Accidents Snarl Weekend Traffic, http://www.fox10phoenix.com/story/27335609/2014/11/08/multiple-deadly-car-accidents-snarl-weekend-traffic