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May 3, 2018

A spate of deadly vehicular accidents has left many Phoenix-area families mourning their loved ones, and local residents concerned about traffic safety.

In the case of one crash in Tucson, a Phoenix man lost his life. The man was killed in a single-car crash between Twin Peaks Road and the Interstate 10 Frontage Road. An officer doing a routine patrol discovered the decedent, 42-year-old Bruno Osvaldo Cadena, late in the evening on April 5, 2014. The police investigation is still ongoing.

Unfortunately, the death of Cadena isn’t the only tragic result from a recent auto accident in the Phoenix area. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a crash, the Arizona car accident lawyers at Wattel & York offer our services in providing no-charge, no-obligation consultations about your case.

Critical factors that we can evaluate include the cause of the accident and who may be held liable for it. Our Phoenix personal injury attorneys typically coordinate with local police officers to obtain a copy of the accident report, and our in-house team of crash investigators and medical experts will examine every detail of your accident for evidence of wrongdoing on another party’s part.

Remember that the law in Arizona is on the side of crash victims. Take full advantage of your legal rights by calling us today at: 877.333.9545.


Phoenix police have reported a possible case of drag racing that critically injured a 61-year-old landscaper late in March. A 17-year-old boy driving a Mustang was reportedly racing a 16-year-old when he allegedly ran a stop sign, causing a pickup truck to strike the Mustang. The truck injured the landscaper when it crashed through a wall. Details about the landscaper’s condition have not been released, though he has been listed in critical condition.

While the landscaper was fortunate enough to survive, others were not so lucky. A woman who was a passenger in Chevrolet Malibu died after the car struck a median wall on a Phoenix Interstate early in April. The driver is being charged with manslaughter. A passerby stopped his vehicle to assist and was struck by an SUV; he sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

On March 29, a valley man received the worst possible news after his mother, sister, and three children were all killed in a tragic car crash on Interstate 10. Larry Curley’s father was driving the family in a Ford pickup when it lost a tire, crossed the median, and was struck by a car and a semi. Although the family wore seatbelts, all but the father perished. Larry Curley’s father is recovering in the hospital. Curley told reporters that his father recently had new tires put on his truck.

If he decides to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, negligence in tire installment or manufacture may be one factor to consider.


If you’re involved in an auto accident – even a minor fender bender – it’s important to call the police right away. The police officer’s incident report will be crucial in proving the other party was at fault in the accident. And since insurance companies are notorious for denying claims or only offering partial payments, your next phone call should be to a law firm that specializes in car accidents.

Obtaining aggressive legal representation will help ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.

Your car accident lawyer will use the report and other key pieces of evidence to hold the other party responsible for compensating you. Your lawyer can help you obtain compensation from the insurance company with a claim or from the responsible party with a lawsuit.


  • Vehicle repairs
  • Total loss of your vehicle
  • Destruction of personal property within the vehicle
  • Medical expenses
  • Ongoing rehabilitative needs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of past and future wages

An auto accident attorney can also help you file a wrongful death lawsuit in the event that a loved one was killed in a vehicular accident. Although no amount of money can compensate for your loss, a settlement or jury award could help you pay for your loved one’s final expenses.


If you or a loved one has suffered from injuries in a car accident as a result of another’s negligence, don’t delay in seeking help from an experienced personal injury lawyer in Arizona. Let the team at Wattel & York pursue justice on your behalf. Our car accident lawyers have a longstanding history of aggressive and successful litigation on behalf of Phoenix-area residents. Schedule your free case review by calling 1-877-225-5562.


  1. Tucson News Now, Phoenix man killed in weekend rollover accident, http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/25183641/phoenix-man-killed-in-weekend-rollover-accident
  2. AZFamily.com, Phoenix police believe drag racing caused collision that injured landscaper, http://www.azfamily.com/news/Landscaper-critically-hurt-when-hit-by-truck-after-wreck-252488041.html
  3. MyFoxPhoenix.com, Family member speaks about deadly I-10 crash, http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/story/25123058/2014/03/31/family-member-speaks-about-deadly-i-10-crash
  4. KTAR, nterstate 17 crash kills 1; others to face charges, http://ktar.com/

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