Unfortunately, even when it is clearly another motorist is at fault for a Phoenix resident's injuries following a motor vehicle accident, obtaining compensation for medical bills, lost wages and the like can be difficult.
A three-vehicle accident in the western part of Phoenix left one person dead. Additionally, five other people involved in the accident were taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries. Police described all of these injuries as non life-threatening, but the full extent of the injuries was not known.
Arizona is relatively tough on motorists who are distracted by their cellphones while they are driving. In addition to joining the majority of states in outlawing texting and driving, Arizona has a law which generally bans the use of a handheld device, like a cellphone, while operating a vehicle.
A pregnant woman who was seriously injured in a head-on collision was able to give birth to a healthy baby girl shortly after the accident. Unfortunately, the driver of the other vehicle involved in the accident died at the scene of the crash.
Young drivers behind the wheel of a vehicle can be a scary reality to take on. These inexperienced drivers may be more prone to take risks and generally are not well versed when it comes to defensive driving and avoiding collisions. Nonetheless, even the most experienced drivers in Arizona drive dangerously. After all, it is not only youthful drivers who drive while distracted. Baby boomers are also noted for their contribution to the distracted driving epidemic on the roadways across the nation.
Alcohol lowers a drinker's inhibitions and raises the amount of time they need to respond to external stimuli. Larger amounts of alcohol can cause a drinker to lose physical coordination and interfere with cognitive function. That can be a deadly combination when the drinker gets behind the wheel of a car. A drunk driver can make terrible decisions, fail to see obstructions and other people until it's too late, and wait too long to hit the brakes or steer out of the way.
Automation seems to be the way of the future. While some robots are stuck vacuuming carpet, other robot-like machines are invading more every-day parts of our lives. One of the biggest is driving. Some companies are dumping billions of dollars into the driverless car industry in hopes of capitalizing on the transportation of tomorrow. But as the industry quickly shifts to driverless vehicles, many are left wondering just how safe these cars are.
Wrong-way drivers are arguably the most dangerous motorists on the roadways. Whether due to intoxication or distraction, these drivers often don't even realize that they are driving against traffic. This means that they usually don't slow down and don't attempt to take corrective action prior to a collision. As a result, car accidents involving wrong-way drivers often occur at high rates of speed, which, in turn, can leave devastation in their wake.
Driving is an inherently dangerous activity. Yet, the risk of being harmed in a car accident increases exponentially when the motorists around you act negligently. This negligence can take many forms, including distracted driving and drunk driving. However, even mistakes as simple as failing to abide by traffic laws can have serious consequences, as demonstrated by the results of one recent study.
The damages suffered in a car accident can be extensive. The most obvious are physical in nature. Motor vehicle accident victims can be left with broken bones, torn ligaments, and brain and spinal cord damage. They may be left permanently disabled, disfigured, and in a lot of pain. This physical harm is often accompanied by financial losses. These damages typically take the form of medical expenses, future treatment costs, and lost wages.