- Published on Saturday, 17 November 2012 06:45
Negligent Driver Causes Accident Involving 2 Children
Drivers are normally distracted by entertaining devices, such as smartphones and their radio. But when their irresponsible actions cause injuries and accidents to others, especially children, they should be held accountable for their terrible decisions.
At the end of September, two children and four others were involved in an accident that was the result of a distracted driver. A total of six people were injured in the two-car accident in Mesa. Of the six, three were transported to local medical centers due to injuries and severe damages. The three included a 7-year-old and a 3-year-old child.
The other three victims also sustained injuries, though the intensity and severity level of these injuries were not disclosed to the public.
The accident occurred near Alma School Road, prompting the Department of Public Safety to shut down part of the 60 freeway. The freeway was shut down for about two hours as the wounded and injured were attended to by medical professionals. The damage was shortly cleared from the roadway and the investigators came to collect evidence.
Those injured who were not at fault for the accident should consider hiring legal counsel to protect their rights. Insurance companies might attempt to minimize compensation and benefits. However, those who were injured during the accidents, especially the children, deserve the best professional and medical help. Filing a car accident claim could provide compensation to pay for these rights.
No conclusions have been drawn from the accident.
- Published on Saturday, 17 November 2012 06:44
Family Injured by Pickup Truck in Tempe
When someone suffers a wrongful death due to a fatal car accident, the person responsible might be held liable for the death. A recent motor vehicle accident that occurred in Tucson Arizona involved a fatal accident. The person responsible for the accident was potentially being targeted as part of a criminal lawsuit.
In August, a man living in Tucson and a 62-year-old motorcyclist were both involved in a traffic collision that caused the death of the motorcyclist. Criminal charges were brought against the man. The Arizona Daily Star reported that prosecutors were charging the man with criminal accusations, as he had caused the death of an innocent motorcyclist during an accident.
However the prosecutors dropped the charges in late October, citing “prosecutorial discretion.”
The judge overruling the case in the Prima County Superior Court, Judge Paul Tang, dismissed the accusations against the 44-year old driver. Tang said prosecutors did not provide sufficient evidence to proceed with the case.
The charges included manslaughter, criminal damage, and driving under the influence. Evidence was insufficient, as the defendant’s blood tests came back negative for either alcohol or drugs.
The motorcyclist who was hit and killed was reportedly at a red light when his motorcycle was rear-ended by the defendant. His motorcycle dragged into two other vehicles. He was rushed to the hospital, but later died.
The defendant initially claimed his brother was driving the truck, but evidence proves otherwise.
The case did not result in criminal prosecution, but can still be held in civil court as a wrongful death lawsuit. Survivors of the deceased can still claim compensation and damages to pay for medical bills, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and other financial difficulties.
- Published on Saturday, 17 November 2012 06:42
Family Injured by Pickup Truck in Tempe
In September, a husband, wife, and their 4-month old infant were walking near Guadalupe and Rural roads in the morning when they were almost hit by a pickup truck. The family was walking on a sidewalk; a car stopped at the crosswalk to allow them to pass when it was suddenly rearended and dragged along the road by a pickup truck.
The driver of the pickup truck had last control. The vehicle struck the family as they crossed the street. The truck then crashed into a light pole
The mother and infant are suffering from brain injuries and damage. The father is recovering from less severe damages. Both drivers did not appear to be severely injured.
No charges have been filed, but the police will continue to investigate the scene.
Though no charges have been filed, the family as well as the driver of the vehicle who had been hit by the truck should consider their legal options. The accident could potentially be the pickup truck driver’s fault, thereby making him liable for damages and injuries incurred from the accident.
Insurance companies might attempt to minimize payments for damages and medical bills when accidents like this occur. Pedestrians and victims of the accident should seek legal counsel as soon as possible after an accident of this caliber happens.
- Published on Saturday, 17 November 2012 06:41
20 Victims Injured During Multi-Vehicle Crash on I-17
In early September, a multi-vehicle car crash on the Interstate 17 between Cordes Junction and Black Canyon City injured at least 20 people. The incident involved four vehicles as well as a number of children and infants.
Most of the injured victims came from two of the four vehicles. No serious injuries incurred, though the victims suffered rashes, bruises, and minor injuries. Fortunately, everyone involved in the crash was wearing a seatbelt.
However, the police have opened an investigation into the crash. Though no conclusions have been made, it appears that one vehicle slammed into another, causing the vehicles ahead of them to also crash. The I-17 was jammed with traffic as the accident required one northbound lane to be closed for over an hour. Labor Day Weekend traffic was extremely bad all the way to Black Canyon City. More than 15 miles were congested from the crash site.
The injured victims are expected to be released from the hospital soon because injuries were not severe.
No conclusions have been drawn from the scene of the crash, but car accident victims should consider seeking legal counsel immediately after an accident. Seeking compensation would benefit them greatly, as it would offer opportunities to pay for medical bills, injuries, damages, and pain and suffering.