If a motorist negligently injures or kills another motorist, pedestrian, or cyclist in Arizona, he or she can be held responsible for the harm they cause in a court of law.
According to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), there were 106,767 reported motor vehicle accidents in 2009. In these accidents, over 50,610 people were injured and 806 people lost their lives. ADOT’s data also indicates that:
- There are approximately 12 every hour on the streets of Arizona
- More than 5 people are injured in a motor vehicle accident every hour
- Every day 2 people die in traffic accidents in Arizona
Alcohol was a factor in some of these motor vehicle accidents. According to ADOT, there were 5,854 alcohol related crashes on Arizona roadways in 2009. Drunk drivers caused about 8% of all injuries and nearly 33% of all traffic fatalities.
Drivers in Arizona must follow the rules of the road. If a driver breaches the duty of reasonable care and causes injury to or the death of another person he or she may be called upon to fully and fairly compensate the injured person and in some cases the injured person’s family members as well.
Examples of negligent conduct causing Arizona motor vehicle accidents include:
- Drunk Driving
- Driving Under the Influence of Drugs
- Traveling at Excessive Speed
- Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign or Red Light
- Failure to Yield to a Crosswalk
- Driving Over the Center Line
- Failure to Yield Right of Way
- Ignoring Signage
- Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road
- Driving the Wrong Way On a Road
If the negligent actions of another driver caused you serious personal injury, contact the experienced Arizona motor vehicle accident attorneys at Bode & Collins, PLC., today. We are here to help.
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At Bode & Collins, PLC. we treat our clients the way we would like to be treated and tailor our service to the individual legal and personal needs of our clients.
When you choose to retain the experienced Arizona motor vehicle accident attorneys at Bode & Collins, P.L.C., you get seasoned attorneys Chris Bode and Natalie Collins, not a junior lawyer who is just learning the ropes. Combined, our attorneys have more than forty years of litigation experience and have recovered millions of dollars for their clients during that time.
Bode & Collins, P.L.C. works for people who injured in motor vehicle accidents anywhere in Arizona, including Scottsdale, North Scottsdale, Phoenix, Glendale, Tempe, Mesa, Avondale, Cave Creek, Prescott, Flagstaff, Bullhead City, Kingman, and Tucson. We work for Arizona residents and people who live in other states or countries who were injured while visiting our state.
If you or a loved one have suffered serious personal injuries in a motor vehicle accident in Arizona, call or contact us today for a free initial consultaiton. If we take your case we will front all costs and work on a contingency fee, meaning you will not owe any attorneys’ fees unless there is a settlement or verdict in your favor.