Many automotive accidents could be avoided both in Arizona and in the rest of the nation if drivers would just be a little bit more careful. While speed limits, lane and median markers and other signs are there to ensure that drivers, pedestrians and innocent bystanders are all kept safe, these traffic laws will only work if they are followed.
In Phoenix, a recent car accident has caused serious injury for a 61-year-old landscaper. He was working on one side of a cinder-block wall when a truck that was parked on the other side came through the wall and crushed him.
The truck driver was not at fault. Police say a 17-year-old drove his car through an intersection stop sign and hit the pest-control truck. The force of the impact sent the truck crashing through the wall. Additional damage occurred when two canisters fell off the pest control truck and landed on two other cars. Another car was hit by debris. Police examined the debris and suspect that a sixth vehicle, probably a car, may also have been on the road at the time of the accident.
The landscaper is in a serious condition and was taken to a local hospital. The injured truck driver is also in a hospital. Police will follow up on the accident with the teenager after he has been treated and released by doctors.
Under Arizona law, damages in a personal injury case are based upon the losses suffered by the injured parties. Medical expenses, loss of wages, and loss of future earnings are some of the claims that can be collected from the negligent party involved in the accident. However, it is essential to ensure that a proper investigation is conducted by authorities to determine who is at fault in the event of a car accident. Experienced personal injury professionals will endure the victim’s rights are protected throughout the legal process.
Source: AZCentral.com, “Phoenix landscaper critical after being crushed by truck,” Danika Worthington and Courtland Jeffrey, March 26, 2014