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Elderly pedestrian critically injured in Phoenix car accident

On Behalf of | Jun 11, 2014 | Firm News |

Many automobile accidents that occur in Phoenix can be avoided if drivers just were careful. They need to always drive within speed limits and follow the median and lane markers as closely as possible. Even though police and transportation departments conduct safety awareness campaigns and try to cut down on drunk and distracted drivers, accidents continue to occur. One major problem is that drivers continually text and drive and this type of distracted driving has become a major factor in accidents on the streets of many American cities.

In a recent car accident in Phoenix, a pedestrian was fatally injured near Thomas Road. Details of the car accident are not known. The police are still conducting the investigation. Prior to this car accident, which occurred at about 6 p.m., another car collision took place in central Phoenix.

Although details of the accident were not revealed immediately, it later was revealed that the victim was an 80-year-old woman. Initially, police thought that the victim had died. However, she was resuscitated at a hospital. Her name has not been released. The accident scene had to be closed down during the rush hour. Under Arizona law, anyone injured in an auto accident may choose to file a personal injury lawsuit and seek damages for any losses suffered. The injured party can claim medical expenses and additional losses, including loss of future earnings. If the defendant is found to be negligent in causing the accident, then he or she will have to pay damages to the victim.

Before any legal action can be taken, however, a proper investigation needs to be conducted to establish who is at fault for the accident. In situations like this, experienced legal professionals can help ensure that victims are completely aware of all of their rights.

Source: The Republic, “Phoenix police are investigating 2 fatal accidents including one involving a pedestrian,” May 29, 2014