Phoenix, Arizona saw four people and a family dog being injured in a recent accident after an armored car crashed into a pickup truck. Three people as well as a Labrador dog had to be extricated from the trucks by the fire department. While the humane society took temporary custody of the dog, the injured were sent to nearby hospital. All victims of the car accident are expected to recover from the non-fatal injuries, including two children, aged 14 and 17. The cause of the accident has not yet been determined, but it may have been caused by distracted driving.
Car accidents are one of the leading causes of road fatalities in the United States. And one of the major causes of car accidents is distracted driving. Distracted driving may be caused by texting and driving, talking on a cellphone while driving or driving under the influence. Throughout the U.S., including Arizona, states have thus imposed stringent laws to minimize distracted driving. Reportedly, 33,561 car accident fatalities were reported in 2012, an increase of 3.3 percent, or 1,082 more deaths than the previous year.
Penalties for negligent driving ranges from suspension or revocation of driving license, heavy fines or even imprisonment. A driver indicted for DUI charges will likely have tarnished his or her reputation in the community. Being involved in car accidents can also seriously affect the driver’s car insurance premium.
The law thus does give the victim of an accident avenues for compensation from the driver or the insurance company.Consulting a professional may help the victim of recover the due compensation to bring them justice from such perils.
Source: KPHO.com, “1 critical after armored truck pickup crash in Laveen Village,” Steve Stout, July 2, 2014