Scottsdale Collisions and Injuries
The Scottsdale Independent reports that the most dangerous time of day for vehicle and bicyclist collisions is during the evening commute around 5:00-6:00 pm, pedestrian accidents in Arizona occur more often between 10:00 and 11:00 am and 6:00 to 7:00 pm. A wrongful death lawyer Scottsdale, AZ clients recommend may be able to further investigate a crash, evaluate a claim, and assist a family as a result of such a tragedy.
The top 10 areas for collisions in Scottsdale for 2015 and 2016 were:
- Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd from Greenway/Hayden to Hayden Road – 103 collisions
- Shea Blvd from Scottsdale Road to Hayden Road – 72 collisions
- Scottsdale Road from Osborn Road to Indian School Road – 61 collisions
- Scottsdale Road from Indian School Road to Camelback Road– 61 collisions
- Camelback Road from Scottsdale Road to Miller Road – 60 collisions
- Scottsdale Road from Camelback Road to Chaparral Road – 56 collisions
- Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd from Scottsdale Road to Greenway/Hayden – 55 collisions
- Hayden Road from Thomas Road to Osborn Road – 54 collisions
- Shea Blvd from Hayden Road to 101 Freeway – 50 collisions
- Scottsdale Road from Princess to Mayo Blvd – 49 collisions
In January 2019, the Scottsdale Police Department stated that the most recent pedestrian fatality had brought the 12 month total to seven pedestrian fatalities in total. There has been a rise in pedestrian fatalities. There were nine fatal collisions in 2017 and then 22 in 2018. A wrongful death lawyer Scottsdale, AZ can advise family members regarding their legal rights and remedies.
According to a report from the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, Arizona had the highest rate of pedestrian deaths in the country per capita in the first half of 2017. Approximately 230 pedestrians were killed in Arizona after being hit by a car in 2017. There were 111 deaths by June 30, 2018.
The Arizona fatality rates have been steadily increasing since 2013. According to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, there were 151 in 2013, 155 in 2014, 173 in 2015, and 197 in 2016.
If a pedestrian is seriously injured as a result of another party’s negligence, from a car or truck crash, a personal injury lawyer should be contacted to discuss legal remedies. Fault of the parties needs to be investigated, witnesses may need to be contacted. An accident reconstructionist may need to be consulted to discuss possible legal claims.
Each person’s claim is unique and different. Many factors are considered, what are the injuries, how long have the symptoms or disability lasted, are there permanent injuries? How have the injuries affected the injured person’s activities, employment, marital, or family life? How have the injuries affected the person’s enjoyment and quality of life?
A personal injury lawyer will further consider the injured party’s lost income and work disability, since the date of the injury, and for the future. In more serious cases the involvement of a medical life care planner and an economist may be needed to project future medical bills and economic losses.
Should serious injuries occur following a crash a wrongful death lawyer Scottsdale, AZ should be contacted. A free, no-obligation consultation should be offered, there should be no attorney’s fees until a case is settled.
Paul Englander is also a member of the Scottsdale Bar Association and is a certified specialist in Injury and Wrongful Death by the State Bar of Arizona.