Based on the reports of AZ Central, a three vehicle collision resulted in the death of two people and the serious injury to one. The Phoenix intersection accident took place on Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Southern Avenue and 59th Avenue. According to police reports, the three-vehicle collision involved a car, moped, and semi-truck. Based on the accounts of the Phoenix Fire Department, the car hit the moped and then collided with the semi truck in a head-on collision. The car occupants died and the moped driver was taken to a trauma center and is in critical condition.
Arizona Car Accident Statistics
According to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), there were about 87,676 multi-car accidents in Arizona in 2010. Of these accidents, there were 411 fatal accidents and approximately 4,000 people who were injured.
Arizona Auto Accident Law
In Arizona, there are two possible kinds of legal damages that can be pursued by an injury victim. Aside from property damage, there are compensatory damages and punitive damages. Compensatory damages are for pain and suffering as a result of an injury. Punitive damages are not pursued in every case because it is a punishment for the at-fault party. Punitive damages are made to make the at-fault party accountable for his actions. The actions must be shown to be with an “evil mind and hand.”
Contact a Skilled Arizona Auto Injury Attorney
Feel free to call Breyer Law Offices to discuss your auto injury claim with an experienced attorney. As experienced vehicle accident lawyers in Arizona, Alexis and Mark Breyer are here to answer all your legal questions. Being involved in a car accident can be a traumatic for all those involved. Car accident victims are advised to contact an attorney who understands these types of claims. Many attorneys can practice injury and wrongful death law, but only a small percentage are certified specialists, like Attorney Mark Breyer. If you have questions regarding a serious injury claim or wrongful death claim in Arizona, call now at 602-457-6222.