As Phoenix auto accident attorneys, we were surprised to learn about yet another crash that occurred on Tuesday morning, January 10, 2012. According to a news report published in Fox 10, the 17-year-old driver lost control of his SUV, hit a curb and crashed, causing the SUV to roll over. Police have ruled out impairment. Luckily, the teen suffered only minor injuries. We wish him a full and quick recovery.
Causes of This Phoenix Auto Accident
This Phoenix auto accident occurred when the teenage driver lost control and hit a curb. Police still aren’t sure what caused him to lose control. In many cases, we see Arizona rollover auto accidents caused by other cars that swerve toward or sideswipe the car that ends up rolling. We also see faulty repairs that are to blame, such as poorly inflated or improperly installed tires, faulty steering mechanisms, fluids that aren’t filled correctly, and more. There may also have been debris in the road that caused the driver to swerve toward the curb. An unsafe lane change by another vehicle often causes a driver to auto correct and roll over as well.
Phoenix Auto Accident Statistics with Rollovers
As auto accident injury lawyers, we were happy to learn that 2009 marked the lowest number of accidents in 20 years. There were 22,713 accidents in the city that year, according to AZ Central. In 2010, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), there were 29,062, so unfortunately, that number rose from the record low. Sideswipe accidents accounted for nearly 15,000 accidents.
Contact a Phoenix Personal Injury Attorney
It takes an experienced Phoenix personal injury attorney to investigate rollover accidents like this one to determine exactly what happened. The Husband and Wife Law Team at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. would investigate to see if there was anyone else involved who may have caused the rollover. With that information uncovered, we hold the at-fault party liable for the injuries and damages that were caused, and we seek to obtain compensation from those individuals. Our clients can use this money to pay hospital bills, reimbursement for lost wages, future medical expenses, and more. For your free consultation with our office, give us a call now.