With more than 30 years of combined experience as Arizona car accident attorneys, we know that unexpected stops have a great potential for causing collisions, like the crash that happened March 12, according to Kiko News. The crash took place at a train stop near Calle de Loma on Highway 60 when four cars collided after the train crossing arms had already come down. Police have reported that those involved in the crash suffered only minor injuries, though there has been no official statement on how many people sustained injuries and the accident is still under investigation.
Gila County Car Accident and Non-Fixed Object Collision Statistics
This Gila County car accident is one of approximately 800 collisions that occur throughout the county each year, according to Arizona’s Department of Transportation (ADOT). Of these collisions, 67 percent cause property damage only, followed by 32 percent that cause minor to severe injuries, and less than one percent that account for deaths. Throughout the state, ADOT reports that collisions, especially those with non-fixed objects such as this Arizona railroad car crash, are on the rise. In 2010, nearly 3,800 collisions with non-fixed objects were reported statewide. According to ADOT, nearly 3,500 of these collisions caused major property damage and more than 400 resulted in injuries.
Should You Call a Gila County Car Accident Attorney?
Victims of a car accident can suffer a wide variety of injuries from bruises and cuts to broken bones and torn muscles and even more serious injuries to the head, face, back, neck, and spine. The victims in this collision should seek out medical attention to ensure they have not suffered major injuries and should get in touch with an attorney to help them secure a fair settlement for their injuries and property damages.
The Husband and Wife Law Team of Breyer Law, P.C. would help those injured in this accident by working with them to secure appropriate medical care and therapy, file paperwork, and litigate the case if necessary. If you’ve been injured in a collision and need help understanding your rights, we can help. Call us today for help and a consultation at no cost to you.