As Prescott car accident attorneys with more than 30 years on the job, we’ve seen many crashes caused by negligence, such as the collision that occurred Monday afternoon, February 27, 2012, according to MyRadioPlace News. The crash occurred when an 86-year-old woman was attempting to park her car at the mall, and instead of pressing the brakes after pulling into the parking space, she hit the gas instead. The woman’s vehicle lurched forward and ended up on top of another parked vehicle in the lot. There was no driver in the other vehicle at the time of the incident, and the woman reportedly suffered no injuries. We were glad to hear that no serious injuries resulted from this accident, and hope that all Prescott residents will use it as a reminder to be mindful of their driving to prevent collisions and injuries caused by negligent driving.
What Caused This Prescott Car Accident?
This Prescott car accident was caused by distraction on the part of the 86-year-old driver. By not paying attention to which pedal she was pressing down in her vehicle, she caused an otherwise avoidable incident, which could have severely injured the driver of the other vehicle if they had been present for the crash. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), more than 3,900 crashes involving a fixed object occur each year in Arizona. Inattentive driving in Arizona accounts for more than 12,200 collisions each year, and many of these incidents result in injuries and/or death.
How Can an Experienced Prescott Car Accident Attorney Help?
Although no one was injured in this Prescott car accident, most similar incidents do result in serious injury to, or death of, another person; in those cases, a personal injury attorney should be contacted as soon as possible. Contacting a skilled personal injury attorney immediately after an accident keeps the details fresh in your mind and allows your attorney to build a case on the facts, from preparing your statement to collecting evidence. The Husband and Wife Law Team at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C., will work hard to ensure that our clients who were injured by the negligence of another person receive compensation for both personal and property damages. If you’ve been injured in a collision, call us today for a free consultation.