Despite our many years of experience as Arizona car accident attorneys, we are still shocked when we hear about car crashes caused by driver impairment, such as the possibly driver-impaired, one-car collision that occurred on the evening of February 29, in Jerome, according to the Verde Independent. The crash occurred when a small car carrying two women began to swerve and then crashed into the rock-faced wall along State Road 89A. After the initial impact, the car continued forward and flipped over twice. The passenger was thrown from the vehicle. She was taken to the hospital by life-flight helicopter. Her current condition is unknown.
As a result of the rollover, the driver became trapped in the vehicle. Emergency crews used the Jaws of Life to free the victim and she was treated for minor to moderate injuries. Initial reports on the incident indicate that alcohol may have played a role in the crash. Our thoughts are with the passenger and her family, and we hope that she heals well.
Jerome Car Accident One of Few in City Each Year, Still Serious
This Jerome car accident was one of less than 10 collisions that occur each year in the city, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). However, it is one of nearly 9,500 accidents in the state caused each year by possible impaired driving. According to ADOT, more than 56 percent of these impaired driving accidents in Arizona each year are alcohol related.
How Can an Experienced Car Accident Attorney Help?
As an important follow-up to this Jerome car accident, the victims should contact an experienced personal injury attorney who understands the law and has worked on these types of cases before. The attorneys at Breyer Law, P.C. will help you prepare your statement, collect evidence, and will do everything we can to ensure you receive a suitable settlement, including arbitration or litigation if necessary. If you’ve been injured in an accident, don’t let big insurance companies push you around. Call the Husband and Wife Law Team today for a free consultation and to see if you have a case.