As Arizona car accident attorneys, we know that unpredictable weather often plays a role in serious car crashes, as it did in a collision that took place Sunday, March 18th, 2012,according to the Verde Independent. The crash occurred when four vehicles collided with a semi truck approximately eight miles north of the Sedona Interchange. No reports have been issued on the exact cause of the accident or the order in which the vehicles were involved, but police have indicated that the unusual weather patterns and mix of heavy rains and snow storms were a contributing factor. One person involved was taken to the hospital for back injuries. Police have reported that all involved were wearing seatbelts and that this most likely contributed to the small number of injuries that resulted from the crash.
Lake Montezuma Car Accident Statistics
In such a small city, the news of a Lake Montezuma car accident is shocking. With a population hovering around 3,500 people, the news of a neighbor or friend being involved in a collision spreads quickly. Collisions in this area are so infrequent that the town has regularly been paired with larger areas such as Camp Verde on Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) reports. In 2010, ADOT recorded 3,118 collisions in Yavapai County resulting in injuries to 1,452 people. That same year, snow and rain were reported as contributing factors to more than 5,400 collisions statewide.
How an Arizona Car Accident Attorney Can Help
In a multi-vehicle collision like this Lake Montezuma car accident, proving fault can be a difficult task, but for the victims injured in this crash it will be essential in order to secure a settlement. A skilled personal injury attorney may be able to help. The attorneys at Breyer Law, P.C. would bring in experts to examine the evidence and reconstruct the scene of the accident in order to deduce the exact cause of the crash as well as to assign fault. By assigning fault, we would be able to negotiate settlements for the victims injured in this collision that would cover wages lost, damages to property, and the costs of medical care, as well as additional damages. If you have been injured in a collision and you need help with your injury claim, call Breyer Law Offices, P.C. now.