As experienced Phoenix car accident attorneys, we were taken aback by the results of a serious crash that happened on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, according to news reports from KPHO. The crash happened Wednesday morning on Van Buren Road near 20th Avenue when a young boy was struck by a car. The other child was not injured. The driver of the vehicle that hit the boy reportedly attempted to swerve around the children but was unable to avoid hitting the one child. The young boy was taken to the emergency room in critical condition; however, he is now stable and his injuries are not life-threatening. We hope that this young boy recovers from his injuries and that his family is coping well.
The fact that the driver hit the boy and fled the scene does not bode well for the driver. People should remember that hitting someone by accident is an accident possibly, but leaving the scene is an intentional action that can be criminal as well as civil.
Phoenix Traffic Collision and Child Injury Statistics
Every year, there are more than 29,060 reported Phoenix traffic collisions, according to recent reports by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). More than 9,700 of the accidents result in injuries to more than 15,050 involved individuals, many of them to young children. Statewide, children under the age of 14 are frequently involved in car accidents as passengers, pedestrians, and bicycle riders. Recent reports indicate that children account for as many as 30 or more fatalities and nearly 4,000 serious injuries every year. Young boys in this age group are more likely to be involved in car accidents than young girls, according to statistics.
Why Call a Phoenix Traffic Collision Attorney
The young boy who was hurt in this Phoenix hit and run car accident may need extensive and expensive medical care, and a skilled Phoenix traffic collision attorney may be able to help his family get the help they need to afford his care. The Husband and Wife Law Team would assist the family in getting a fair settlement from the driver who struck the young boy. We would do everything in our power to negotiate a settlement that would include compensation to take care of the costs of medical care, the parents’ unpaid time off work to care for their son, and additional expenses resulting from the accident. For hit and run car accidents, it may be that the driver is subject to punitive damages as well. If your child was hit by a motorist, we may be able to help you get justice. Call the attorneys at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. today.