When a motorist is behaving recklessly or simply not focusing on the road, they are behaving negligently and endangering themselves and other drivers with their carelessness. There are a multitude of actions that negligent drivers can perform to create potential accident situations, though most often the motorist is unaware of the impact their recklessness can have.
One of the most common forms of negligent driving is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and in 2012 the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) cited 5,428 alcohol-related car accidents across the state, with 4,834 ending in serious injury and 355 fatalities.
Were you or a loved one injured because of a negligent driver in Arizona? If so, you could be entitled to compensation because of the pain and suffering you endured. At the offices of Phillips Law Group, we always fight for the MAXIMUM amount of compensation due to our clients, and we fight for the rights of auto accident injury victims.
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Types of Negligent Driving
Although the incidence of drunken driving is falling, traffic fatalities from distracted driving are on the rise, according to data from ADOT. The ways drivers can behave negligently vary from situation to situation, but there are a number of repeat actions that contribute to car accidents in Arizona.
The most common types of driver negligence include:
- Cognitive distractions
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failing to obey traffic signs and signals
- Failure to yield right-of-way
- Fatigued driving
- Improper use of turn signals
- Manual distractions
- Texting and driving
- Visual distractions
In 2012, ADOT reported that every day approximately 2.25 persons were killed in auto accidents, and that one person was killed every 10.65 hours. Negligent drivers run the risk of seriously injuring or killing those they are involved in accidents with, and unfortunately even the best defensive drivers cannot avoid an accident resulting from driver negligence altogether.
Injuries from Negligent Driving Accidents
Each auto accident will range in severity, and depending on where the victims are within the vehicle, the injuries they sustain will vary.
Common injuries associated with accidents involving negligent drivers are:
- Airbag injuries
- Facial disfigurement
- Fractured ribs
- Loss of limb, or amputation
- Seatbelt injuries
- Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Wrist injuries
Arizona auto accidents resulted in 3,604 injuries to children under the age of 14, and as younger drivers become more distracted with smart phones and portable electronic devices, the number of injuries to Arizona youth could increase.
Contact a skilled auto accident litigator today if you or someone you care about were injured because of another drivers negligence. Dont suffer in silence the compensation you could earn from a successful verdict or settlement can help cover medical expenses and lost wages from your accident.
Our Arizona Negligent Driving Litigators Will Fight for Your Rights
At Phillips Law Group we are determined to help injury victims fight for their right to fair and just compensation. For years we have provided comprehensive legal counsel to those in the Phoenix, Arizona area.
We are also proud to represent those affected by a collision in the surrounding Phoenix area including:
- Lake Havasu City
and many more surrounding towns and cities.
To find out how we may be able to help you with your claim, contact us at (800) 706-3000. One of the competent members of our intake staff will connect you with one of our lawyers best suited in handling your claim after a few preliminary questions. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call.
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