Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Mar 10, 2011 in Auto Accidents
Arizona car accidents occur on a daily basis, and no one is immune to the harm they can cause. That's true even if you're a professional athlete, as we were all reminded of recently when Melvin Mora, an infielder for the Arizona Diamondbacks, was hit from behind in an Arizona rear-end collision and suffered what were described as minor injuries. This latest crash is yet another example that people never know when they may need the help of qualified Phoenix car accident attorneys.
According to reports, this Arizona rear-end collision took place on Monday near Phoenix when he was hit from behind by another driver. As a result of the injuries he suffered, Mora is being held out of spring training for a few days as a precaution. While it's unfortunate that the collision is preventing him from working on his job, it's also fortunate that the collision did not lead to worse damage or to more severe injuries. Rear-end collisions are not only extremely common, but they are extremely dangerous.
According to the state government, approximately 40,000 Arizona rear-end collisions occur somewhere in the state every year. This constitutes more than 45 percent of all Arizona car accidents that involve multiple vehicles. In addition, nearly 12,000 Arizona rear-end collisions occur every year, which means that approximately 1,000 of these types of collisions occur every month somewhere in the state. These numbers have also held at an extremely stable level in recent years.
Rear-end collisions can also lead to serious injuries, and some of the most common injuries resulting from rear-end collisions include:
Obviously, the head and neck are vulnerable when a vehicle is hit from behind.
The fact that Mora is missing time at work may not affect his income, but for many people who are injured badly enough to be unable to work, they will incur losses as a result of such a development. However, if someone who has been harmed in this manner decides to file an Arizona personal injury lawsuit, those losses could be recovered as well as medical costs and pain and suffering if such a lawsuit proves to be successful for a plaintiff.
If you or someone you love has been harmed in a collision, seek the help of Phoenix personal injury lawyers who have been holding those responsible for this type of harm accountable for many years. Contact the Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.
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