Across Americas three million miles of roadways there is an average of over six million auto accidents each year. This is in part due to the carelessness of drivers and putting themselves in harms way. In Phoenix, Arizona we a high amount of traffic from both residence and people traveling through our state, which adds to the congestion, thus adding to an increase in careless driving accidents.
Many times careless driving will be confused with reckless driving, although similar, there are many differences between the two. Of course, the American dictionary does recognize carelessness in the definition of reckless, whoever, legally reckless driving must include wanton disregard. This simply means that an individual is held to a higher standard for recklessness, then carelessness.
Careless is best described as failing to operate your vehicle in a careful manner, causing a situation that puts other in a certain degree of danger. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in an automobile accident as a result of a careless driver, the victim may be entitled an opportunity to receive compensation for their losses and damage including; medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and property damage.
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Careless Driving in Phoenix
In the beautiful Phoenix, Arizona careless driving is abundant, due to the large amounts of tourists, beautiful scenery, and a number of other factors. Unfortunately, these violations put other drivers and pedestrians in extreme danger. While these accidents are simple to avoid, police continue to issue tickets day after day.
Some signs of a careless driver include:
- Not yielding the right of way
- Changing lanes incorrectly
- Passing incorrectly
- Abandoning the scene of an accident
- Running a red light
- Excessive speeding
In most cases police will use the careless driving statute to issue drivers citations when the violation does not apply to any other area. Our laws clearly state that a driver must have endangered the life, limb, or property of another individual in order to be considered a careless driver. To obtain more information about careless driving or to speak with one of our attorneys, complete the Free Case Review form on this page, its easy!
Careless Driving Injuries
It is rather common for an individual to suffer injuries after being involved in an accident caused by a careless driver. Of course, the severity of the injury is directly correlated with the circumstances of the auto accident. These circumstances can consist of the signs of a carless driver listed in the previous section on this page.
Some common injuries associated with careless driving include:
- Injuries to the neck and back
- Broken bones
- Concussion injuries
- Dislocated joints
- Injuries to the passengers
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Injuries to the wrist
Although these accidents are often avoidable by maintaining full attention and being a defensive driver, sometimes there is simply nothing we can do. However, it is recommended to report an accident as soon as it occurs and have an examination by medical professionals to assure there are no injuries.
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Contact An Experienced Phoenix Auto Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an automobile accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your losses. In some cases, if you have lost a loved one, it could result in a wrongful death lawsuit. By speaking with a knowledgeable attorney, you may discover you are eligible to receive compensation for losses and damages that were incurred by the accident.
At Phillips Law Group, we are dedicated to protect the rights of all Arizona residents, and have a rich history of helping individuals, just like you, obtain the MAXIMIM compensation benefits which you may be entitled to receive.
With our headquarters in Phoenix, we are licensed to serve the entire state of Arizona including:
- Paradise Valley
- Sun City
- El Mirage
- Sun City West
- Fountain Hills
To gather more information on how our Phoenix car crash attorneys can help you in your time of need, or to schedule a free no-obligation consultation, contact us at 1-800-JUSTICE and a member of our intake team with obtain information regarding your auto accident and refer you to one of our highly qualified attorneys.
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