Phoenix Car Accident Statistics Provide Valuable Insight
Government agencies on all levels perform studies and gather facts that are designed to provide the public with important information. This is especially true when it comes to traffic accidents, and the local government has recently released its 2009 statistics with regards to Phoenix car accidents. These statistics will hopefully be put to good use so that those who drive in and around Phoenix regularly can avoid the dangers that so many others have faced in recent years.
According to the statistics released, more than 30 people were injured every day during 2009 in Phoenix car accidents. In addition, almost half of all Phoenix car accidents occurred during the evening or twilight hours, and nearly one-fifth of all Phoenix car accidents involved a driver at-fault who was between the ages of 14 and 21.
Additional Phoenix Car Accident Statistics
In addition to the Phoenix car accident statistics listed above, 36 pedestrians were killed and another 482 were injured after collisions with motor vehicles and 9 bicyclists were killed and another 423 were injured after crashing with a motor vehicle. In short, it was a dangerous year to be in Phoenix if you were riding a bicycle or traveling on foot. However, overall Phoenix car accidents declined by 14 percent when compared to 2008, and the number of collisions has fallen every year since 2006.
While all these statistics may seem somewhat unimportant to some, the fact of the matter is that these statistics show that every year, thousands of people are injured in Phoenix car accidents. If someone who is injured files an Arizona personal injury lawsuit against an at-fault driver and the claim is successful, that injured person could be awarded damages that compensate for medical costs, lost income and pain and suffering.
If you or someone you love has been harmed in a crash, you need to seek the help of Phoenix car accident 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.