At the Knapp & Roberts law firm, our Phoenix car accident lawyers focus their efforts and resources on helping injured people and the families who have been seriously injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents.
As evidenced in the graph above, Arizona is one of the deadlier states in the U.S. when it comes to car accident fatalities. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Arizona had 962 car accident deaths in 2016 – making it the 14th deadliest state in the country in terms of total fatalities.
While most think car accidents are a result of drunk driving in Arizona, there are many other types of accidents that pose a higher risk. Below is a breakdown, comparing the injuries and fatalities of various types of car accidents in 2013 from the Department of Transportation.
|Type of Accident||Injured||Killed|
|Alcohol Related Accidents||3,480||262|
|Speed Related Accidents||19,015||226|
|Drivers Under 24 Years||7,718||92|
Infrastructure may play another role in car accidents. Nationwide, Arizona had the 13th highest amount of traffic fatalities in 2008. In 2006, an average of 3 people died on Arizona roads every day, and in Phoenix alone, 540 pedestrians were injured and 51 killed.
A combination of less than ideal road conditions and design, traffic density, irresponsible driving and pedestrian habits resulted in 23,698 Arizona car accidents last year. While that number is the lowest it’s been since 2000, Arizona still has significant room for improvement.
Roads and their conditions are variable. The best bet to ensure road safety is for drivers and pedestrians to know and follow the laws of the road, an option that is always in their control. When roads are noticeably damaged or the weather and time of day worsen driving conditions, more caution should be used than usual and in-car distractions reduced as much as possible.
Arizona government and organizations have taken notice of the road dangers and are working towards positive change. For example, the Governor’s Traffic Safety Advisory Council supports the Arizona Strategic Highway Safety Plan. The project started in 2005 and aims to reduce the number of Arizona traffic fatalities. By the year 2012, its goal is to see a 12 percent drop in that number compared to 2007.
The car was totaled. You or your loved one suffered serious injuries. Lost wages are involved as well as extensive medical care and treatment. There are so many different accidents that require a skilled attorney. Here are some situations to consider:
A serious automobile accident often has extraordinary consequences. Talk to a Phoenix car accident attorney at the Knapp & Roberts law firm about what you need to do to recover for your damages. Knapp & Roberts also assists those who have suffered injuries in Phoenix motorcycle accidents as well as various truck accidents, so all of your needs can be met with this firm.
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The personal injury attorneys in Phoenix, Arizona at Knapp & Roberts have the compassion and trial lawyer skills to tell your story to a jury. We will get to know you and your family so that we can help the jury understand what has happened to you and your family and how it has changed your lives. Obtain the compensation necessary for the injuries and losses you have suffered.