It is a tragedy that you hope you never have to experience. Last week, Phoenix police arrested a woman on suspicion of manslaughter and other charges in a car crash that killed one man and injured four other people.
Those people did not start their day thinking that something bad was going to happen to them. Neither did their families.
Unfortunately, when people make the choice to drink and drive, these kinds of things happen. Police say that 26-year-old Jacqueline Sayre crossed the center line of a street and hit a vehicle that was carrying the five people injured or killed.
So many lives altered and so many questions still unanswered. At Lorona Mead, we want to work with you when you need a car accident attorney in Phoenix.
There were nearly 5,000 alcohol related crashes in Arizona in 2017, a number that has been fairly steady over the last few years.
Out of those crashes, there were over 3,000 people injured and 320 people killed.
We know this – drinking and driving are dangerous and deadly.
You see, drunk drivers do not just pose a threat to other drivers and passengers on the roadway. They are a danger to ANYONE in or around the roadway, from motorcyclists to bicyclists and pedestrians.
Injuries from alcohol-related crashes can be worse than regular vehicle accidents because drunk drivers tend to not hit the brakes before impact. These high-speed accidents can mean major injuries for others.
Think about the following:
- Major lacerations
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Major internal organ damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Major head injuries
Medical interventions for some of these can end up costing hundreds of thousands of dollars. The first year care for a spinal cord injury can add up to over a million dollars.
If you need extended rehabilitation, the costs can become prohibitive for many people, especially if insurance does offer enough for long-term care.
What happens if you or a loved one are permanently disabled?
What if you cannot return to work and lose your income?
You may have all of these questions and more in the aftermath of a crash. We also want to bring this up – what about the person or people who continued to serve someone after they were visibly impaired? If a server or bartender keep supplying alcohol to someone and that person cause harm, they can be held liable as well.
What Happens Now
We know how difficult of a time this for you and your loved ones. If you have been injured in a car accident or have lost a loved one, you may have many questions about what to do now. When you need a Phoenix car accident attorney, we will work with you through your entire case. We know you need help with your accident-related expenses, especially if insurance does not offer enough. It is time to relax and let the professionals work for you. Call Lorona Mead today. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 602-388-1025.