A 22-year-old woman was killed last week in a two-vehicle rollover crash on the Interstate 17 frontage road. Police say that a Nissan Altima and a Volkswagen Passat collided. Both of the vehicles broke through a chain-link fence and obstructed the southbound emergency lane on I-17.

Unfortunately, the driver of the Volkswagen died at the scene after being ejected from the vehicle.

While the reason for the crash has not yet been determined, police have not ruled out alcohol impairment.

We know that accidents like this are all too common in and around Phoenix. Do you know what to do if you are involved in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence?

If you need a Phoenix car accident attorney, contact Lorona Mead today. Our experienced team will work with you to get the compensation you deserve.

The Numbers

For the latest reporting year in Arizona, there were a total of 127,064 total accidents in the state. Out of those:

  • There were 55,474 injuries
  • There were 1,000 fatalities

When it comes to why these accidents occur, alcohol continues to play a large role in Arizona accidents. They were 2,854 alcohol-related crashes, 286 of which were fatal. Those who make the choice to drive impaired are a danger to everyone around them.

Distracted drivers are a major concern, and this will continue to be a problem until people realize how dangerous if is to watch a screen instead of the roadway.

22,158 people were injured in speed-related incidents, which shows us that driver carelessness continues to be a problem. In fact, driving too fast for conditions was the most common driver violation for the latest reporting year.

The Injuries

Car accidents have two consequences – property damage and personal injuries. While vehicles can be fixed, the injuries can leave long-lasting impacts.

While most vehicle accident injuries are minor, there are times when more severe injuries occur. These can include:

The cost of these injuries can add up quickly. Medical bills will start rolling in and there may be other costs, especially if you cannot work while you heal from your injuries.

Will your insurance cover all of the bills?

What if you need long-term care?

Many car accident injuries leave victims with short or long-term disabilities. Caring for these types of injuries can become incredibly costly.

What You Can Do

If you have been injured in a vehicle accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence or carelessness, then you need to contact an attorney. At Lorona Mead, we want you to get the compensation you deserve for all of your accident-related expenses. We know that your primary focus needs to be healing from your injuries, so let us handle insurance companies and other parties. When you need a car accident attorney in Phoenix, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 602-554-0006 .