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Why Hire a Scottsdale Car Accident Lawyer

Car accidents in Scottsdale, Arizona result in many injuries and deaths each year, despite great driving conditions of the region. Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) recently published the 2015 Arizona Crash Facts Summary, which reported for 2015:

  • There were 116,609 reported car crashes in Arizona
  • 811 Arizona auto accidents were fatal
  • 36,139 Arizona car accidents resulted in injuries
  • 94,404 of these Arizona car accidents occurred in urban areas like Scottsdale
  • 4,941 Arizona car accidents involved drunk driving
  • There were 6.33 percent more Arizona car accidents in 2015 than in 2014

Maricopa County was the location for about 85,269 car accidents in 2015, with about four percent of the fatal accidents occurring in Scottsdale. Almost 59,000 car accidents in the county caused property damage and 25,933 caused injuries. 38,569 people were injured in Scottsdale car accidents and those in the rest of Maricopa County combined.

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Below are traffic accident statistics for the city of Scottsdale:

  • 4,013 auto accidents
  • 1,873 people were injured in 1,294 wrecks
  • 2,705 people suffered property damage only
  • There were 14 fatal car accidents
  • 209 accidents were due to driving under the influence of alcohol
  • Drunk driving car accidents killed three people and injured 124

Fatalities from car accidents increased from 2013 to 2014. Below are some statistics showing how drivers were affected in the city during these two years:

  • 15 people died in 2014, whereas 11 died in 2013
  • In both 2013 and 2014, there were 19 fatal car accidents per year
  • In 2014, five accidents with fatalities involved drunk drivers, whereas only three drunk driving accidents occurred in 2013
  • Five pedestrians were killed by cars in 2014, but only one pedestrian was killed in 2013

Scottsdale Auto Accidents Occur Throughout Each Day

No one likes to believe they may be in a car accident on any given day when they get behind the wheel. But car accidents do frequently happen and drivers are vulnerable on city roads, whether they are attentive and law-abiding or not. A car accident is likely to happen to you, possibly involving injuries, extensive property damage and maybe even fatalities.

It is certainly hoped that if you are in a car accident that you and your passengers do not suffer serious damages, injury or fatalities. But such damages are common to the vast majority of those involved in wrecks.

Where Fatal Scottsdale Car Accidents Have Occured

Auto accidents have resulted in measures being taken by the city to slow drivers down and encourage them to pay better attention while driving.

Locations where the greatest number of fatal car accidents occurred in 2014 include:

  • Scottsdale Road, where a drunk driving accident occurred in March 2014 involving one vehicle carrying 4 passengers, two of whom were killed
  • On Pima Road in March 2014, resulting in the death of a pedestrian who was struck by one vehicle
  • Butherus Drive at 73rd Place, where a drunk driving accident of two vehicles killed one person in March 2014
  • Scottsdale Road in March 2014, with a pedestrian being fatally injured by one vehicle
  • Camelback Road in April 2014, resulting in one pedestrian being killed by a vehicle
  • In May 2014 on Thomas Road at Scottsdale Road, with one pedestrian being killed
  • On August 2, 2014 a drunk driver killed 3 people in a one-vehicle accident at 4:20 in the afternoon on Rio Verde Drive
  • In May on SR 87 a drunk driving accident killed one person
  • Scottsdale Road at Bellview Street in June 2014 a drunk driver killed one pedestrian
  • Camelback Road at 64th Street in August 2014 a two vehicle accident killed one person
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd in October 2014 a two vehicle accident killed on person
  • In October 2014 on Scottsdale Road a four vehicle accident killed one person

Worse Days for Car Accidents to Occur

Approximately 143 car accidents with fatalities have collectively occurred on Saturdays in the urban area since 1994, with about 161 accidents with fatalities having occurred on Sundays and 151 on Mondays. The safest day of the week for drivers is Wednesday.  January and February are the safest months to be on the city’s roads, with fewer collisions with fatalities occurring during these months. March is historically the most dangerous month for car accidents in Scottsdale, with 66 deaths occurring in that month since 1994.

Auto Accident Injuries and Deaths

Fatal car accidents involving drunk drivers occur in Scottsdale according to Arizona statewide average, with about 2.2 drunk driving accidents with fatalities per 100,000 people in 2014. But overall, there are 25 percent fewer fatalities per 100,000 people due to other types of car accidents, versus the state average for the same non-drunk driver accidents.  About 30 percent fewer pedestrian fatality car accidents happen in Scottsdale, versus the rest of the state.

Throughout Arizona, most fatal auto accidents and those with the most severe injuries occur during clear weather conditions. Ten times more injuries and five times more fatalities occur in good weather than on cloudy days. Straight roads account for almost nine times more deaths than curved roads. Car accidents in general and those involving fatalities are more likely to happen at 4:00 p.m. than at other times of day.

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When a Scottsdale Car Accident Occurs

When an accident occurs, there are many things happening at once and the circumstances may even be confusing. You may immediately suffer from injuries. But when you are involved in a car accident, try to remember what to do after an accident:

  • Note the accident time and date
  • Log the weather and other outdoor conditions
  • Keep copies of accident records
  • Take down witness information and statements
  • Maintain records of your insurance declarations
  • Write a few notes how the accident occurred and associated events
  • Call a Scottsdale injury attorney as soon as possible, even while you are at the scene
  • Remember it is best to call your auto accident attorney BEFORE signing anything from the insurance company
  • Know that insurance companies will try to compensate you for less than you are able to receive for your injuries and damages
  • Do not provide recorded statements for any insurance companies before talking to Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law Accident Law
  • Do not feel rushed to decide whether to accept insurance offers

Getting Help When You Are in an Auto Accident

When you are in a Scottsdale auto accident, you will likely suffer expensive medical costs and property damages. For your financial future and to help you deal with expenses, it is important that you are able to recover the maximum amount of compensation possible for your injuries and damages, as the accident’s associated costs will likely affect you for years to come. Your experienced personal injury and car accident lawyer will ensure you received the compensation you deserve.

When talking to a law firm about your auto accident case, it is important that you get help and advice that will provide the best results. For your auto accident, Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law Accident Law will provide a Free Case Review. Our highly experienced auto accident lawyers will guide you through common issues such as:

  • Determination of fault
  • Insurance company dealings and claims
  • Gaining compensation for personal injury
  • Government liability
  • Property damage
  • Structured settlements

Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law Accident Law attorneys are knowledgeable and fully experienced in Arizona state laws. They will ensure your claim is properly valued according to the injuries and damages you suffered in your auto accident.

Experienced Scottsdale Car Accident Lawyer Working Hard for Your Rights

The Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law team personal injury attorneys are experienced in dealing with all types of auto accidents, and handle these types of accident cases each year:

  • Single vehicles
  • Multiple vehicles
  • Semi-trucks
  • Bicycles
  • Motorcycles
  • Pedestrians
  • ATVs
  • Other accidents

Car Accident Injury Compensation You May Expect

When you are the victim of a Scottsdale auto accident, there is likely someone at fault. Negligence may even exist in manufacturing of vehicles, parts or other issues related to the wreck. In most car accidents, someone is responsible for damages and injury compensation. The following types of compensation may be provided:

  • Hospital bills
  • Prescription and over-the-counter medication
  • Accident-related medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation for injuries
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Lost income
  • Property damage
  • Auto rental
  • Towing
  • Other damages

Arizona statutes of limitations often affect accident claims. This means that you may only have between six months and two years to file your case. Your Scottsdale car accident lawyer can provide details of the applicable statutes of limitations. But it is critical that you contact an experienced auto accident and personal injury attorney at Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law Accident Law as soon after your accident as possible.

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Contact Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law Accident Law for Experienced Auto Accident Lawyer Review of Your Case

Suffering a car accident with injuries is intimidating and stressful. The personal injury attorneys of Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law Accident Law have experience in gaining compensation for victims of auto accidents and will use that experience for your case. Our attorneys know Arizona car accident laws and personal injury laws and how they can affect your compensation.

Unless we settle or win your car accident case, you are not responsible for any fees. Call Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law Accident Law now at 602-691-7278 for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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