2011 Crash Facts – AzDOT
- 103,423 total Arizona vehicle crashes
- 754 fatal crashes in Arizona
- 33,030 crashes involving serious injury
- Of all fatal accidents, 60% involved multiple vehicles and 32% involved alcohol
- The most common driver violation is speed too fast for conditions
- Approximately 2.26 persons were killed each day
- One person was killed every 10.63 hours
- There were 135.66 persons injured every day
- One person was injured every 10.61 minute
- Motor vehicle crashes resulted in $2.893 billion in economic losses to Arizona
Ariano & Associates, PLLC
The squealing of times, the breaking of glass, the crunching of metal – these are sounds all too familiar if you have recently been in an auto accident. What victims do not realize is that the aftermath of an accident – the days, the months – can be just as scary.
Medical bills and time of work are two of many examples of how an accident can impact your life. The good news is that help is available. The car accident attorneys at Ariano & Associates, PLLC help car accident victims obtain the compensation they deserve.
There are over 100,000 vehicular accidents every year in Arizona. Unfortunately, many accident victims never receive the compensation they deserve for their accident. Don’t let yourself become one of the statistics.
Our firm is proud to offer free consultations for all accident victims. This means that you can obtain quality legal advice, without any upfront costs. In addition, we believe that accident victims deserve their awarded compensation and therefore offer discount contingency fees.
If you have been in an Arizona automobile accident and believe that another party is at fault, don’t hesitate to contact the experienced local accident attorneys at Ariano & Associates, PLLC to learn more about obtaining the compensation you deserve.
The steps that you take immediately following an accident may influence the outcome of your personal injury case. If you ever find yourself involved in vehicular accident, remember the following:
Alert the Police: First dial 911 and report the accident to emergency dispatch. Inform them of all passengers and other vehicles involved. Try to take a deep breath and follow any instructions they give you.
Call for Medical Help: If you are injured, seek medical attention. Don’t be tempted to ‘tough it out’ and decline medical treatment. Keep complete documentation of all medical care received, including follow-up
Create a Police Report: Ensure the local police department generates an accurate police report, and that it contains your provided statement. Don’t admit fault on your part. Take a copy of this report for your records.
Information Exchange: Obtain an information exchange car that contains the contact and insurance information of all parties involved. Be sure to record the name and badge number of all police officers handling the case.
Document Your Surroundings: Assuming that it is safe to do so, take as many pictures of the accident and surrounding area as possible. Focus on anything that may have lead to the accident.
Educate Yourself: Consult with an experienced accident attorney to learn more about the traffic laws in place at the time of your accident. An attorney can review the facts of your case to determine whether you are entitled to compensation.
Never Admit Fault: Remember that any statement you make may be used against you by an opposing party at a later time. Do not hypothesize as to the cause of the accident or admit that you might be to blame.
Talk with an Attorney: Contact a car accident lawyer from Ariano & Associates, PLLC to discuss the details of your case prior to giving any statement to an insurance carrier or agreeing to a settlement.