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Kingman Rollover Crash Results in Two Deaths

By Breyer Law Offices on January 25, 2012 - Comments off

The law team at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. was sorry to hear about the deaths of two people on January 10 caused by a rollover accident that happened on I-40 near Kingman before 2 p.m., according to a news report published in The Tucson Citizen. Three people were riding in a van that was pulling a trailer when the vehicle rolled over, leaving two dead and one injured. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims during this difficult time, and we wish the remaining victim a quick and full recovery.

Police are unclear on exactly what happened to cause this crash. We often see rollovers caused when drivers have to swerve to avoid something or when a vehicle is impacted by another vehicle. This Arizona rollover accident could have occurred because debris was in the road, animals were running across the road, other cars straying out of their designated lanes, unsafe lane passing, and more. Cases like this deserve proper and thorough investigation to find out exactly what happened. Read the rest »

 

Tucson Rear-End Car Accident Results in Death

By Breyer Law Offices on January 18, 2012 - Comments off

The Husband and Wife Law Team at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. was sorry to hear about one man’s death after a rear-end collision on January 3. The accident occurred near the intersection of East Roger Road and North First Avenue, according to news reports by Fox 10, when a 63-year-old man rear-ended the car of a 51-year-old woman. He was taken to a hospital where he died. Our condolences go out to the man’s family at this difficult time.

What Caused This Tucson Car Accident?

As car accident lawyers, we know that rear-end collisions can be very dangerous and even deadly, as is the case in this Tucson fatal car crash. Police are unsure about what caused the crash, although we have seen many cases caused by cars that stop too suddenly, cars that stop at green lights instead of proceeding straight through, and more. Read the rest »

 

Phoenix Pedestrian Accident: Police Trying To ID Man

By Breyer Law Offices on January 16, 2012 - Comments off

As Phoenix wrongful death pedestrian accident attorneys, we were sorry to hear about a man killed Saturday, December 31, 2011 as he attempted to cross a street in south Phoenix, according to news reports from Fox 10. The man was between the ages of 40 and 50 and was hit on Southern Avenue, east of 19th Avenue. The driver of the car that hit him was a 55-year-old man who didn’t appear to be impaired. The accident happened around 7:30 p.m. Anyone with any information should call (602) 262-6141. Our deepest condolences go out to the man’s family, and we hope police identify him quickly.

Causes of This Phoenix Pedestrian Accident

As Phoenix pedestrian accident lawyers, we want to stress just how important it is to cross at crosswalks and obey all traffic and safety rules. The man killed in this accident was crossing mid-block, and it is possible that the driver of the car did not see him. Read the rest »

 

Mesa Auto Accident Results in Death of Man on Scooter

By Breyer Law Offices on January 11, 2012 - Comments off

As Mesa wrongful death attorneys, we were very sorry to hear of the death of a man as he rode his mobility scooter across the street near Fiesta Mall in Mesa on January 4, according to AZ Central. A Ford Mustang convertible hit him at about 9:45 a.m. on Southern Avenue. New reports have said he was not in a crosswalk when the vehicle struck him. Many people think that if they cross outside of a designated crosswalk, they don’t have a case, however, this is not always true. Our thoughts and condolences are with the man’s family at this time.

Causes of This Mesa Car Accident

Police are unsure of what caused this fatal car accident in Arizona. It is possible that there were many different factors at play, such as a distracted driver, speeding, or more. Currently, police have ruled out impairment. If the oncoming driver was distracted by a cell phone, a passenger in his car, putting the convertible top down on his car, or other factors, he could still be at fault. Also, if the driver was speeding or making an unsafe lane change, he may be at fault as well. A case like this deserves professional investigation to determine exactly what happened. Read the rest »

 

Prescott Valley Car Accident Kills NAU Student

By Breyer Law Offices on January 4, 2012 - Comments off

As Arizona fatal car accident attorneys, we were shocked and saddened to hear about a 20-year-old Northern Arizona University student’s death in a Prescott Valley car accident on Christmas Eve, December 24. It occurred at 3:20 a.m., according to a report in Fox 10. The student and his passenger were not wearing seatbelts. While the passenger was able to walk away with minor injuries, the driver died at the hospital after being airlifted to Phoenix. Our deepest condolences go out to the driver’s family.

Causes of This Prescott Valley Car Accident

Police say that alcohol may have played a role in this Arizona fatal rollover auto accident and plan to test the driver’s blood. They also say that the driver most likely would have survived if he had been wearing a seatbelt, and that it is a shock that the passenger wasn’t thrown from the car after it rolled several times – especially since he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt either. Still, many car accidents happen and regardless of whether the person was wearing a seatbelt, the car accident is still not their fault. Just because you are not wearing your seatbelt in a car accident does not mean you are not entitled to an injury claim. Read the rest »

 

Mesa Rollover Accident Proves Fatal

By Breyer Law Offices on December 15, 2011 - Comments off

As Mesa rollover accident attorneys, we were saddened to learn about one woman’s death on Monday, December 12, 2011 at 5 a.m. after her car rolled over on the Loop 202 freeway, according to a report in Fox 10. The car appeared to be the only car involved in the rollover accident, and the woman killed was a 23-year-old woman from Mesa. We want to express our deepest condolences to the woman’s family in this difficult time of grief.

Causes of This Mesa Rollover Accident

As rollover crash lawyers , we see a lot of rollover accidents that are caused when another driver swerves into the car and causes the driver to overcorrect. We also see rollover accidents caused by debris in the road. The debris, especially in the morning when it is still dark, can be hard to see and cause the driver to swerve too abruptly and roll over. Without a proper investigation, it is difficult to know exactly what happened in this Mesa rollover accident. Read the rest »

 

Man Pushing Shopping Cart Dies after Being Hit by Vehicle

By Breyer Law Offices on December 5, 2011 - Comments off

Mesa fatal pedestrian accident attorneys of Breyer Law Offices, P.C. are saddened by the passing of a 50-year-old man who died after being hit by a vehicle on the night of November 22. As reported by AZ Central, the car accident occurred around 10:15 p.m. when the victim was crossing along Alma School at Pecos Avenue with a shopping cart and was hit by a Nissan Frontier.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Investigation reveals that the driver of the Frontier was neither speeding nor impaired, though the victim may have been impaired when the crash happened.

We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the friends and relatives of the victim. Read the rest »

 

Mesa Pedestrian Accident Results in Death of 50-Year-Old Man

By Breyer Law Offices on November 29, 2011 - Comments off

As Mesa wrongful death attorneys, we were saddened to hear of the death of a 50-year-old man on November 21, according to reports from AZ Central. The man died after being hit by a car near Alma School and Guadalupe roads in Mesa around 10:15 p.m. He was pushing a shopping cart across the street when a Nissan Frontier struck him and was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time, and we want to express our deepest condolences for their loss.

Causes of This Mesa Pedestrian Accident

Police believe that the driver of the Nissan Frontier involved in the Arizona fatal pedestrian accident wasn’t speeding and wasn’t under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The roadway was dark, and as accident attorneys, we often see pedestrian accidents that occur because motorists couldn’t see pedestrians. It is possible that the city may hold some fault for this accident for not making sure that a busy street had adequate lighting. Read the rest »

 

Tucson Car Accident Kills Airman on ATV

By Breyer Law Offices on November 23, 2011 - Comments off

The Tucson wrongful death lawyers at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. were saddened to hear that a 34-year-old airman who was riding an ATV was killed when an SUV struck him on November 18. His passenger, a 22-year-old female, was critically hurt, according to reports from Fox 10. She was immediately flown to a trauma center.

The crash happened at 9:30 p.m. According to police, a Chevrolet Suburban pulled out of a parking lot and hit the ATV on Houghton Road. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ families, and we wish the female passenger a speedy recovery. We also wish to express our deepest condolences to the airman’s family. Read the rest »

 

Man Killed in Phoenix Pedestrian Car Accident

By Breyer Law Offices on November 15, 2011 - Comments off

An experienced Phoenix pedestrian car accident lawyer hears about accidents and there is always a shocking factor. In recent news, ABC15 has reported that a 51-year-old man was killed after he was struck by a pickup truck on October 30, 2011. Police say that the man was lying or sitting on McDowell Road near 42nd Street before he was struck. The man died on the scene. The investigation is still ongoing; however, police say that the man who was driving the pickup truck was not impaired. It appears that the man who was on the street was the one who was impaired.

Because of the nature of our work, we often see these kinds of incidents. We sincerely extend our condolences to the family of the victim.

Pedestrian Auto Accident Statistics for Phoenix

The number of motor vehicle accidents in Phoenix was 22,713 in 2009. This is actually a drop of 13% from 2008 to 2009. There were 525 collisions with pedestrians during the year, with 26.3% accounting for traffic fatalities. This translates to 36 people who were killed after being struck by vehicles. Read the rest »

 

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