A 10-year-old boy was killed in a Phoenix car accident, which, according to the police report, involved a hit-and-run driver. An AZFamily.com article reported that the fatal pedestrian accident occurred on 19th Street near Glendale Avenue in Phoenix. The young victim was crossing the road when he was struck by a pickup truck that did not stop after the collision. The boy was killed in the crash. Officials are looking for the pickup truck and its driver.
Leaving the scene of a car accident is illegal under Arizona law. Arizona Statute 39:4-129 states: “The driver of any vehicle, knowingly involved in an accident resulting in injury or death to any person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close thereto as possible but shall then forthwith return to and in every event shall remain at the scene.”
The family of someone killed in a Phoenix hit-and-run accident may have difficulty pursuing compensation for their losses, specifically because the driver who caused the crash may not have been located or identified. When the at-fault driver is not found, the family may still be able to pursue compensation for their loss by dealing directly with their own insurance company, especially if they have uninsured motorist coverage. A skilled Arizona personal injury attorney will know how to handle such a claim. Families may be able to obtain compensation for medical and funeral expenses, as well as other damages.
The Phoenix hit-and-run car accident lawyers at the Breyer Law Offices P.C. have successfully protected the rights of auto accident victims and their families in Arizona. Our experienced Arizona wrongful death attorneys have also recovered significant compensation for victims’ families in cases where negligence or wrongdoing was involved. If you have lost a loved one in a Phoenix car accident, please contact us 602-978-6400 for a free consultation.
Police have arrested a 25-year-old man in connection with a fatal pedestrian accident that killed a prominent Paradise Valley plastic surgeon. According to a news report in The Arizona Republic, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred on Invergordon Road in Paradise Valley on November 2, 2010. The 62-year-old man was walking when a BMW crashed into him and another vehicle. The 25-year-old driver responsible for the fatal pedestrian accident was arrested for being under the influence of heroin and methamphetamines. Four months after the fatal crash, the driver has been arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder.
It is extremely common for investigations following a fatal Arizona car accident to take several weeks or even months. Although the investigation may not be complete immediately after the crash, it would be in the best interest of the victim’s family to contact an experienced Arizona personal injury lawyer, who will stay on top of the official investigation and ensure that their legal rights are protected.
In cases where negligence is involved, families of deceased victims can file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party. Such claims, filed by immediate family members, seek compensation for medical and funeral expenses, lost future income, loss of companionship, loss of consortium and other damages.
The Phoenix wrongful death attorneys at Breyer Law Offices PC offer their deepest condolences to anyone who has lost a loved one in a fatal Arizona crash. If you need more information about pursuing your legal rights, please contact us at 602-978-6400 for a no-cost consultation.
A 29-year-old man was killed in a Mesa car accident when he was partially ejected from the vehicle in which he was a passenger. According to a news report in The Arizona Republic, the fatal car accident occurred on Interstate 60 at Alma School Road in Mesa. A 21-year-old woman was attempting to exit the highway in her 2008 Toyota pickup when it collided with a 2000 Chevrolet van driven by a 29-year-old woman from Mesa. The van continued on into a concrete barrier and the male passenger was fatally injured. Both female drivers suffered non life-threatening injuries. The investigation into the crash is ongoing.
According to City-Data.com, there were 20 fatal Mesa car accidents resulting in 22 deaths in the year 2009. Whenever someone is killed in a fatal Arizona auto accident, authorities will conduct an investigation to determine who was at fault for the collision. It is crucial to determine fault for a collision because in Arizona, the insurer of the at-fault party is responsible for the damages suffered in the crash.
It is time to retain the services of an experienced Mesa personal injury lawyer, if during this process of filing a claim, it becomes clear that the insurance company will either deny your claim or offer an inadequate settlement. In many cases, it can be advantageous to have an attorney on your side who will fight for your rights and look out for your best interests.
The experienced Mesa wrongful death attorneys at Breyer Law Offices P.C. help the families of fatally injured victims receive fair compensation for their losses. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Mesa car accident or if you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another driver, please contact us at 480-753-4534 for a free, comprehensive and completely confidential consultation.