As commercial activity and traffic have picked up this year with the reopening and resumption of economic activity to nearly pre-pandemic levels, the consequences of speeding and other reckless driving habits are becoming more serious. According to a recent news report, a woman was killed recently in a head-on accident in Maricopa County, in which speeding appeared to be a factor.
According to the article discussing the crash, the driver of a Nissan Titan pickup truck was traveling northbound on 91st Avenue in Tolleson when he veered into the southbound lanes and hit another vehicle on the passenger side. The drivers of both vehicles were hospitalized with serious injuries. A passenger from one of the vehicles, a 29-year-old woman who was visiting from out of state, was killed in the crash.
Drivers who choose to speed are more likely to be involved in any kind of traffic accident, and accidents involving speeding drivers are more likely to result in serious injury or death. Posted speed limits are determined specifically for each road in which they are posted, and they are designed to be followed at all times. If a speeding driver fails to maintain control of their vehicle and causes a head-on collision or other accident, they may be subject to civil, criminal, and administrative liability for their conduct. A speeding driver could be charged with reckless driving, assault, or even manslaughter after a fatal accident. Speeders routinely have their driver’s licenses or other professional licenses suspended or revoked after serious accidents as well.
Civil liability for injuries or death caused by a speeding or otherwise negligent driver is determined by Arizona tort law. A person acting negligently, whose negligence is the proximate cause of injury to another, is liable for the damages caused by their actions. A victim of an accident involving a speeding driver can pursue a claim against the driver (through their liability insurance company) to recover damages. With the help of a qualified Arizona accident attorney, accident victims can expect to receive damage for medical bills, lost wages, permanent disability costs, as well as pain and suffering. Insurance companies often try to lowball accident victims and get them to accept a settlement before the extent of the damages is known, but with an experienced attorney by their side, accident victims should expect to receive the compensation that they are due.
Legal Representation for a Car Accident Claim
If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in a head-on collision or another type of car accident, the Arizona car accident attorneys at Abels & Annes, P.C. can help you pursue your claim. Our attorneys have years of experience representing clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases. With the help of our dedicated legal team, you can be confident that your case will be handled properly so that you can move through the recovery process with peace of mind. To schedule a free consultation and to talk to one of our attorneys, call us today at 855-749-5299.