PHOENIX - A new report from the Phoenix Street Transportation Department lists the most accident-prone streets in Phoenix:
East McDowell Road and West Indian School Road
Citywide, there were 136 fatalities due to collisions. However, the total number of accidents is the lowest it has been in 20 years. Collisions with pedestrians and bicycle accidents have also dropped. There are numerous explanations.
There can be many reasons why these streets in Phoenix are most accident prone. One of the biggest reasons is usually due to the amount of vehicles that are on the road at any given time on these specific streets. Phoenix is a “commuter city”, That means, simply, that we have to driver everywhere we want to go.
Pickup the kids from school? 15 minutes away.
Go to the store? 10 minutes away.
To work? 25 minutes away.
We do not have much of a public transit system. The are working to improve it (buses, light rail), but Phoenix is sooo big, that they do not yet have the coverage for all areas. Hence, we have cars and we drive to where we need to go. Hence, a lot of cars on the road. Hence, a lot of collisions.
No one want to be involved in a motor vehicle collision (despite what insurance companies want you to believe). Likewise, when people do fall prey, they are generally not looking to get rich. They want their car repaired. They want their medical bills paid, and lost wages reimbursed. A little something for their pain and trouble is allowed by law, and, does not make them “profiteers”.
If you have been involved in a collision, and want to better know what your rights are, look for an experienced Phoenix Auto Accident Lawyer. Experience is the key here. Many lawyers will advertise that they handle personal injury cases, but in reality, only small percentage do exclusively personal injury law.
Look for a Certified Specialist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death law. That way, you’ll know that you and your loved one are being represented and taken care of by a Phoenix Auto Accident Lawyer who is recognized by the Arizona State Bar as an expert in this area of the law.