You know you are in for a difficult time the moment you hear the sound of brakes, tires screeching, the crunch of metal and the shatter of glass. You have medical bills, lost wages, car repairs, and too many other expenses to count. The last thing you need is the runaround from an insurance company. Do not go it alone when you have been injured. Contact Gary A. Kester and Kester Law Group to fight for you.
The statistics for automobile accidents in Arizona is sobering. According to ADOT in 2016: (https://www.azdot.gov/media/News/news-release/2017/06/21/arizona-motor-vehicle-crash-deaths-rose-to-962-in-2016)
- 574 fatal crashes occurred on roadways, such as county roads or city streets, and 291 fatal crashes occurred on the state highway system.
- 525 fatalities occurred in urban areas and 437 deaths occurred in rural areas.
- Of all alcohol-related crashes, 78.8 percent occurred in urban areas and 21.2 percent in rural areas.
- Among fatal crashes related to alcohol, 67 percent occurred in urban areas and 33 percent occurred in rural areas.
- One person was killed in a motor vehicle crash every 9.11 hours.
- Seven in 10 crashes occurred during daylight hours.
- More crashes occurred in March than any other month with 11,391.
- Friday was the peak day of the week for all crashes during 2016 with 22,133, while the most fatal crashes – 150 – occurred on Saturdays.
While the cause of every auto accident is unique there are several common threads such as:
- Distracted Drivers. In most cases, the driver is distracted by their cell phone, the radio, GPS, looking for something in the car, talking with passengers or is looking at something on the side of the road.
- Driving Under The Influence (D.U.I.). A lot of accidents occur when one driver is under the influence whether its prescription drugs, alcohol or illicit drugs. Just because the police may not have investigated althe accident as a D.U.I. does not mean the responsible party was not under the influence.
- Reckless Driving. This includes weaving in and out of traffic, excessive speeds or dangerous turns.
- Malfunctioning Equipment. Sometimes an accident occurs due to a manufacturer’s defect such as accelerator issues, tire defect, airbag failure, etc.
- It is imperative to speak to an attorney as soon as possible after an accident to preserve evidence and protect your rights. Gary A. Kester and Kester Law Group is ready to fight for you. Get your maximum settlement fast. We offer free consultations. We do not get paid unless we win or settle your case. Period.