Passenger injuries common in Arizona auto accidents - know the facts
Passenger injuries happen far too often in Arizona auto accidents. People sitting in the front passenger seat are especially vulnerable to being injured in an auto accident.
Statistically, if you're riding in the front passenger seat, the driver has a much better chance of surviving a car crash than you. If you're riding in the back seat, you're much safer than the passenger riding in the front seat. Even so, people riding in the back seat of vehicles sustain serious or fatal injuries all the time in Arizona, from whiplash and neck injuries to back and spine injuries and even brain injury. In 2011, a total of 192 people or 23 percent of all fatalities in auto accidents in Arizona were passengers in a vehicle, according to the state Department of Transportation.
Passenger injuries can be especially complicated if the driver of the vehicle the passenger was riding in caused the accident. The driver may be a friend or family member. Knowing what to do after such an accident can be very complicated. You don't want the accident to turn into a something that creates a divide between these people. But you also want to be fairly compensated for your medical expenses and other costs associated with your passenger injury.
How an experienced Phoenix car accident lawyer can help
That's why you need an experienced, knowledgeable Arizona passenger injury lawyer who knows how to delicately deal with such a complicated situation. You need an Arizona injury lawyer who's not afraid to ask tough questions but who also knows how to carefully negotiate such a potentially sensitive situation. You need Israel & Gerity, PLLC on your side.
Located in Phoenix and serving clients throughout Arizona, Israel & Gerity, PLLC has helped countless people dealing with the aftermath of a passenger injury accident. The hard-working, no-nonsense lawyers at Israel & Gerity, PLLC understand Arizona's complex legal system and use this information to get our clients the money they rightfully deserve.
Israel & Gerity, PLLC - we're on your side.