Car Crashes are incredibly common in Arizona. Common types of accidents include hit and run, DUI accidents, taxi cab accidents, Semi-Truck accidents, fender benders and more. Injury and wrongful death stemming from car accidents happy several times a day. The process can be incredibly overwhelming and stressful. Gage & Mathers, P.C. is equipped to deal with every aspect so that you do not have to worry.
The first car crash in history happened when a car collided with a bicyclist. The NHSTA states that In 2008, 716 pedalcyclists were killed and an additional 52,000 were injured intraffic crashes. Pedalcyclist deaths accounted for 2 percent of all traffic fatalities, and pedalcyclists made up 2 percent of all the people injured in traffic crashes during the year.
Alcohol involvement — either for the driver or the pedalcyclist — was reported in more than one-third (37%) of the traffic crashes that resulted in pedalcyclistfatalities in 2008. In 31 percent of the crashes, either the driver or the pedalcyclist was reported to have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 grams per deciliter (g/dL) or higher.
Motorcycle accidents are incredibly common all over the country, but have a higher frequency of occurrence in Arizona. The exposed nature of riding a motorcycle increases the risks of having serious injury, costly, long term medical bills and even death.
In 2012, motorcyclists accounted for 15 percent of all traffic fatalities, 18 percent of all occupant (driver and passenger) fatalities, and 4 percent of all occupants injured. Of the 4,957 motorcyclists killed in traffic crashes, 93 percent (4,625) were riders and 7 percent (332) were passengers.
In 2012, 4,957 motorcyclists were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes—an increase of 7 percent from the 4,630 motorcyclists killed in 2011. There were 93,000 motorcyclists injured during 2012, a 15-percent increase from 81,000 in 2011. Motorcycles made up 3 percent of all registered vehicles in the United States in
2012 and accounted for only 0.7 percent of all vehicle miles traveled. Per vehiclemile traveled in 2012, motorcyclists were more than 26 times likely than passenger car occupants to die in motor vehicle traffic crashes and 5 times more likely to be injured. Per registered vehicle, the fatality rate for motorcyclists in 2012 was 6 times the fatality rate for passenger car occupants.
Boating accidents are becoming increasingly common in Arizona. Many common causes of boating accidents can be poor maintenance of the boat owner, slippery decks, lack of safety equipment or reckless operation. There are a plethora of injuries that can occur in these situations, and they can all be extremely debilitating.
According to the NHSTA, In 2012, 4,743 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 76,000 were injured in traffic crashes in the United States. On average, a pedestrian was killed every 2 hours and injured every 7 minutes in traffic crashes. Arizona is one of the most populace cities in the country, and home to a large volume of pedestrian accidents. There are many potential causes for pedestrians to be struck by cars. Speeding, reckless driving or simply not paying attention to the road can lead to these accidents. Broken bones, scrapes, concussions, contusions or worse can result from these injuries.