Phoenix, AZ – Injuries Reported in Serious Car Crash on SR 51 at Bell Rd
Phoenix, AZ (March 1, 2021) – The southbound lanes of State Route 51 at Bell Road were closed for a serious overnight crash on Sunday, February 28, according to officials with the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Officers with the Phoenix Police Department were dispatched to the area of SR 51 near the Bell Road exit around 12:30 a.m. The highway was closed for nearly seven hours as first responders worked to treat injured victims and police conducted the on-scene portion of their investigation.
The number of victims involved is unclear, though it appears as though two cars collided in a rear-end accident. Officers say the wreck remains under investigation, and no further details on the events leading up to the collision have been released.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families. We hope for their full recovery.
Rear-End Accidents in Arizona
Per a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Arizona is one of the top five most dangerous states in the country for drivers. Fatalities and injuries from accidents are especially prevalent during the warmer months between May and September.
Victims of these serious crashes go through physical and emotional trauma, often having to document their injuries, negotiate with insurance companies, and even deal with job loss. But individuals who are affected can seek help from a Phoenix personal injury lawyer, especially if they’ve been involved in an accident that’s caused by the negligent actions of another driver.
After an Arizona car accident, your phone may start ringing, and when you pick it up, it is a friendly insurance adjuster wanting to speak with you. They sound friendly and they make you think that they care about your interests. They actually may sound reassuring. However, be aware that if an insurance representative asks you to give them a statement, you may not have to do so, and it may actually not be in your best interest. In fact, at ELG, when we represent a client and an adverse insurance company asks us to allow for a recorded statement from our client, 99% of the time the answer is a definitive no!
Our experienced car accident attorneys have advocated for many victims involved in accidents. As you face a wide variety of damages and seek your fair compensation after a crash, you may have questions about safeguarding your legal rights.
At ELG, we do not cut corners and use intake specialists or a non-attorney to talk or meet with you. Our experienced, compassionate staff guarantees your consultation will be with one of our injury attorneys who only handle accident matters, so you and your family can feel confident and rest assured that we will answer all your questions.
Our skilled team of injury accident lawyers in Arizona at ELG specializes in fighting for victims and their families after a wreck. Contact our Arizona accident attorneys today at (623) 877-3600 or https://www.ELGphx.com to schedule your free consultation for legal aid.
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Disclaimer: As members of the local Phoenix and broader Arizona community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.