Most Dangerous Roads and Intersections in Phoenix, AZ (2024)

Most Dangerous Roads and Intersections in Phoenix, AZ (2024)

Phoenix is one of the state’s cities with the highest rate of traffic collisions. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle crash, be sure to consult with an experienced car accident injury attorney. It’s important for residents and tourists alike to learn the most dangerous roads and intersections in Phoenix, AZ.

Which Intersections and Roads Are the Most Hazardous in Phoenix?

According to data from Maricopa County compiled by AZ Family News, the highest number of car collisions in Phoenix between 2018 and 2022 occurred at the intersections of:

  • 99th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road.
  • 67th Ave and Indian School Road.
  • 67th Ave and McDowell Road.
  • 27th Avenue and Camelback Road.
  • 83rd Avenue and Indian School Road.

This article also states that speeding is very common in the city, where vehicles have been recorded speeding nearly half the time.

Rate of Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes in Phoenix, AZ

Of the 38,311 reported traffic collisions in Phoenix during 2022, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation, 282 of the crashes resulted in a fatality, and nearly 28 percent (10,668) of accidents caused injury. Phoenix is consistently found to be the city with the highest rate of motor vehicle collisions within Maricopa County, as well as across the state, by a large margin.

Traffic incidents in the Phoenix area have risen for the third year in a row; 2022 saw the second-highest number of fatal crashes in the state’s history, which includes pedestrian, bicyclist, motorcyclist, and passenger car occupant deaths. Most fatalities are a result of speeding and failure to use safety devices. Phoenix makes up almost 38 percent of the state’s alcohol-related crashes, and nearly half of all fatal accidents involve alcohol across Arizona.

What Should I Do After Getting in a Car Accident?

If you ever find yourself involved in a traffic collision, it’s important to remain calm and safely move your vehicle out of the way of other drivers, if possible. It is never advised to leave the scene of a car accident you were involved in, especially if another person may have been injured. Check yourself for bodily harm, and if you’re able, check to see if the other driver was hurt. If you’re severely injured, don’t try to move and wait until emergency medics arrive.

After you get checked by an emergency medic and provide details to law enforcement for the police report, you can proceed to take any photographic evidence of the accident site and damages. You should also get the contact information of any eyewitnesses of your collision, in addition to exchanging contact information and insurance info with the other parties involved. Avoid discussing anything to do with liability or who’s at fault, as this can be used against you.

The next step is to consult with a personal injury attorney so they can assess your situation and inform you of any additional documentation or evidence you should obtain for your injury claim. They will likely recommend that you be seen by a medical physician right away to verify the existence of any internal or unapparent injuries, in addition to receiving further care for other physical harm. This also serves as solid evidence for your case, which your lawyer will start on.

FAQs

Q: Why Are There So Many Car Accidents in Phoenix?

A: There are likely several reasons for the high number of car crashes in Phoenix. The most obvious one may be that Phoenix is the most populated city in Arizona, in the most populated county (Maricopa), with the state’s capital being home to over a million residents. Where there are more drivers, in a continually growing population, there’s more traffic and potential for car accidents. Additionally, some of the state’s busiest and most dangerous highways run through Phoenix.

Q: Where Do Most Accidents Happen in Arizona?

A: The majority of car accidents in Arizona occur on interstate highways, such as I-10 and I-40, as well as along state highways, including U.S. Routes US-60, US-93, and State Routes SR-87, SR-95, SR-101 and Arizona’s Veterans Highway (I-17), or as it’s also known in the Phoenix metropolitan area: Black Canyon Freeway.

Q: How Much Compensation Can I Get for a Car Accident Injury?

A: It’s difficult to effectively estimate how much your car accident injury claim may be awarded without knowing the details of your case. An experienced personal injury lawyer is the easiest and most accurate way to find out how much your situation may deserve in a settlement payout.

Factors such as how injured you are, the location of your bodily injury, whether you were partially at fault for the incident, and other elements of the accident will largely influence your potential compensation.

Q: What Does a Car Accident Lawyer Do?

A: A car accident injury attorney is a legal professional whose job is to provide you with educated legal advice and counsel as well as represent you in all legal proceedings, including during negotiations with insurance companies and at all court appearances.

Your lawyer will also work on building a strong, compelling case for your injury claim, which usually includes investigating the details of your case and accessing evidence that you otherwise couldn’t, such as the police report and traffic footage.

Q: What Is the Cause of Car Accidents?

A: The cause of most car accidents in Arizona is the behavior of vehicle drivers. Distracted driving, such as looking at a phone, talking to a passenger, or fiddling with the music player causes accidents. Also, speeding, aggressive driving, or driving while impaired are unwise decisions that often lead to car accidents.

We Will Fight for Your Right to Fair Compensation

The Bleaman Law Firm, P.C., has helped numerous clients from various backgrounds, under different circumstances, and across several areas of personal injury law. Our goal is always to ensure our clients are given the highest quality legal counsel and representation. If you were injured and endured damages from a negligent accident, contact one of our attorneys today.

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