Officer Involved in Arizona Motorcycle Crash Files Personal Injury Lawsuit
An officer who sustained injuries in a November 2015 accident in Scottsdale, Ariz. has filed a lawsuit against the other driver involved, citing personal injury and negligence.
Back in early November, Officer Wayne Crenshaw was pursuing a speeding driver near a busy intersection in Scottsdale, when he collided with an Audi sedan that had partially turned into his lane. Officer Crenshaw was thrown from his bike, and landed several yards away from the collision site.
Officer Crenshaw alleges that the collision caused him significant personal injury and lasting disability, including pain, discomfort, disfigurement, anxiety and loss of quality of life.
However, the driver of the other vehicle recently filed a counter claim against the City of Scottsdale, which alleges that Officer Crenshaw was traveling at a dangerously high speed – an estimated 87 miles-per-hour according to accident reports. Additionally, several eyewitness accounts have indicated that the officer had approached the intersection without properly switching on his emergency lights or siren.
When sharing the roadways with motorcyclists, it is important for other drivers to be safe, alert and aware. Failure to do so can lead to motorcycle accidents, which continue to be a leading cause of severe personal injury throughout the country.
Motorcycle Accidents in Nevada
According to statistics from the state’s Department of Transportation, Nevada sees upwards of 3,000 automobile accidents annually, due in large part to increased distraction behind the wheel. As a result, most states require extensive training and proper certification before motorcyclists are able to share the roads with other drivers. Nevada is one such state.
Despite such safety guidelines, the state continues to see a number of personal injury cases connected to motorcycle accidents, with many victims experiencing the dire consequences of severe personal injury, such as:
- Broken bones (particularly in the shoulder or pelvis)
- Traumatic brain injury
- Facial disfigurement
- Spinal cord damage or paralysis
- Nerve damage
Only a trained medical professional can diagnose such injuries and recommend a course for rehabilitation and recovery. Once an injury has been diagnosed, a qualified attorney can assist with filing a personal injury claim to pursue damages or other compensation.
Filing Personal Injury Claims in Henderson
That’s where the skilled attorneys at David Boehrer Law come in. We are the go-to resource for victims dealing with difficult personal injury, including those who have been involved in motorcycle accidents, in the Henderson Metro Area. From conducting thorough investigations to liaising with medical professionals, our attorneys will work with you to build a strong, substantial claim that delivers only the most favorable results.
If you or someone you know has sustained injury in a motorcycle accident, we welcome your call today. We offer clients the ease of a free initial consultation, in order to assess your case. To explore your options, call our team at David Boehrer Law Firm at (702) 750-0750.