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Car Accident Attorney Message: When Children are at Play, Drive Carefully!

Children at Play Road Sign

Any residential neighborhood has the potential for children to be playing. Please drive slowly and with extreme caution whenever you drive through a neighborhood.

The Arizona Daily Sun reported another tragic accident where a young Flagstaff child died after being struck by an automobile. These sort of wrongful death accidents are devastating to parents, families and the community. According to the Arizona Daily Sun, the driver was a 59-year old woman who was driving in a local neighborhood at 25 mph. The driver slowed to 20 mph when she saw that there were children playing in a yard. However, the victim was struck by a vehicle when she darted from the opposite side of the road. Read the full article here.

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, motor vehicles are responsible for one of every five deaths among children 1–14 years of age in the United States, and pedestrian injuries account for one fourth of them. Pedestrian injuries are typically more severe than vehicle occupant injuries, which are more than 5 times likely to result in death. Traumatic brain injury accounts for more than half the fatalities. The child pedestrian death rate has declined during the past several decades in the United States.

At Gonzales and Poirier, we recognize that no amount of financial compensation settlement or award can ever replace a child. However, we dedicated lawyers who can help find justice for you. Our experienced attorneys will investigate an accident to determine if another person or entity is response for your loss. It is not uncommon for our attorneys to hire accident re-constructionists or other experts to determine liability.

If you or a loved one is injured, or if a loved one has died as a result of an accident, call or email the attorneys at the Law Offices of Gonzales and Poirier for a free consultation. All injury cases are handled on a contingency basis, so we don’t get paid, unless we collect money for you. We handle cases over all of Arizona, including Flagstaff, Holbrook, Winslow, Sedona, Camp Verde, Cottonwood, Prescott and Phoenix. Call us at (928) 774-5400. Otherwise, email us at You may visit our website and

This article is not a substitute to speaking with an experienced attorney. If you have questions about you or a loved one’s rights, contact us at 928-774-5400.

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