Phoenix Horizon High School graduate Joseph Smith’s are lobbying for a new bill in the Senate. The bill, titled “Joe’s Law,” would require that a driver be tested for drugs or alcohol after causing a traffic accident resulting in death or serious physical injury.
At the end of July, 15-year-old Mariah Contreras was hit and killed by a train. According to police, her and three of her friends were “playing chicken” with the trains when she was hit.
Proving negligence in a car accident can be difficult. You’ll need to show that the accident was caused by the person’s thoughtless or careless manner, and that therefore the injuries sustained were a result of those actions.
Many serious personal injuries can occur as a result of dangerous car accidents. Injuries are caused by many things, such as the impact of slamming into part of the vehicle you are riding in, being hit directly from the other vehicle, or being hit by unsecured cargo.