Phoenix, AZ (February 25, 2022) – Two adults died and two children were left in critical condition following a car accident involving a Ford Mustang and another vehicle on Interstate 10 in Phoenix on Sunday, February 20th.
DPS officials have since identified the fatal victims as 30-year-old Jimmy Lee Greenwood, a resident of Surprise and the driver of the Mustang, and his passenger as 35-year-old Farren Isabel Relerford, a resident of El Mirage.
According to sources, the collision took place at about 12:00 a.m. when troopers were notified of a crash with serious injuries in the eastbound lanes of the interstate in the area of 59th Avenue.
Upon their arrival, troopers found two deceased adults and two injured children inside the wrecked vehicle.
A four-year-old girl and a two-year-old boy who were in the back seat of the Mustang were taken to a regional hospital with critical injuries.
An investigation indicated that the Mustang was racing another vehicle moments before the crash.
Police said that the other vehicle is considered a “non-contact” party, meaning it did not make physical contact with the crashed vehicle, but could have played a role in the accident.
Driver impairment has not been ruled out.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Passenger Fatalities in Arizona
When you lose a member of your family to negligence, several lives will be impacted by the tragic and unexpected loss and, in many instances, will also experience severe economic hardships. Nevertheless, not just anyone is entitled to file a claim for damages against the at-fault party. In Arizona, the only people able to file a wrongful death claim are:
- Surviving spouses
- Surviving children
- Parents or guardians
- A representative of the deceased’s estate on behalf of a parent, child, or spouse
It is necessary to keep in mind that an attorney acts as a representative of the survivors, referred to as beneficiaries, to ensure that the case runs smoothly and efficiently. This is especially important if multiple surviving family members are involved.
Arizona courts typically follow the above-listed line of succession when deciding who can be awarded financial compensation in a wrongful death claim. This process can become quite complicated if more than one family member tries to file a claim or demands a certain portion of the settlement. Working with a Phoenix personal injury attorney could be essential to ensuring you are not cut out of the claim.
Additionally, a surviving spouse is the only person who can file in the name of a surviving child, especially a minor.
Phoenix Fatal Accident Lawyers
At Saavedra Law Firm, PLC., our personal injury lawyers are dedicated to their client’s recovery and economic stability. When you lose a family member in a preventable accident, we work hard to hold the offender responsible and get the justice you deserve.
In order for your claim to be successful, it is essential that you hire a Phoenix wrongful death attorney that is committed to assisting and advising you every step of the way.
Our fatal car accident lawyers in Phoenix are result-oriented. We make it our prerogative to be there when our clients need us, to answer any questions they have, steer them away from common mistakes, and navigate the legal barriers that often occur during the claims process.
If your loved one died in a car accident, contact our Arizona personal injury attorneys at (602) 753-8917 to schedule a free and confidential case review with a member of our legal team as soon as possible.
Note: Our writer used outside sources in the creation of this post. These sources include local news reports, local and state police incident reports, social media outlets, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Arizona. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident. If you find any information that is not correct, contact Saavedra Law Firm, PLC as soon as possible so that we can correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request.
Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. If you have been injured in an accident, seek the help of a medical professional. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.