Was driver negligence the cause of a multi-vehicle crash near Yuma Arizona?

Arizona – February 25, 2022

According to the Somerton Cocopah Fire Department responders, a three-vehicle collision occurred at County 19th and Somerton Avenue involving a white pickup truck found leaning against a box van, and a grey crossover vehicle that sustained substantial front-end damage. Injuries immediately reported at the scene included complaints of knee and chest pain form a female passenger of the pickup truck, and neck pain along with a serious ankle fracture suffered by the driver of the grey crossover vehicle.  The drivers of the box truck and pickup truck declined treatment.  The pickup  truck was reported to be heading westbound when the crossover vehicle attempted to turn north onto Somerton Avenue and the truck then hit the vehicle head on and swerved into the box van.  The driver of the crossover car and passenger of the pickup truck were transported by ambulance to Yuma Regional Medical Center utilizing cervical spine precautions.  Accident victims in Yuma should contact a car accident attorney to ascertain next steps toward insurance payments and legal action when it is warranted.

Recovery of damages.

If another party’s negligent acts can be proven to be the cause of an injury, it is wise to make a claim to cover expenses above the insurance policy limits customarily paid out after car accident results in injuries and property damages.  Additional compensation will cover negative changes to a victim’s life after the accident, including loss of current and future income, medical bills, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering.  There are no caps, or damages for personal injury accident claims in the State of Arizona, which means there is a high probability that an accident victim could receive damages that exceed amounts covered by insurance.  In the State of Arizona individuals have two years to file a legal claim, unless the accident occurred at a job, or at a government agency, when deadlines can be shortened to six months.

Comparative negligence.

Under Arizona’s comparative negligence laws, an injured party is allowed to recover even if he or she is 99% at fault. The compensation for the damages from the injury may be adjusted based on what percentage of fault each party is assigned and the circumstances of the accident. It is beneficial to accident victims to consult with knowledgeable accident attorneys who rely on expert teams, and formulas to seek fair compensation after an accident.

Seek legal counsel.

If you have suffered property damage or physical injury from a car accident, hire an experienced legal professional at the Law Offices of Schneider & Onofry. They can file a personal injury claim in court and/or talk with the insurance company on your behalf, it may yield swifter results with a higher dollar amount, and you will not have to spend time dealing with paperwork and irritation as you take time to heal from the accident.


Schneider & Onofry, P.C.

6024 E. 32nd Street

Yuma, AZ 85365

Phone:  928-257-4887

Fax:  928-271-5802




  1. https://kyma.com/news/2022/02/25/3-vehicle-crash-at-county-19th-and-somerton-ave/
  2. https://www.azleg.gov/ars/12/00542.htm





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