1212 East Osborn Road
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Telephone (602) 535-1900
Fax (602) 264-2621
Population and Land Area
The Phoenix metro area consists of a sizeable amount of land and people. The City of Phoenix proper has 1.6 million people, making it the 6th largest city in the US.
Maricopa County has roughly the land area of New Hampshire and includes Phoenix, Mesa (nearly 500,000 people), Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale and Scottsdale (each with about 250,000 people), and Tempe and Peoria (each with almost 200,000 people). The fast-growing county has a total population of 4.5 million people (up from 4.1 million in 2010 and 3.2 million in 2000).
With lots of people and land, and very little public transportation, Phoenix has an extensive – and very busy — highway system including US Interstate 10 (running east and west), US Interstate 17 (running north and south), US Route 60 and Arizona State Routes 51, 101, 143, 202 and 303.
All of that traffic on congested roads means there’s no shortage of car, truck and motorcycle accidents in the Phoenix area. In fact, a recent study based on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s fatality data concluded that US Interstate 10 is the deadliest highway in America. Another study commissioned by The Daily Beast concluded that I-10 and I-17 rank first and second on the list of the five most dangerous roads in Arizona.
If you drive in the Phoenix metro area, you will probably need a Phoenix accident attorney at some point during your driving career.
Phoenix’s Infrastructure Needs
Better roads in Phoenix would likely reduce the number of accidents. The American Society of Civil Engineers in their annual infrastructure report card gives Arizona’s roads a grade of D+, citing a significant level of underinvestment. The Arizona Department of Transportation has estimated that the state will need to spend a minimum of $24 billion over the next 25 years just to maintain Arizona’s roads in their current subpar condition. Investment of $49 billion over that period would bring the state’s roads up to an acceptable condition, but close to $200 billion would be needed if Arizona embarks on an aggressive growth strategy.
Nice Weather = More Driving
Phoenix is well known for its desert climate that produces less than 10 inches of rain and almost 300 sunny days per year. Americans from all over the country relocate – and retire – here to escape the colder, wetter climates in the rest of the USA.
All of that good weather means that people in Phoenix drive more miles – and they drive those miles faster unhampered by rain, snow, fog and ice. Like the metro area’s crowded highways, this is a recipe for car, truck and motorcycle accidents.
Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law’s Phoenix Metro Area Locations
Hirsch & Lyon has nine offices in the Phoenix metro area, including locations in Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert and Peoria. Feel free to contact any one of those offices at any time for help with your case. When you need to speak to an accident lawyer about your potential legal claim, make an appointment as soon as possible.
Other Phoenix Metropolitan Area Locations:
2155 West Pinnacle Peak #201
Phoenix, AZ, 85027
15331 West Bell Road #212
Surprise, AZ, 85374
7600 North 15th Street #150
Phoenix, AZ, 85020
14050 North 83rd Avenue #290
Peoria, AZ, 85381
12725 West Indian School Road #E-101
Avondale, AZ, 85392
5635 North Scottsdale Road #170
Scottsdale, AZ, 85250
4700 South Mill Avenue #5
Tempe, AZ, 85282
207 North Gilbert Road #001
Gilbert, AZ, 85234