June 26, 2020 in

What Is Buzzed Driving?

Alcohol and driving do not mix. All 50 states have laws prohibiting drivers from operating motor vehicles while drunk – a reckless act that costs thousands of people their lives in the US. Crash estimates from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration state that at least 30 people in the country die per day...
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June 24, 2020 in

May Product Recalls 2020

Manufacturers and distributors are not always as careful as they should be in designing and producing consumer products. This leads to products with dangerous and often harmful defects. The Consumer Product Safety Commission keeps up with the latest known defective products to enhance buyer safety. It tracks product recalls announced by companies and federal...
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June 22, 2020 in

What Is a No-Contact Motorcycle Accident?

A negligent or reckless driver in Arizona could cause a motorcycle accident without ever coming in contact with the motorcycle. A no-contact crash describes an accident in which a driver’s dangerous behaviors on the road force a motorcyclist to react and crash without the two vehicles touching. While it is not a collision between...
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June 19, 2020 in

Center Turn Lane Laws Arizona

Turning left is one of the most dangerous maneuvers on the road. Confusion as to rights-of-way, lack of turn signals, and distracted or negligent drivers can all cause accidents while making left turns in Phoenix. Center turn lanes, or two-way left-turn lanes, can complicate things further. Many drivers misuse center turn lanes or break...
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June 16, 2020 in

Can I Make a Claim as a Passenger If I’m Injured in a Car Accident?

You do not have to have been behind the wheel to be eligible for compensation as the victim of a car accident in Arizona. As an injured passenger, you have rights. It can be even easier for you to obtain compensation than if you were the driver of the vehicle. In general, you will...
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May 29, 2020 in

Arizona Damage Caps

A key question by many plaintiffs during personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits is how much they may be able to obtain through their causes of action. Understanding the value of a damage award can be important for a family in planning its future. In some states, statutory damage caps limit the total amount...
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May 25, 2020 in

What Is the Average Settlement for a Motorcycle Accident?

The Grand Canyon State is a popular destination for motorcyclists. Local and visiting motorcyclists from around the country take to Arizona’s roads, trails and canyons for joyrides. Thousands of others use motorcycles for their daily commutes. Unfortunately, many motorcyclists in Arizona get into accidents each year due to negligent drivers and roadway defects. In...
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May 22, 2020 in

Should I Sign a Medical Release for the Insurance Adjuster?

In the aftermath of a car accident, you may receive a phone call from someone with the title of insurance claims adjuster. An insurance adjuster is someone the at-fault driver’s carrier will assign to your car accident claim. The adjuster has the job of reviewing your claim and recommending to the insurance company whether...
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May 18, 2020 in

Reckless Driving Accidents in Arizona

Human error is behind most car accidents in the US. Drivers often make mistakes such as failing to pay attention to the road or following too closely. In some cases, however, a driver goes beyond simple negligence and into recklessness. A reckless driver is one who knowingly breaks the rules or drives dangerously with...
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May 15, 2020 in

What Is the Difference Between Contributory Negligence and Comparative Negligence?

Negligence is the legal doctrine on which claimants base most personal injury lawsuits. It describes a party’s breach of duty of care in connection with the victim’s injury. Different states have passed different negligence laws. Some bar a victim from any recovery for contributing to an accident while others simply reduce the victim’s award....
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