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Can a Police Report Be Changed After an Accident?

Can a Police Report Be Changed After an Accident?

When you file a car accident claim, the police report can be a critical piece of evidence that shows who is at fault. However, officers can make mistakes in those reports due to the ensuing commotion. Also, officers often feel stressed and overworked, which can result in unintentional errors. For example, departments across Maricopa...
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Filing a Lawsuit Against a Trucking Company

If you or a loved one sustain an injury or property damage caused by the negligent actions of a truck driver or trucking company in Arizona, you may be able to recover compensation for your losses. However, recovering this compensation will be a challenge, and it will almost certainly involve filing a lawsuit against...
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What is a Jackknife Truck Accident?

A jackknife truck accident happens when the back part of the truck (the trailer) swings from the rear section from behind the cab and subsequently forms a 90-degree angle with the cab, resembling a jackknife opening or closing. A jackknife truck accident often leads to major injuries and property damage to those inside other...
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Legal Consequences for Truck Drivers Under the Influence in Arizona

Individuals who operate commercial vehicles are held to a higher standard, including when it comes to operating vehicles under the influence. While the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) level for drivers in regular vehicles is .08%, the limit is half that for drivers operating commercial vehicles - .04%. Working with an experienced Phoenix drunk...
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What is a Semi-Truck’s “Black Box”?

Every commercial truck on the roadway has what most people would call a “black box,” but the reality is that there are a few devices on a semi-truck that paint a complete digital picture of a truck’s health and show the events leading up to a recordable incident, such as an accident. Here, we...
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Liability in Delivery Truck Accidents

Delivery vehicles have quickly become an essential part of our modern society. E-commerce has become one of the main ways individuals shop for and receive goods, and the speed towards online shopping dramatically increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, when an accident with a delivery truck occurs, it is crucial to determine liability so...
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What Causes Truck Rollover Accidents?

If a commercial truck overturns into a rollover incident, this can lead to major roadway devastation. Collisions with other vehicles on the roadway can lead to significant injuries and major property damage. However, what causes commercial truck rollover accidents? Common Causes of Commercial Truck Rollover Incidents Larger commercial trucks are more susceptible to rollover...
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Hours of Service Regulations for Truck Drivers

Commercial truck drivers have fairly strict regulations they must follow, particularly when it comes to their hours of service. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is an agency within the Department of Transportation that stipulates how long commercial truck drivers are allowed to operate their vehicles each day and during each work week....
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How Can Poor Vehicle Maintenance Cause Truck Accidents?

Commercial trucks weigh much more than traditional passenger vehicles. Some can even weigh upwards of 80,000 pounds when fully loaded with cargo. One of the most important parts of owning and operating these larger vehicles is performing necessary maintenance. Even if there is only one minor mechanical failure with a large commercial vehicle, this...
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Trucking Accident Liability in Arizona

Accidents involving larger trucks in Arizona often result in major injuries and extensive property damage. Unfortunately, recovering compensation after these incidents can be challenging, even if a truck driver, trucking company, or another party was responsible for the incident. Here, we want to discuss how liability is determined for a truck accident claim, as...
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