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Do Pedestrians Always Have the Right of Way in Arizona?

Do pedestrians always have the right of way? In Arizona, pedestrian right of way applies at crosswalks and on designated walkways. State law does not specifically address jaywalking. Pedestrians are allowed to cross the street when no crosswalks are available as long as they do so responsibly. Learn more about Arizona pedestrian right of...
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Debris in the Road Causing Accidents or Damage: Who Is Responsible?

Debris in the road is a factor in over 1,000 accidents in Arizona every year. The frequency of accidents involving road debris raises questions about liability. Learn how debris causes accidents, how responsibility for debris can be determined and who may be considered at fault in accidents involving debris. How Does Debris in the...
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How Does Speeding Increase the Risk of Car Accidents?

The exact relationship between the speed of a vehicle and the risk of a car accident depends on several factors, with speed being only one factor in the equation. However, we will generally see that an increase in speed certainly increases the risk of a traffic collision. Additionally, at higher speeds, any incident is...
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Arizona Drunk Driving Laws

Driving under the influence of alcohol creates incredibly dangerous situations across Arizona roadways. In 2022, we can see that there were more than 5,400 total alcohol-related collisions across the state, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. These incidents led to more than 3,500 injuries, and 223 individuals lost their lives.  Our state has...
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Who Is Liable in a Rideshare Car Accident?

Rideshare services like Uber, Lyft, and others have become immensely popular over the last decade. These types of services have helped individuals by offering a safe way to get from point A to point B. However, accidents involving rideshare vehicles do happen, and it is important to understand who could be held liable after...
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[Study] How Much More Dangerous Are the Roads on New Year’s Eve?

As November gives way to December, most of the emphasis is on Christmas. But New Year’s Eve is also just around the corner, and it brings elevated risks with it. A 2021 Yahoo! Finance article cites data showing that New Year’s Eve is the biggest sales day of the year for liquor stores across...
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Most Dangerous Intersections in Phoenix

Data from the Arizona Department of Transportation shows that there were more than 38,000 total vehicle collisions across this jurisdiction in 2022, far outpacing any other area of the state. Out of these incidents, there were more than 10,600 injuries recorded, and 301 individuals lost their lives. What the AZDOT doesn’t show us is...
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Types of Seat Belt Injuries in a Car Accident

Seatbelts save lives, of that there is no doubt. Information available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates that approximately 50% of individuals who lost their lives in vehicle accidents in 2021 were unrestrained. However, seat belts do not lead to risk-free scenarios. Unfortunately, these lifesaving safety devices can also cause injuries...
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Who Is At-Fault in a T-Bone Car Accident in Arizona?

Side-impact crashes, typically referred to as T-bone crashes, often result in major injuries and property damage for the people and vehicles involved. Victims of these incidents are often able to recover compensation, but not before determining liability for the incident. Here, we want to review potential liability issues after a T-bone collision occurs, and...
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What to Do If a Car Accident Was Caused by an Auto Defect

Vehicle accidents occur due to a wide variety of factors, often due to the negligent actions of other drivers on the roadway. However, sometimes, vehicle accidents happen because of a defect in the automobile. Here, we want to review what you need to do if you have been involved in a car accident caused...
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