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Posted On 03/27/20

What to Do When an At-Fault Driver’s Insurance Won’t Pay

Under Arizona's traditional fault-based car insurance system, the driver or party guilty of causing your vehicle collision will be financially responsible for related damages. After a crash, you will call the insurance company of the at-fault party to file a claim and request compensation for your losses. Unfortunately, not all insurance companies treat claimants fairly. Find out how to proceed if the at-fault driver’s insurance company refuses to pay. Why Might an Insurance Company Not Pay? If the at-fault driver’s insurance company denies your claim, it must list its reason for doing so in the denial letter you receive. You may then ask the insurance company for more details, file...

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Posted On 02/26/20

What Is Arizona Revised Statute (ARS) 28-701A?

Speeding causes a large number of car accidents in Arizona every year. It is a leading cause of collisions across the nation. In 2018, almost 9,400 victims lost their lives because of speeding drivers in the U.S. Speeding is so deadly because it increases the velocity at which a collision occurs. More velocity means more force exerted on the vehicle occupants in the crash. A crash happens at the combined speeds of both vehicles. To limit speeding and reduce the number of related crashes, states enforce many related speeding laws. ARS 28-701A: The Duty Not to Speed One of the most frequently given citations to drivers in Arizona is a...

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Posted On 01/31/20

Arizona Dash Cam Laws

The explosion of portable technology in the Digital Era has led to a rapid increase in the number of drivers using dashboard cameras. Dash cams can record things inside the cab and out on the road, potentially serving as evidence in an accident claim. As dash cam prices become more reasonable, with many models under $100, more drivers have invested in them to record what happens as they drive. Drivers must be careful, however, to use them according to Arizona’s related laws. Are Dash Cams Legal in Arizona? Although some states limit or prohibit their use, you can lawfully install a dashboard camera in your vehicle in the state of...

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Posted On 10/21/19

Arizona Move Over Law

Most states have some version of the Move Over law. Move Over laws instruct motorists to switch lanes or slow down when passing stopped emergency and utility vehicles. They also instruct drivers to pull to the side and stop for oncoming emergency vehicles. Move Over laws aim to reduce the number of car accident injuries and deaths among emergency workers. They also help facilitate emergency response by forcing motorists to stop for ambulances and firetrucks. Breaking Arizona’s Move Over law could result in serious penalties, especially if the driver causes a car accident. What Does the Move Over Law State? Arizona’s Move Over law, ARS 28-775, says a driver must...

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Posted On 10/14/19

Arizona Golf Cart Laws

A golf cart is a vehicle designed for toting golf clubs and players on golf courses. However, many people in Arizona use them as a regular mode of transportation. They are fuel-efficient and the perfect size for many. Golf carts are popular in Arizona among seasonal residents who come to the state each winter. Maricopa County alone has more than 30,000 registered golf carts. Before you take your golf cart out on the town, learn the state’s related laws to keep yourself and others safe. What Is a Golf Cart? The official definition of a golf cart under Arizona law is a vehicle with at least three wheels on the...

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Posted On 10/07/19

Arizona Dog Bite Law Euthanasia

Dog bites can be devastating personal injuries. Dog bites have killed hundreds of victims in the U.S. over the years. Animal attacks have caused thousands of life-altering personal injuries. One of the most common questions asked after a serious dog bite incident in Arizona is, “Will the city put the dog down?” Whether you are a dog bite victim or a pet owner, it is important to know where Arizona stands on dog euthanasia laws after attacks. How Animal Control Responds to Dog Attacks A dog attack victim should call the local animal control center for an investigation of the event if the injuries are serious. If the bite punctures...

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