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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Posted On 12/31/19

Prevent a Car Accident on New Year’s Eve

The holidays are not the best time to be on the road in Arizona. Busy traffic, drunk drivers and dangerous roadway conditions make for significant accident risks on major holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. For example, New Year’s Eve 2017 to New Year’s Day 2018 in Arizona saw 10 fatal car accidents and dozens of personal injury accidents, according to the state’s Department of Transportation. As you usher in 2020, keep traffic safety in mind. 3 Holiday Car Accident Prevention Tips If you plan on driving on New Year’s Eve, you may have the power to prevent an auto accident. By staying vigilant and using defensive driving...

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Posted On 12/26/19

Car Fire Safety

Car fires can arise due to defective car parts, poor vehicle maintenance and car accidents. If your vehicle catches on fire, you and your passengers are at great risk of suffering burn and explosion injuries. You may not always be able to prevent a car fire, but you can learn how to properly respond to one. Practicing good car fire safety, such as recognizing the signs of a car fire and knowing how to react, could save your life. Prevent Car Fires From 2014 to 2016, U.S. fire departments responded to about 171,500 vehicle fires per year. These fires caused an annual average of 1,300 victim injuries, 345 fatalities and...

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Posted On 10/28/19

Lost Wages After a Car Accident

A car accident could change your life. A physical injury could cause emotional strife, physical pain, expensive bills and lost wages. Lost wages can be a significant drain on your family’s income after a car accident. As a crash survivor, you may need to take days or weeks off work during hospital stays or while in recovery. If a car accident injury causes long-term disability, you may need to take a lower-paying job or go into early retirement. In Arizona, civil laws could give you the right to seek compensation for lost wages from an at-fault party after a car accident. Are You Eligible for Wage Recovery? Arizona civil laws...

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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 09/30/19

Arizona Window Tint Laws

Tinted windows are common in Arizona. With temperatures regularly climbing over 100 degrees in the summer months, window tint can offer respite from the sun. It can keep the interior temperature of a vehicle cooler and protect the seats and dashboard from sun-related wear. If a driver breaks the law by tinting the windows too darkly, however, he or she may be unable to see the road. All drivers must know and obey Arizona’s window tint laws for everyone’s safety. What Percent Window Tint Is Legal in Arizona? The law describes window tint in terms of darkness and reflectivity. It also refers to visible light transmission (VLT), or the percentage...

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Posted On 08/31/19

Driving Without a License in Arizona

Every driver in Arizona must have a valid driver’s license. Driving without a license is against the law. People who drive without licenses often have a reason. They may have suspended licenses, a history of drunk driving or they never passed a driving test. Getting into an accident without someone who does not have a valid driver’s license could put you at a high risk of a hit-and-run. Rather than getting caught for driving without a license, the driver may flee the scene. Learn your rights after a collision with an unlicensed driver. Call the Police After a car accident in Arizona, everyone involved must remain at the scene and...

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