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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Posted On 11/26/18

What Is Drowsy Driving?

At least one in 25 drivers has fallen asleep behind the wheel in the past 30 days, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Drowsy driving is a serious problem that remains largely underreported. It is often underreported due to the difficulty of assigning this as a cause of fatal collisions. What researchers do know is that it causes tens of thousands of car accidents every year. Do your part as a driver by expanding your knowledge and awareness on this subject and don't drive if you’re too tired. Defining Drowsy Driving Drowsy driving does not only refer to falling asleep behind the wheel. One can be guilty...

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Posted On 11/19/18

Thanksgiving Driving Tips

Most people wish to spend Thanksgiving with their families, which means many drivers on the highway. The national rates of car accidents, serious injuries, and deaths spike over the Thanksgiving season. From 2012 to 2016, more than 800 people died in drunk driving accidents from the Wednesday before Thanksgiving to the following Monday. Statistically, Thanksgiving is the deadliest holiday on the road. This year, use these safe driving tips from our Phoenix car accident lawyers to arrive to the table alive. Plan Your Trip Ahead of Time A major holiday like Thanksgiving requires some preplanning for optimal roadway safety. First, check the weather where you’ll be driving. It may differ...

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Posted On 10/24/18

How a Car Accident Attorney Can Help Your Claim

A Phoenix car accident attorney wants what’s best for you. A lawyer doesn’t work for an insurance company or have an ulterior motive. Ultimately, his or her only goal is to help car crash victims secure recovery for their damages. You can have 100% confidence in your attorney’s ability to walk you through the steps of your claim, fight for fair compensation, and help you pick up the pieces after a car accident. If you have any doubts about hiring a Phoenix car accident lawyer, let the information here inspire you to contact Begam Marks & Traulsen, P.A. How Lawyers Can Help Don’t know what to do after suffering injuries...

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Posted On 08/08/18

5 Tips for Summer Driving in Arizona

Summer can be one of the most dangerous times for driving in Arizona, especially as monsoon season sets in. This volatile season means that weather can change in an instant and can bring everything from high winds and torrential rainfall to dust storms. However, monsoons aren’t the only summer driving hazard in the state. Follow these simple summer driving tips to protect yourself and your family in Arizona this season. Get Your Air Conditioning Serviced Few places in the country get hotter than Arizona in the peak of summertime. As such, it’s essential to check on your air conditioning systems once a season. Lack of air conditioning on a hot...

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Posted On 03/28/16

Uninsured & Under-Insured Coverage

For many years, I represented many motorcyclist that are severely injured in collisions. Every time I represented a seriously injured motorcyclists, I ask them to make sure their friends have adequate uninsured and under-insured insurance coverage to protect themselves. A few year ago, a new client (a Phoenix police officer) who was seriously injured thanked me for telling his friend to remind his friends to secure appropriate coverage. He just raised his uninsured motorist coverage from $15,000 to $100,000. The additional coverage provided him with the necessary coverage for his injury. Uninsured (UM) and Under-insured (UIM) coverages, though optional, are essential for the protection of yourself and your family. Uninsured...

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Posted On 10/28/15

All-Terrain Vehicles, All-Terrain Risk

Widely used for off-road touring and riding, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), or “quads,” deliver sometimes-exhilarating and often-dangerous rides. Because the vehicles are meant to be driven on uneven terrain, they do pose risks, especially when they lack basic safety features such as rollbars and side doors and safety harnesses. In June 2013, Nadiya Zaverbna, a 33-year-old New Jersey native, was enjoying the Sedona, Arizona scenery on a rented quad with her fiancée. During the ride, Ms. Zaverbna lost control of her ATV and was thrown from it. Ms. Zaverbna landed on her head and died at the scene. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), ATV accidents contribute to...

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