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5 Running Safety Tips

Running is an inexpensive way to exercise and stay healthy and more and more individuals are embracing its benefits. It’s also a relatively safe activity but it’s still important to be aware of your surroundings, especially if you are running near roadways. Accidents between cars and pedestrians are often serious and following the running safety tips in this article can help you minimize your risk. 1. Make Yourself Visible If motorists can’t see you, you’ll … Continue reading “5 Running Safety Tips”

The 3 Types of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving poses a serious risk. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 2,841 people were killed and approximately 400,000 people were injured due to accidents involving distracted drivers in 2018. This is the most recent year for which statistics are available. Many people immediately think of texting and driving when they think of distracted driving. While this is one of the most common forms of distraction on the road, there are other … Continue reading “The 3 Types of Distracted Driving”

Common Motorcycle Accident Causes

Motorcycle accidents are often severe because of how vulnerable motorcyclists are compared to those in cars. Motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to die in an accident and five times as likely to be injured. In some cases, driver negligence causes these accidents. In other cases, it may be the fault of the motorcyclist. Outside circumstances, such as weather, can also contribute. Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include: Failure of Driver … Continue reading “Common Motorcycle Accident Causes”

Determining Fault in a Chain Reaction Car Accident

Determining who was at fault for a collision can be complicated. In the case of multi-car or “chain reaction” car accidents, this can be even more complex. It’s important to work with an experienced personal injury attorney to help you get the compensation you deserve. Are Chain Reaction Accidents Worse? The severity of an accident depends on a variety of factors. In general, though, more cars increase the likelihood of severe damage. This is because … Continue reading “Determining Fault in a Chain Reaction Car Accident”

What Questions Do Insurance Companies Ask After an Accident?

Car accidents are traumatic, expensive, burdensome, and something we all hope to avoid. However, the average driver will experience at least three collisions in their lifetime, Some of these may not even be your fault. After an accident, your car might be destroyed or in need of repairs. It may also leave you and passengers severely injured and in need of compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. Regardless, the next step is … Continue reading “What Questions Do Insurance Companies Ask After an Accident?”

Is Eating While Driving Negligent?

Eating while driving is incredibly common. One study from ExxonMobil found that of the 1,000 drivers they surveyed, 70% admitted to eating behind the wheel on a regular basis. Any form of distracted driving, which includes eating, has the potential to cause an accident and could be evidence of negligence in a personal injury lawsuit. Is Eating and Driving Illegal? In Arizona, there is no specific law that bans eating and driving. There are laws … Continue reading “Is Eating While Driving Negligent?”

Special vs General Damages

If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, there are various types of compensation that may be relevant to your personal injury case. Except in rare instances where the court awards punitive damages, there are two broad types of damages: special and general. Both fall under the broad category of compensatory damages, which are intended to help restore the victim to the position they were in before the accident took place. They cover different … Continue reading “Special vs General Damages”

The Dangers of Slow Driving

Drivers are generally aware of the dangers of speeding. It makes sense that driving too fast would increase your chances of being in an accident. However, did you know that slow driving can also be hazardous? Although the risks may not be as obvious, driving at a much slower speed than surrounding traffic has the potential to cause an accident. When is Slow Driving Dangerous? What is considered “too slow” is relative to the conditions … Continue reading “The Dangers of Slow Driving”

How a Dashcam Can Impact Your Accident Case

If you are ever involved in a car accident, it’s important to collect evidence at the scene as much as possible. This includes collecting contact information for witnesses and the other driver(s) and taking photos. However, photos only capture the scene after the accident took place, and eyewitness testimony may not reliably reflect the events that led to the accident. Dashcam footage, on the other hand, gives a view of what occurred before, during, and, … Continue reading “How a Dashcam Can Impact Your Accident Case”

What to Know About Rollover Accidents

Rollover accidents occur less frequently than other types of crashes, but have the potential to be more severe. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), rollovers account for just 3% of total collisions, but one-third of fatal car accidents. What is a Rollover Accident? A rollover is an accident where a vehicle tips onto its side or completely turns over. In some cases, the vehicle may continue to roll several times … Continue reading “What to Know About Rollover Accidents”

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