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Making a left turn is a dangerous maneuver under any circumstance. A driver must use the utmost care when cutting across traffic traveling in the opposite direction to turn left. Choosing to turn at the wrong moment can cause a devastating car accident, such as a T-bone collision.
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If a driver gets pulled over by law enforcement and shows signs of intoxication – either physical signs or the results of a breathalyzer test – he or she will be arrested for driving under the influence (DUI). The penalties for a DUI in Arizona are serious and include mandatory jail time.
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Although car accident trials are rare, they are sometimes necessary. If a car insurance company denies a claim or is refusing to offer a fair and reasonable settlement to a crash victim, the victim may have no choice but to file a lawsuit.
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Motorcycle accidents can be devastating for the rider and passengers, inflicting life-changing injuries in the blink of an eye. Whether or not you need to call a lawyer after getting into a motorcycle accident depends on your case. In general, you could benefit from speaking to an attorney if you sustained serious injuries, a loved one passed away in a motorcycle accident or if you simply have questions about your legal rights.
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Motorcycle accidents are among the most physically traumatic types of motor vehicle collisions. Even with a helmet and protective gear, motorcyclists can suffer significant injuries. A common injury is road rash – skin and soft-tissue damage from contact or friction with the road.
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A car accident involving multiple cars, such as a chain-reaction accident with three or more vehicles, can cause a large amount of damage and destruction. These car accidents can result in complicated insurance claims, as well. There might be a dispute between multiple insurance carriers concerning liability, for example, or several injured parties.
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Evidence is important after a motorcycle accident in Arizona. Evidence refers to the facts, documents and information available to prove a claim that is being made. In Arizona, an injured motorcycle accident victim must provide clear and convincing evidence that the other driver is at fault to recover compensation through that driver’s auto insurance company.
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You may not be able to win your car accident case or obtain the compensation that you deserve without evidence. Evidence is the foundation for most personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits in Arizona. It is a pillar of the civil justice system.
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Thanks to modern technology, dashboard cameras (known simply as dash cams) have become commonplace in many vehicles – as have GoPro cameras attached to helmets for motorcyclists and bicyclists. A dash cam can record footage that is important during a car accident claim in Glendale.
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Changing lanes is a necessary part of driving. All drivers have a responsibility to learn how to change lanes safely and correctly. Unfortunately, many drivers break the rules and drive carelessly, such as by failing to check their blind spots, speeding and merging on top of other vehicles when trying to change lanes.
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Driving under the influence, or DUI, is against the law in Arizona. If you are found guilty and convicted of a DUI, you could lose your driving privilege as part of your punishment. Even before your criminal trial, however, your license could be suspended simply for being arrested for a DUI.
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A car accident in Arizona can significantly damage your motor vehicle. In some cases, the car may be deemed a “total loss” by an insurance company. This means that the cost to repair the vehicle is more than the value of the vehicle itself.
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Self-defense means that someone is justified in the use of force or threats against another person due to the reasonable belief that he or she is in imminent danger of bodily harm. If you had to use force against someone in Arizona – including the use of a firearm or another deadly weapon – in self-defense, you may find yourself in a difficult legal situation, even if you believe you were justified in using the force.
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Going to work should never end in a disaster, such as a serious physical injury that will impact you for the following weeks, months or for life. Unfortunately, this is exactly the experience that hundreds of workers in Arizona have each year.
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Arizona is one of the most popular states for motorcycling in the country. Unfortunately, it is not always the safest place for riders; in 2020, 160 motorcyclists lost their lives and 1,921 were injured in traffic accidents in Arizona, according to the state’s Department of Transportation.
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Car accidents in Arizona happen for a variety of reasons. In many cases, the cause of a car accident is driver error, such as speeding or distracted driving. Sometimes, however, an investigation finds that mechanical failure caused an accident. If you get into a car accident involving mechanical failure, find out who may be at fault and responsible for paying for your bills.
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