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When you file a claim seeking financial compensation for your medical bills, property damage or other losses after an accident in Arizona, you should expect to hear back from the insurance company promptly – within a reasonable amount of time. Unfortunately, not all insurance companies obey their deadlines.
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Fatigue refers to a lack of physical or mental energy. Fatigue or drowsiness can significantly affect a truck driver’s ability to safely operate and control a commercial truck. This can result in catastrophic truck accidents, with serious injuries and deaths.
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If you get involved in a boat accident in Arizona, the immediate aftermath can be chaotic and overwhelming. It’s important to know what to do to ensure your safety, protect yourself and others, and demand fair financial compensation for your injuries.
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People get injured in Arizona car accidents every day. The type and severity of these injuries depend on the circumstances of the crash; however, severe, catastrophic and fatal injuries are unfortunately common. Many car accident survivors experience symptoms, pain and side effects for months, years or life from long-term injuries.
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A DUI, or driving under the influence, crime is a serious offense. Arizona has some of the strictest DUI laws and penalties in the nation, including mandatory jail time. If you get pulled over or arrested for an alleged DUI, remember that this is not the same as a conviction.
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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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