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More than 6 million car accidents occur in the United States each year. These accidents are the leading cause of death in the U.S., resulting in the death of more than 38,000 people each year, and over 3 million seriously injured or disabled.
Unfortunately, multi-car accidents are all too common, and many times it’s hard to know who is at fault. Making things worse is the fact that insurance companies may delay claims until they determine who was at fault.
This is where professional legal representation can help. We’ll get back to that later, but first, let’s discuss what to
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It’s extremely common for a person to sustain a neck and back injury in a car accident. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that car accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries — approximately 16,500 each year.
Neck and back injuries can range from mild stiffness to severe, aggravating pain and life-changing debilitations. While some people may only experience a few days of discomfort, others may have serious injuries that require long-term medical care.
If you have suffered a neck and back injury due to a vehicle accident, seek medical attention and then contact
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It’s extremely common for a person to sustain a back injury in a car accident. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that car accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries — approximately 16,500 each year.
These back injuries can range from mild inconveniences to severe, life-changing debilitations. Some people may only experience a few days of discomfort, while others may require surgery and long-term care.
Have you suffered a back injury in a car crash? Do you need legal representation to help aid you in the recovery process? We’ll unpack all of that here,
Continue Reading How Much is the Average Settlement for a Back Injury?

A side impact collision, also known as a T-bone collision, can be a very dangerous type of car accident. This is because the impact of the collision can be directly against the driver or passenger of the car, causing serious injuries or even death.
Overall, side impact collisions can be extremely dangerous and should be avoided if possible. If you are involved in one, it is important to seek medical attention immediately and to contact an experienced car accident attorney to help you navigate the legal process of filing a claim.
Why Are Side Impact Crashes So Deadly?
There are
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In the United States, approximately 1.4 million people are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs each year. This figure includes both men and women, and people of all ages. The vast majority of these arrests  — approximately 1.2 million — are for driving while intoxicated (DWI), which is a criminal offense. The remaining 200,000 or so arrests are for driving under the influence (DUI), which is usually a misdemeanor.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 10,598 alcohol-related fatal vehicle crashes resulting in 11,654 deaths in 2020.
In Arizona, there are about
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According to the University of Michigan, there are more than 200,000 pregnant people who are involved in car accidents each year — often with devastating effects. The U.S. National Library of Medicine reports that having a car accident while pregnant is the single biggest contributor to fetal injuries and mortality.
When it comes to car accidents, pregnant people are at a higher risk than the general population. This is because pregnancy itself is a risk factor for injury, and the added stress of a car accident can lead to even more serious fetal issues.
There are a few things that
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Phoenix summers are notorious for being extremely brutal. As we speed towards the summer months, temperatures rise, as do people’s tempers. Ongoing research as to why hot weather fuels crashes, in general, seems to point to the same factors. Specifically, researchers observe a correlation between warm weather and an increase in violent behavior. 
When temperatures are at their highest, aggressive driving behavior, such as horn honking and general road rage also spike. This correlation between high temperatures and aggressive behavior is referred to as the heat hypothesis. This hypothesis suggests that high temperatures can affect a variety of actions, and
Continue Reading Hot Temperatures = Hot Tempers: How Extreme Summer Heat Affects Drivers in Arizona

Accidents involving larger commercial trucks often result in severe injuries for drivers and passengers in the state of Arizona. If a person is harmed due to the negligent actions of a truck driver or trucking company, they should be able to recover compensation for their losses. This not only includes compensation for medical expenses, property damage, and lost wages, but also compensation for various types of non-economic pain and suffering losses.
What is Pain and Suffering After a Truck Accident?
The term “pain and suffering” is used quite often in the aftermath of a vehicle accident, but it is rarely
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Just like every other state in the country, Arizona law stipulates that individuals must be properly insured to remain legal on the roadway. However, a significant number of drivers in this state operate without insurance. Here, we want to discuss the various consequences of driving without insurance in this state. This includes potential monetary and civil penalties as well as financial consequences should an accident occur.
What Are Arizona’s Car Insurance Requirements?

Did you know that approximately 12% of drivers in the state of Arizona do not have insurance? The Insurance Information Institute keeps track of this data, and that
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At Torgenson Law, we always put an emphasis on driver safety in an effort to decrease the chances of personal injury. As an example, we always encourage Arizona citizens to utilize ride share options particularly to avoid drunk or buzzed driving. With that said, Uber and Lyft drivers can and will make mistakes on the roadways. Ride sharing drivers are just as likely to get involved in a car accident as you are. Just like any other car crash or personal injury matter, it is crucial for the victims to follow specific steps to insure that their injury rights are
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If you or somebody you love has been injured or sustained property damage in a motorcycle accident caused by the actions of another individual in Arizona, you will likely be able to recover compensation for your losses. However, every case is unique and the value of your injury damages depends on a variety of factors. Here, our motorcycle accident lawyers want to examine how much a motorcycle accident claim is really worth in Arizona.

Calculating Medical Bills
The absolute most important factor after a motorcycle accident occurs in Arizona is for the crash victim to seek medical care. Unfortunately, motorcycle
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With beautiful weather year-round and only warmer months ahead, Arizona offers a wide variety of outdoor activities for local and visiting thrill-seekers. Spring break season is upon us, and Arizona is an extremely popular destination for vacationers and tourists. As one of the top ten most visited states in the U.S., there are activities for everyone of any age to enjoy. Whether you’re snowboarding in Flagstaff, hiking the Grand Canyon, or visiting shooting ranges or Spring Training in Phoenix, it is important to not only have fun, but to stay safe. At Torgenson Law, our Arizona Injury Lawyers care about
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Center turning lanes are also referred to as “universal turn lanes,” or even a more ominous term, “suicide lanes.” The reality is that center turning lanes can lead to significant confusion, and we want to clear up some of that confusion here. This article will define center turning lanes as well as the rules that Arizona drivers need to be aware of when using these lanes.

What is a Center Turn Lane?
If it helps clear up some confusion, you can also think of a center turn lane as the median, except this is a median where individuals can drive
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Just like every other state in the country, Arizona law stipulates that individuals must be properly insured to remain legal on the roadway. However, a significant number of drivers in this state operate without insurance. Here, we want to discuss the various consequences of driving without insurance in this state. This includes potential monetary and civil penalties as well as financial consequences should an accident occur.
What Are Arizona’s Car Insurance Requirements?

Did you know that approximately 12% of drivers in the state of Arizona do not have insurance? The Insurance Information Institute keeps track of this data, and that
Continue Reading Consequences of Driving Without Insurance in Arizona

For professional golfers like ASU’s own Phil Mickelson and Jon Rahm, the Waste Management Phoenix Open is a golf tournament. From Thursday through Sunday, their minds will be sharp and focused, as they maneuver the fairways and greens of the Scottsdale golf course. The same cannot be said for the spectators that attend this event each year. For them, the Phoenix Open, often dubbed the “Wasted Management” Open, is a party. Nearly, if not more than million people attend the Waste Management Open this weekend. Unlike most golf tournaments where fans might be ejected for even the slightest sound, the
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Individuals who get into vehicle accidents typically need to file their car accident claim quickly after the incident occurs. Insurance carriers have strict reporting deadlines, and failing to file a report promptly could result in a claim delay or denial. Here, we want to discuss the time frames involved with vehicle accident claims in Arizona.
Do You Have to Report a Crash to Police in Arizona?
In the state of Arizona, law enforcement officials are required to report any vehicle accidents that result in an injury, death, property damage of more than $1,000, or incidents that result in the issuance
Continue Reading How Long do I Have to File a Car Accident Claim in Arizona?