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2.26 The Dangers of Fatigue in Truckers

Do Commercial Trucks Have Safety Features?

The number of fatal commercial truck accidents increases every year. And because there is a shortage of truck drivers and limited space to carry cargo, companies impose tight deadlines. As a result, drivers may speed, drive while they are tired, or exceed federal limits on the number of consecutive hours driving. However, some commercial trucking companies have added safety features to lower the risk of crashes. Though these safety features may not completely eliminate the risk of accidents, they go [...]

1.15 Do Seatbelt Laws Apply to Truckers in Arizona?

Do Seatbelt Laws Apply to Truckers in Arizona?

Wearing a seatbelt is one of the most important things you can do as a driver or passenger. According to the CDC, seatbelts help reduce accident injury rates across the country by nearly 50%. Though it may seem intuitive, it’s important to know all seatbelt laws, especially since Arizona seatbelt laws are often enforced and categorized differently from other states. Furthermore, it’s important for truckers and those who drive near commercial trucks on a regular basis to understand specific [...]

What is the Safest Location in Your Car for Your Child?

What is the Safest Location in Your Car for Your Child?

Across the nation, each state has rules as well as recommendations as to where a child can sit when in an automobile. It is commonly suggested that children under the age of 17 shouldn’t sit in the front seat and even if they do, many states require that they must wear a seatbelt. In Arizona, all children that are younger than eight and shorter than 4’9” must ride in the back seat. Depending on their stature and age, they [...]

2.26 Getting the Right Amount of Insurance For Your Vehicle

Getting the Right Amount of Insurance For Your Vehicle

Every driver on the road needs car insurance to protect themselves and other drivers on the road. By law, all drivers must insure their vehicles — but they’re often confused by the number of options available to them. Deciding how much coverage, what type of coverage, and which insurer can be intimidating, particularly for new drivers. If you have questions about your car insurance or have been injured in a car accident in Arizona, contact our car accident lawyers in [...]

1.15 How Fault is Determined in a Rear-End Truck Accident

How Fault is Determined in a Rear-End Truck Accident

A rear-end accident occurs when a vehicle hits the vehicle in front of it, and these accidents are exceedingly common. If one car crashes into the back of another vehicle, the driver of the first car will most likely be found at fault for the crash. However, there may be situations when the hit driver is partially to blame. Though most may think that fault in rear-end collisions is cut and dry, some states assign partial fault, including Arizona. [...]

2.5 How Common Are Semi-Truck Accidents?

How Common Are Semi-Truck Accidents?

Semi-truck accidents often result in serious, often fatal, injuries for victims. When drivers of large tractor-trailers cause accidents, victims are left with exorbitant medical costs and critical injuries. For those reasons and more, it’s important to stay aware of 18-wheelers on the road. Furthermore, it’s important to understand the frequency of semi-truck accidents. Knowing how often these catastrophic crashes occur helps drivers mitigate risk while they’re on the road. If you’ve sustained injuries in a truck accident in Arizona, contact the [...]

Accidents from Poorly Maintained Roads in Arizona

Accidents from Poorly Maintained Roads in Arizona

It seems like there is an unlimited number of ways that traffic accidents can happen, and traffic accidents occur often. There are more than six million car accidents that take place across the country every year and they not only inflict major harm and destruction on the population but they are extremely expensive and cost the country a tremendous amount of money. While more approximately 95% or more of accidents take place from driver error, there are still other [...]

When Can Your Child Sit in the Front Seat of You Car

When Can Your Child Sit in the Front Seat of Your Car?

When it comes to your child’s safety, there’s almost nothing you wouldn’t do. Driving from place to place or using another form of transportation whether it be a bus or motorcycle happens so often every day it is easy not to consider the immense danger that exists when you get into a moving vehicle. There are so many reasons why a car accident can take place such as driver error, which is the most common reason for collisions, defective [...]

Managing Neck and Back Pain After an Arizona Automobile Accident

Managing Neck and Back Pain After an Arizona Automobile Accident

In 2019 the state of Arizona Department of Transportation reported that there were 129,750 total crashes and 36,926 were injury accidents. A large portion of accidents ends in some form of injury. Victims can suffer both substantial physical and mental trauma from accidents. If you have been in an Arizona car accident and you were injured it wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility that you sustained either whiplash, neck and/or back pain, headaches, or fractured and broken [...]

Who is Liable in an Arizona FedEx Accident

Who is Liable in an Arizona FedEx Accident?

FedEx accidents have the potential to inflict serious harm to others that are hit in smaller vehicles. There are well over 50,000 FedEx delivery drivers that are driving on the country’s roads at any time. There are certain safety precautions that FedEx delivery drivers must follow in order to keep themselves and others safe on the roads. Across the commercial trucking industry, there exist widespread problems with drivers and trucking companies sticking to these guidelines and as a result, [...]