Phoenix Personal Injury Law Blog – Breyer Law Offices, P.C.
Some of the most heinous car accidents are caused by reckless drunk drivers who decide to get behind the wheel while impaired. Alcohol and controlled substances severely hamper reaction times, making it incredibly difficult for intoxicated drivers to obey traffic laws and operate their cars safely. As such, it is against the law to drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the state of Arizona. Unfortunately, over 5,000 car accidents each year are caused by drunk drivers, resulting in approximately 3,500 injuries and 200 deaths. Drunk drivers are responsible for about 26% of all traffic fatalities nationwide. If you or a loved one were injured by a Phoenix drunk driver, Breyer Law Offices, P.C. can assist you with pursuing compensation and justice. To schedule a free consultation, call our Phoenix office at (602) 267-1280. Read the rest »
According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists are 35 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in traffic crashes, and are eight times more likely to be injured. While most of these crashes are due to drivers being unable to see motorcyclists, there are times when drunk drivers crash into motorcyclists and injure or kill them. Knowing your rights and responsibilities as a motorcyclist can help you make your case with the help of a qualified personal injury lawyer.
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Motorcycle riding for some people can be an exciting experience. However, accidents involving stationary objects often injure or kill motorcyclists. Nationally, 25% of motorcycle accidents involve stationary objects. Knowing your responsibilities and rights as a motorcyclist can help you avoid injuries or obtain compensation in an accident. Read the rest »
Motorcycles aren’t like other vehicles on the road; this is obvious just by looking at them. But in addition to their smaller size and lack of a surrounding frame around the rider, motorcycles also accelerate more easily than other vehicles. And, it’s also easier to lose control of them. When all of these factors are taken into consideration, there are certain types of accidents that are seen over and over again in the case of motorcycle crashes. Below are the top five causes of Phoenix motorcycle accidents: Read the rest »
When passenger vehicles get into a fender-bender, the resulting damage and injuries are often quite minor. However, because motorcycles aren’t as sturdy and they don’t offer as much protection; injuries from even a minor motorcycle accident can be severe. In fact, the United States federal government estimates that per mile traveled, the number of deaths resulting in motorcycle accidents was 26 times more than that in passenger vehicles. Read the rest »
Car accidents happen every day in Arizona, in every city, and more than you would ever think. In fact, Arizona’s car accident fatality rate of 1.24 is above that of the national fatality rate, which sat at 1.07 in 2014. And when you look at the 2015
Arizona car accident statistics below, you can see just how many people are affected by these accidents every day, and that the trend continues with each passing year. Read the rest »
This year, we decided to give back to the hard working students of America by holding a scholarship of our own! The 2016 Husband and Wife Team Scholarship received tons of impressive and inspiring essay applications from intelligent students all across the country, and after carefully reading them all, this is the moment we’ve all been waiting for…
Our finalists are:
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Unsafe lane changes are one of the top causes of automobile accidents, and they can cause devastating damage to all vehicles involved, as well as the drivers of those vehicles. There can be a number of causes for an improper or unsafe lane change, and while it’s sometimes the other driver’s fault, that’s not always the case.
Often, the driver making the unsafe lane change is at fault for any accident that occurs. There are a few top causes of these types of Phoenix motor vehicles lane change accidents, including: Read the rest »
Road debris is a common problem for drivers. Whether road debris is intentional, accidental, or from a natural disaster, it can cause serious injuries and fatalities. It is a traffic hazard that causes 25,000 crashes a year nationwide, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Knowing your rights as someone who has experienced injuries from road debris can help you recover damages. Read the rest »