Phoenix Personal Injury Law Blog – Breyer Law Offices, P.C.
When trucks crash with other vehicles on the road, it can have disastrous results. Trucks weigh approximately 10,000 pounds and because of the devastating effects they can have, truck drivers need to be even more aware and highly focused while on the road. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case and in many cases, driver error is the cause of Arizona truck accidents. However, there can be other contributing factors that aren’t necessarily the fault of the driver. Read the rest »
A quick look in the backyards of Phoenix homes will tell you that nearly everyone has a swimming pool, and it’s not hard to understand why. Phoenix, Arizona has some of the hottest summers throughout the country, and there’s nothing more refreshing than taking a dip after a long, hot day. But a lot can happen in a swimming pool and it can all happen very quickly. So, how do things go wrong in a swimming pool? And when they do, who’s to blame? Read the rest »
Texting and driving is one of the biggest threats to people on the road across the country. It’s true. In 2012, alcohol-related car crashes accounted for 3,328 deaths while distracted driving was the cause of 10,322 deaths. It’s becoming an epidemic, which leads many Arizonians to wonder why there are still no state laws pertaining to texting and driving, which leads many to believe that cell phone accidents are some of the most preventable car accidents in the state.
Senator Steve Farley started to push for a change to the cell phone laws in Arizona. Not only were his efforts unsuccessful, but he was actually ridiculed for trying to pass a law that “had no hope of passing.” The issue then remained dormant until 2012, when the Arizona House of Representatives tried once again to pass an anti-distracted driving law. Read the rest »
Big Surf, Wet n’ Wild, Golfland Sunsplash, and Enchanted Island. These are just some of the favorite spots among families in Arizona, especially during the scorching hot summer months. But along with the splashing and laughing that happens at these waterparks, there are also unfortunately many accidents each year. So who’s mostly at risk for a waterpark accident, and who’s to blame when they happen? Read the rest »
Dog bites are by far the most common injury incurred by dogs, in and around homes, as well as at dog parks. But what other accidents can happen at dog parks? And when they do, what does the state of Arizona say about dog park accident liability?
- Barking at or threatening people: Dogs don’t have to physically injure someone in order to be a threat. Barking at people incessantly or growling at them can scare a person and make them feel threatened. This could be enough that the injured person has a claim for dog park accident liability but a very rare claim. Read the rest »
Dog bite incidents are some of the most controversial in terms of personal injury law. Some individuals, and even some states, have laws in place that automatically euthanize a dog should they ever bite an individual while others listen to both sides before deciding who’s at fault. In Arizona, the law is simple. If a dog bites someone, the owner of the dog is held responsible. Of course, there are some exceptions to this rule. Read the rest »
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 »