Phoenix Personal Injury Law Blog – Breyer Law Offices, P.C.
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 »
Rear end accidents occur when one vehicle runs into the back of another. While these accidents with two vehicles can be very serious, when talking about motorcycles, it’s much more likely that the accident is more serious, even at the lowest speeds.
Because the front of other vehicles are often much higher than the back of motorcycles, the back tire of a motorcycle can be lifted when rear-ended, and the motorcyclist can be thrown forward, off their bike. Another car, or even the car that initially hit the bike, can then hit the motorcyclist, causing multiple injuries. Read the rest »
With just over 2,000 automobile accidents every year in the state of Arizona alone, some of those involve cyclists. And a small number of these accidents also involve police cars. So, what do you do if you’re a bike rider struck by Phoenix police? Largely you’ll follow the same steps that you would if you were hit by any other kind of vehicle. But it’s extremely important that in these cases, you get a Phoenix lawyer that will help protect your rights. Read the rest »
Riding a bicycle in Mesa is not without risks. Statistics show that in Arizona, there were nearly 2,000 bicycle accidents that occurred in 2011 alone. Of these, 1,600 cyclists were injured and 23 were killed. If you’re on a bicycle and are in a crash, particularly if you are involved in a collision with an automobile, chances are that you will suffer a serious injury. It is important to remember that both the driver of the automobile and their insurance agents will try to pin the blame on you for the accident, given that Arizona has a comparative negligence law. Read the rest »
In many ways, cycling is the ideal transportation method. It’s green, it’s fun, and it’s a great way to stay fit. Home to ASU and bustling Mill Ave., Tempe is something of a burgeoning bike hub, with students and residents alike exploring the town on two wheels. Yet the modern cyclist faces hidden perils. From blind spots and potholes to careless drivers, the road can be a minefield—especially in driver-centric Arizona.
Sadly, car-bike collisions often end in broken bones, as unprotected bodies have no real protection against the force of a fast-moving car. Read the rest »
There are no federal laws concerning the wearing of helmets for bicycle riders. Arizona also has no statewide laws about cyclists wearing helmets, either. But, some individual cities and municipalities do have mandatory helmet laws. Since we have offices throughout the state, we’ll list the locations where bicycle helmet laws exist.
• Tucson and all of Pima County require bicyclists aged 18 and under to wear a helmet.
• Flagstaff requires all bicyclists aged 18 and under to wear helmets. Violators of this law will receive a fine of $25 to $75, but the fine will be removed if the person obtains a helmet.
• Phoenix requires that all bicyclists aged 18 and under to wear helmets.
• Sierra Vista requires all bicyclists aged 18 and under to wear helmets.
• Yuma requires all bicyclists aged 18 and under to wear helmets. Read the rest »
Mark and Alexis Breyer of Breyer Law Offices, P.C. were recently featured in North Valley Magazine, a bi-monthly lifestyle magazine that covers the Phoenix metropolitan area. Alexis and Mark were featured in the magazine for being recognized as two of the top attorneys in Arizona for injury and wrongful death law. The Husband and Wife Law Team has been practicing personal injury and wrongful death law together, giving them over 40 combined years of legal experience. Read the rest »
Earlier this year the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety named Arizona one of the most dangerous states in the nation for motor vehicle operators. Their report put Arizona in the “red,” with less than 7 of the 15 required laws necessary to be considered “safe.” The reasons for this are many – from seat belt requirements to lax texting while driving regulations. But one of the law that stands out the most and is usually the most hotly contested, is the lack of any required motorcycle helmet law. Currently Arizona only requires riders 18 and younger to wear a helmet. Read the rest »
In early March 2016, a chapter of the Arizona Hell’s Angels rented out a movie theater in Tempe to celebrate their 68th anniversary. It was Saturday afternoon and the marquee film was Hell’s Angels Forever, a 1983 documentary that chronicled the history of the club. Roughly 100 people attended the screening at Pollack Tempe Cinemas. The screening went on at exactly noon, ran its allotted time, and as a statement by the group explained: “Not only were there no issues or incidents at the first screening, there has never been a problem at any H-A event in the state of Arizona.” Read the rest »