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How Does One’s Age Affect Car Accident Risk?

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on August 30, 2023

Older woman behind the wheel adjusting her glasses.

Statistically speaking, drivers in certain age groups are more likely to be involved in accidents than others. Teen drivers and older adult drivers have a higher risk of a crash, but middle-aged drivers also have certain risk factors. It is important to understand the connection between age and car accidents to help keep yourself and your family safe.

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Posted in: Auto Accident

How Does the Time of Day Affect Car Accident Likelihood?

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on August 20, 2023

Gridlock traffic on the freeway

Many different factors can contribute to car accidents, including the time of day. During certain hours, the risk of a crash is higher than at other times. The most dangerous driving hours can vary depending on the day of the week and the time of year. It is important to know the safest and riskiest times of day for driving, so you can plan your trips for the lowest risk of an accident.

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Posted in: Auto Accident

How Teslas and Other Electric Vehicles Threaten Buildings

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on August 10, 2023

Tesla charging station near a building

When electric car batteries explode or catch on fire, the danger to vehicle occupants is extreme. Those who are present in nearby buildings may also be at risk. Defects and issues with electric vehicles can lead to building fires and a risk of serious injury.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Arizona Shouldn’t Follow Texas’s Anti-Water-Break Actions

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on July 30, 2023

Construction Contractors building a big new home

Texas eliminated mandated water breaks for construction workers by passing House Bill 2127. The bill was approved by the legislature, signed by the governor, and will go into effect on September 1, 2023.

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Phoenix Renters Are Raising Unlit Courtyard Safety Concerns

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on July 20, 2023

Panoramic view of an idyllic Montreal apartment complex with a landscaped courtyard in late Springtime on a clear sunny day.

Inadequate lighting on a property can lead to serious accidents and invite crime. Tenants of a Phoenix apartment complex have complained that multiple courtyard lights have been out for weeks, despite a recent murder committed just outside the complex’s gates, as reported by AZ Family. Although a tenant sent multiple emails to the office manager and leasing agent, the issue was not corrected.

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Posted in: Premises Liability

Will Self-Driving Cars Actually Make Our Roads Safer?

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on July 10, 2023

Driving down an empty highway in a high-tech autonomous Tesla vehicle. Young man drives along a scenic rural motorway hands-free in a modern self-steering car.

Autonomous vehicles have the potential to revolutionize transportation and reduce the number of vehicle accidents. Although, self-driving cars come with potential risks that must be addressed as they continue on the path of widespread adoption.

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Posted in: Auto Accident

Can a Lack of Safety Gear Count Against an Injured Runner?

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on June 30, 2023

young woman runner running on city bridge road

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Arizona ranked sixth on a list of states with the highest pedestrian accident rates. In a state that is considered one of the most dangerous for those traveling on foot, it is important to understand the legal aspects and responsibilities associated with accidents involving runners. In this blog, we will discuss the legal duty of care motorists have to runners as well as the elements involved in determining negligence and liability.

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Posted in: Pedestrian Accident

Are Motorcycles Significantly More Dangerous Than Cars?

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on June 20, 2023

Motorcycle in the right bottom corner of a gorgeous orange sunset with clouds.

Motorcycle accidents can be significantly more catastrophic than other collisions on the road. Riders have less protection, even when wearing the proper gear, which makes them more vulnerable. Motorcycles are also inherently more dangerous because they are less stable than passenger vehicles, which have four wheels. As such, it is no surprise that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated that motorcyclist deaths happen 28 times more than deaths in other vehicles.

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Posted in: Motorcycle Accident

How AI Could Help Prevent Truck Accidents in the Future

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on June 10, 2023

Businessman touching the brain working of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Automation, Predictive analytics, Customer service AI-powered chatbot, analyze customer data, business and technology

Artificial intelligence (AI) utilizes computer systems to carry out tasks that require human intelligence. It has become increasingly popular and applied in various industries, including the trucking industry. AI could be used in a truck’s dash cam to monitor a driver’s performance and give feedback. With this technology, trucking companies could more effectively observe their drivers and assess what could be improved. They could also use AI to streamline their operations better.

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Posted in: Truck Accident

Why Do People Drive Without Their Lights On at Night?

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on May 30, 2023

A car in the middle of a field in the dusk with its lights off

At one time, driving at night without headlights was a mistake drivers rarely made. In older model vehicles, the dashboard remains dark until you turn the headlights on, which is an automatic reminder. You may have noticed more people driving at night without headlights recently. There are two reasons why this serious driving error is occurring more frequently today:

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Posted in: Auto Accident

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