Phoenix Personal Injury Law Blog – Breyer Law Offices, P.C.
A new texting-while-driving ban has been passed in Arizona and took effect on January 1st, 2021. While some cities in Arizona have already issued cellphone bans in the past, this new law is meant to focus on the state as a whole, to push for safer roads. Distracted driving is a serious issue on the roadways across America, and especially in Arizona itself. The law is already having a major impact on the community.
The ability to see is something that many people take for granted. We use our eyes to navigate, communicate, and avoid danger. Unfortunately, sight doesn’t last forever, and many Arizonans experience vision loss as time marches on.
What you may not know, however, is that you can suffer vision loss through brain damage, meaning that an accident that didn’t injure your eyes in any way can still take your sight away.
With the holidays drawing near, many people in Arizona are excited to cook delicious food, celebrate with friends, and send presents to family. However, the holidays are not the brightest time of the year for everyone.
In fact, every holiday season sees a spike in car accidents, and many families are left grappling with the sudden injury or loss of someone they love. There are many factors that go into “why the winter holidays are such a dangerous time of year for people on the road,” but in our experience, there are a few more common causes.
Insurance companies rarely play nice, especially when they are being asked to pay out money. While we turn to insurance companies to help us recover from catastrophic accidents, they tend to put their own profits over their duty to their clients. That means that they will do everything they can to undervalue your settlement, and give you as little in compensation as possible. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to make sure you receive proper compensation following an accident.
Distracted driving has long been an issue that puts everyone on the road in danger. However, since the popularity of mobile devices has skyrocketed over the past decade, distracted driving accidents have also skyrocketed. In response, many states have banned the use of a cellphone while driving. Arizona has, sadly, not been among them… until this coming January. Starting in 2021, the state of Arizona will ban certain cellphone use for drivers.
After finding yourself in a serious car accident, you will naturally turn to your insurance provider for help. After all, the reason you have auto insurance is to have your expenses covered in case you are ever involved in a collision. However, insurance companies exist to make a profit first, and help their customers second. Even if you have been the model client, they may still decide that your settlement isn’t worth what you ask, and deny your claim. This is called acting in bad faith, and it can leave you with no coverage after an accident.
Everyone has experienced a burn at some point in their life. Whether it was a minor one from touching a hot pan, or a severe one from a catastrophic auto accident, everyone has had at least one burn at some point. However, what a lot of people don’t realize is that there are many kinds of burns, and many ways to sustain one. Even worse? When these burns happen due to someone else’s negligence.
The elderly need constant care and attention in order to remain healthy and safe. That is often why families may decide that an elderly loved one would do better in a retirement home that can care for them than alone in a house. Few people are able to provide their older loved ones with constant support, especially if all members of the family are working or in school. Nursing homes and retirement facilities are designed to provide round-the-clock care to their residents. However, not all staff do their jobs and not all facilities enforce proper care standards. Knowing what neglect looks like can help you keep your loved one safe and hold those who mistreated them accountable for their actions.
While the term “phantom driver” sounds like it’s straight out of a movie, these dangerous drivers are all too real and all too dangerous. The problem is that a phantom driver leaves behind very little evidence, leaving you in a position where you have to prove someone else was at fault for your accident. Never fear, however, as a skilled attorney can help you get the compensation you need.
Nothing is as freeing as riding on the back of a motorcycle. We should know; The Husband and Wife Law Team are motorcycle enthusiasts ourselves. But for passengers, as thrilling as it can be, they are also the most exposed on Arizonan roadways. That means, if you are involved in a collision, you are completely at the mercy of the person handling the motorcycle and the other driver. This can make it especially confusing once it comes time to file a claim. Whose liability insurance policy covers you? Both of theirs? Neither? Do you have a right to file against either one of them?
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