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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.
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.
Your first family mini-van is almost like a rite of passage. It marks the stage in your life when you know you can easily transport your entire household, pets including, on road trips, sports games, and family gatherings. You also expect this vehicle to last you for years, and hopefully throughout the entire time your kids are living at home.
That’s why you might take your time in picking the right vehicle, from reading up on new safety features to crash test ratings to customer reviews. But it is important to know that the standard mini-van, like most vehicles, has inherent issues that can lead to serious injuries.
When first being taught to drive, you were likely told to obey the speed limit. Sadly, many drivers choose to neglect this rule as they get older, choosing to, instead, go ten, twenty, thirty, sometimes even forty miles per hour over the speed limit. This kind of behavior isn’t just illegal; it’s also reckless and incredibly dangerous. Many drivers and passengers alike have been killed due to speeding.
Growing up, you were likely taught about how dangerous drunk drivers and distracted drivers can be. What your instructor may have neglected to mention is the very real danger that aggressive drivers pose. Every year, countless people become involved in accidents due to an aggressive driver’s rash and reckless behavior. No amount of safe and defensive driving can prevent an accident if an aggressive driver loses control. That is why keeping these safety tips in mind is key to avoiding accidents while on the road.
When first learning to drive, you may have felt your heart rate spike when you came to an intersection. Who has the right of way? Will the other drivers let you through? What if one of them ignores the stop signs and T-bones you? As you became a little more experienced, you may have stopped worrying as much about intersections. Sadly, those new driver jitters may have been far more warranted than you realized.
Reporting an accident was once an incredibly difficult process in Tucson. In fact, it was likely the police department didn’t even send an officer over to the scene of your accident to take a statement or write up a report. This inaction made filing claims for auto accidents incredibly difficult, as police reports are among the most useful pieces of evidence you can use during the claim process. Thankfully, the Tucson Collision Reporting Center was recently established in order to solve this pressing issue.
When we think of car accidents, we often picture two cars colliding with each other. But that isn’t always the case. Many accidents are actually with fixed objects. In cases like that, you may assume that the only liable person would be the one driving the car, but that simply isn’t always true. With a little investigation, you may find that there is a party responsible for the object being in the road and the accident that occurred because of it.
Teaching your child to drive is a rite of passage every parent goes through. From the frustration of getting them to use just one foot for the gas and brake to the fear of them taking a turn too sharply, it’s an experience you’ll likely never forget. But nothing is scarier than when your teen finally earns their license and drives off on their own for the very first time. You know how dangerous the roads can be, and no matter how well you taught your teen, there’s still the chance they’ll be involved in a serious accident.
Monsoon season is a fact of life in Arizona. After a hot and dry start to summer, we get hit with heavy winds, dense rains, and seemingly non-stop thunderstorms. While we may not see a single cloud the rest of the year, from June 15 to September 30, it is pretty safe to assume that we’ll see at least a handful of storms. Many of us have come to expect this kind of weather, that doesn’t make the flash floods, lightning strikes, or thick mud any less dangerous, especially when you are on the road.
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