Auto Accident | Phoenix Personal Injury Law Blog
Car accidents can happen when you least expect them, and in the chaotic aftermath, it’s easy to overlook your own well-being. Sometimes, many car accident injuries are not immediately evident. Such injuries might not be discovered without being evaluated by a medical professional with access to advanced diagnostic techniques. As a result, seeking immediate medical attention after a Phoenix car accident is crucial, even if you feel fine.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Dashcams have a lot of benefits – they can help confirm what happened during an accident and they help protect your vehicle when it’s parked. But the information on your dashcam can also be used against you in a criminal case or a civil lawsuit.
If you’ve been injured in a traffic accident, you’ll want to consult with a Phoenix car accident lawyer right away. Your attorney can review your dashcam video and advise on your best legal options.
When an animal darts in front of your car, you are forced to make a split-second decision that could have horrible consequences. If you swerve to avoid the animal, serious injury may result for you, your passengers, and people traveling in other vehicles.
It’s not a pleasant decision to make, but experienced law enforcement officers recommend against swerving to avoid an animal in the roadway. But there are cases where colliding with a large animal such as a steer causes serious injuries for drivers and their passengers, so liability in these cases may not be easy to determine.
As more people move to the state and our suburbs continue to grow, drivers are more likely to come into contact with tractors and other types of farm vehicles on the road.
Farm vehicles have the right to use the roads as long as these vehicles are being used for farming-related activities. And they still have to follow the rules like everybody else.
The holiday season is special. It’s a great time to visit relatives, and old friends may be in town. But increased traffic caused by holiday travelers, rainy weather, people driving under the influence, and other factors can make it a hazardous time to drive.
Driving has the highest fatality rate of all the major forms of transportation. In a recent year, over 42,000 people died on our roads and highways. Most of us still have to work during the holiday season, and commutes become more difficult as more people are out driving.
If you’re like most drivers, when you hit construction on your way to and from the office every day, you get frustrated. Your hands tightly grip the wheel, your heart rate goes up, and all you want to do is weave in and out of the cars stopped in front of you so you can get to your destination faster.
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