Phoenix Criminal Law and Personal Injury Blog

What If Your Car Accident Claim Exceeds Insurance Policy Limits?

Recovering from an auto accident financially in Arizona takes bringing a claim against the insurance provider of the at-fault party and dealing with insurance claims adjusters. In most cases, an insurance company will provide benefits to cover 100% of a victim’s medical bills and property damages. After a serious or catastrophic car accident, however, an… read more

The Basics of Orders of Protection (Restraining Orders)

A protection order is a legal document ordering someone to stop all contact with you. It could order an abusive spouse out of your home or stop a stalker from communicating with you. Emergency protection orders can take effect immediately, while other types may take a few days to process. In the time of COVID-19,… read more

Changes to Truck Driver Regulations During COVID-19

The COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic has led to unprecedented changes to many ways of life. One significant change has occurred in the commercial trucking industry. On March 13, 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued its first-ever declaration of nationwide relief. The announcement came after President Trump declared a state of national emergency. Under the… read more

How to Drive Safely in Roundabouts

Cities install roundabouts to improve the safety and efficiency of some of the roads’ most dangerous sites: intersections. In Arizona in 2018, 276 car accidents happened at intersections. The number of intersection accidents almost matched the number of speeding-related accidents in Arizona the same year (285). A misunderstanding of how roundabouts work has led to… read more

Arizona Bicycle Laws

Getting into a bicycle accident could change your life. You may suffer severe injuries such as fractured bones or a traumatic brain injury. While you cannot control the drivers sharing Arizona’s roads with you, you can decrease your risk of getting into an accident by following the laws yourself. Learn Arizona’s bicycle laws to stay… read more

Rear-End Collisions

A rear-end collision occurs when one vehicle strikes the vehicle in front of it when both are traveling in the same direction. Rear-end collisions are common accidents in Arizona, especially on busy roads and congested highways with a lot of traffic. In fact, in 2018, they were Arizona’s most common type of collision. The state’s… read more

Moving Violations in Arizona

As a driver, it is your responsibility to obey every roadway rule and traffic law set in place in Arizona. Breaking even a minor traffic law is an infraction that could lead to fines or stiffer penalties, such as criminal charges. The two types of traffic offenses in Arizona are parking and moving violations. Both… read more

Turning Left on a Red Light in Arizona

Understanding roadway rules is one of your duties as a driver in Arizona. You have a legal obligation to know the laws that pertain to you as a motor vehicle operator. This includes what you may and may not do at red lights. Running a red light can lead to penalties such as a traffic… read more

Car Accident With an Uninsured Driver in Arizona

Car accident cases are difficult enough to navigate without a complicating factor such as an uninsured driver. Unfortunately, when the at-fault driver for your crash does not have insurance or is underinsured, it can be even harder to obtain fair compensation for your losses. You may have to take your case to court since the… read more