Phoenix Criminal Law and Personal Injury Blog

What Happens if a Police Car Causes an Accident?

Law enforcement officers might receive special training to drive their vehicles, but they are still human. They make mistakes, including driving distracted, that can cause car accidents. If a police car causes an accident and injures someone, the victim may be eligible to bring a claim against the officer and/or a law enforcement office in… read more

Whiplash Injury Compensation After a Car Accident

Whiplash is a common car accident injury that involves the neck. Whiplash can occur when the forces of an auto accident whip the head and neck rapidly back and forth, damaging or tearing the tendons or ligaments of the neck. When the head jerks forward and backward abruptly in a crash, the pressure it exerts… read more

Can You Sue in a No-Fault State?

Most states use fault laws to determine liability for car accidents. Fault car accident laws mean the party at fault, or responsible for causing the crash, will be financially responsible. Some states use no-fault laws. In a no-fault state, each victim will seek restitution from his or her insurance company, no matter who caused the… read more

Hitting a Pedestrian That Is Jaywalking

Every year, thousands of pedestrians suffer serious and debilitating injuries in traffic collisions. While negligent and distracted drivers cause many of these accidents, pedestrians can contribute by breaking roadway rules and incorrectly assuming they have the right-of-way. Jaywalking is a dangerous pedestrian practice that involves crossing the street where it may not be safe to… read more

How to Sue Public Transportation in Arizona

Using public transportation in Arizona comes with many benefits, including saving gas and helping the environment. It may not, however, be the safest mode of transportation if the vehicle and/or its driver is unreasonably dangerous. In 2017, 232 fatal traffic accidents involved buses in the U.S. Intercity buses accounted for 13% of all bus-related fatal… read more

Should You File a Lawsuit?

Filing a lawsuit is something the average person may not think about…until someone infringes on that person’s rights, resulting in serious harm. If someone else causes you or a loved one a significant personal injury or expensive property damage, a civil lawsuit in Arizona could be the solution to obtaining justice and financial recompense. A… read more

Arizona Top State in Red-Light Fatal Crashes

Running a red light is an act of recklessness that can kill. When a driver fails to stop at a red light, he or she puts others’ lives in jeopardy. Many factors can make this traffic violation result in fatal accidents. Red-light running often comes with behaviors such as speeding or drunk driving. According to… read more

Road Safety During Monsoon Season

Arizona’s annual monsoon season comes with a risk of high winds, rain and flash floods. Monsoon season can have dangerous and abrupt weather changes, such as lightning, thunder, hail, dust storms, extreme heat, thunderstorms and flooding. The season runs from June through September. Monsoon season is a part of life for people in Arizona. Driving… read more