Phoenix Criminal Law and Personal Injury Blog

Dangerous Road Conditions for Motorcyclists

The average motorcycle weighs about 400 pounds – significantly lighter than the typical 3,000- to 4,000-pound motor vehicle. The lighter weight and smaller size of a motorcycle make it more vulnerable to dangerous road conditions. While a standard passenger vehicle may be able to go over a pothole easily, for example, the same pothole could… read more

Water Safety for Kids

Swimming, floating, boating and other water activities are fun for children in Arizona, especially during the state’s sweltering summers. It is imperative, however, for parents to supervise children during water activities and follow other safety rules. Accidental drowning is a highly prominent cause of child hospitalizations and deaths in Arizona. Drowning Statistics in Arizona Bodies… read more

Handling a Personal Injury Claim on Your Own vs. Hiring a Lawyer

A serious injury could change your life. You could face a long-term or permanent disability, along with hurdles such as expensive medical bills and the inability to go back to work. The accident may have also cost you in property damages and pain and suffering. When a personal injury impacts your life significantly, it is… read more

Police Stops in Arizona

A routine traffic stop is something most drivers experience at least once in their lives. Law enforcement officers in Arizona can conduct traffic stops for broken roadway rules such as speeding, illegal turns, unsafe lane changes, drunk driving, ignored red lights and reckless driving. Offenders can receive tickets and fines. Knowing what to do during… read more

Booster Seat Laws in Arizona

Booster seats are incredibly important safety systems for child passengers in motor vehicles. They lift a child to the correct height to be able to use the vehicle’s safety belts. In the US in 2017, about 116,000 children 12 and younger were injured and 675 died in motor vehicle accidents. Car crashes are a leading… read more

Types of Field Sobriety and BAC Tests

Driving while drunk or intoxicated is against the law in all 50 states. Most states have set a legal threshold determining when a driver is too drunk to drive. This threshold is in terms of blood alcohol concentration (BAC), or the amount of alcohol in a driver’s bloodstream. Law enforcement officers may use other means… read more

Motorcycle Laws in Arizona

The Grand Canyon State has many attractions for motorcyclists. Thousands of residents and tourists in Arizona use motorcycles to commute to work, get around and visit destinations such as national parks. Unfortunately, many motorcyclists end up with serious and fatal personal injuries in traffic accidents in Arizona every year. In 2016, the most recent year… read more

What are Arizona’s E-Scooter Laws?

Electric scooters, or e-scooters, have come to Arizona in droves as companies such as Spin, Lime and Bird bring tens of thousands of rentable e-scooters to major cities. These companies offer low-cost e-scooter rentals to the public through apps. While many residents are quick to try out rentable e-scooters, most do not fully understand the… read more

How to Dispute Fault in a Car Accident

Fault in a car accident refers to the person or party responsible for causing the vehicle collision. In fault-based states, including Arizona, it is necessary to determine fault before filing an insurance claim. The at-fault party will be the person whose insurance must pay for victims’ damages. If someone is alleging your fault for a… read more

What to Do After a Car Accident

You have just been in a car accident in Arizona. You have injuries and significant property damages, as well as emotional distress. You might not know who is to blame for your auto accident, but you can still take steps to optimize your odds of recovering compensation for your losses. Protect your rights by obeying… read more