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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 on the neck can be harmful.
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 accident.
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 do so.
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.
Getting frustrated behind the wheel is common – especially on some of Arizona’s busiest roads during rush hour. Frustration and stress, however, are not the same as intentionally intimidating or harming another person because of road rage. Road rage is an act of extreme aggressive driving that can lead to criminal charges such as assault.