Fourth of July & Deadly Car Accidents

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Arizona auto accident lawyersWith more than 41 million Americans expected to travel 50 miles or more from their homes between July 1 and July 5, 2015, this could be the deadliest Fourth of July weekend we have seen in years.

According to AAA, while these estimates include all modes of travel, a large number of families will travel to their destinations via car. Unfortunately, congested roads mean the potential for more deadly accidents.

If you or someone you love is injured in an auto accident, our auto accident lawyers can help get you the justice you deserve. Call 1-800-706-3000 for a free consultation.

To steer clear of danger, drivers and passengers are urged to wear their seatbelts, follow speed limits and avoid distracted driving.

According to recently released data from the National Coalition for Safer Roads, there are more red light runners on summer holiday weekends than at any other time. According to research, nearly four million drivers ran a red light in 2014.

Another area of concern during the holidays is drinking and driving. Officials say about 40 percent of the fatalities that occur over this holiday weekend can be attributed to intoxicated drivers. As a result, authorities will be out in force setting up sobriety checkpoints.

If alcohol is a part of your celebration plans this weekend remember to use common sense and designate a driver if you are partying away from home.

Experienced lawyers at the Phillips Law Group are well-versed in personal injury claims and auto accident litigation. Severe injuries in Phoenix occur due to car wrecks and drunk drivers during the time period around Independence Day. We can help you get the legal representation you need and deserve to be treated fairly after a car accident. 

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Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Car Accident Lawsuit

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Auto Accident LawyerCar accidents can often be a devastating experience and can turn your world upside down. And sometimes a lawsuit is the only viable solution to help you get back on your feet.

While it may seem like a straightforward plan, there are a number of things that can harm an unsuspecting accident victim’s claim.

Fortunately, the auto accident lawyers at Phillips Law Group have years of experience representing the injured and will walk with you through the complete litigation process

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What Not to Do

Everyone wants justice when they’ve been wronged. However, there are certain actions a personal injury victim can do to lose credibility of their claim. Some of these actions include:

Failure to Complete Medical Treatment - If your physician has informed you that you need to follow up for additional treatment or that you need physical therapy for a certain length of time, it is important to do so. The information that is documented during each visit will help substantiate your claim.

Failure to Disclose Accurate Claim Information - If you submit false claim information, your chances of receiving benefits will be greatly reduced.

Discarding pertinent information - While it’s ideal to think that your attorney will be able to gather every piece of evidence on their own, it’s important that you keep an accurate record of dates and copies of medical related information you may have including prescriptions to submit to your attorney.

The more you learn now about how you can improve your chances of securing a solid personal injury case, the more likely you are to receive the benefits and compensation you’re entitled to.

Contact the offices of the Phillips Law Group today for a free consultation to discuss your case. We can help you get the justice you deserve.

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What Happens When a Bicyclist Causes an Accident?

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beach cruiserPlenty of personal injury law firms specialize in bicycle accidents in the Phoenix, Arizona area. The vast majority of the law firms seek out cases where the bicyclist was injured by a vehicle. There are even firms that only accept cases from injured bicyclists.

The reason is grounded in that many plaintiff attorneys believe that the vast majority of the times, vehicles have an absolute duty to control the roadway, and drivers are in the best positions to prevent motor vehicle accidents.

If you or someone you love was injured as a result of bicyclist’s negligent actions, our experienced lawyers can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

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Recent statistics bring to light that often bicyclists are responsible for vehicle accidents. A recent article in the Washington Post titled, “This is what makes bicyclists blow through red lights,” cites an Arizona study that found nearly forty-four percent of vehicular accidents involving bicycles are the fault of the cyclist.

Bicyclists using roadways have a duty to obey traffic laws. This means where bicycle lanes are available, cyclists should use the lanes. It means where a traffic control device requires a vehicle to stop or yield, a cyclist should stop or yield. However, the truth is that bicyclists often ignore traffic laws. They ignore red lights, they enter vehicle-only lanes, they suddenly cross in front of moving vehicles, and they speed down public sidewalks or quickly enter traffic from a public sidewalk.

A vehicle operator has a duty to control their car in the way other reasonable vehicle operators should. However, this rule doesn’t give bicyclists carte blanche over roadways, and it doesn’t impute liability on every driver involved in an accident where a bicycle played a role. Cyclists have a duty as well, and if it can be proved that a cyclist caused a car accident by breaching that duty, that cyclist is liable to injured drivers and passengers.

If you were injured in a car accident where a bicyclist was at fault contact Phillips Law Group.

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New Study Reveals Alcohol Impacts Drivers More than Marijuana

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car smashed front thumbnailAs more states continue to consider the legalization of marijuana, a new study has revealed that alcohol impairs drivers more than marijuana.

Several studies have launched in an effort to determine how marijuana impacts drivers. In this instance, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Office on National Drug Control Policy, and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration funded the study.

No matter if is it legal or not, no one should ever get behind the wheel while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you or someone you love has been injured in an auto accident with an impaired driver, the victim may be entitled to compensation for their pain and suffering.

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According to researchers, alcohol significantly increased lane departures and maximum lateral acceleration during observation. Drivers under the influence of marijuana were actually more likely to drive cautiously to compensate for their impairment. Alcohol-influenced drivers underestimated their impairment and took more risks.

Participants drove a simulator for 45 minutes while researchers focused on how many times the car left the lane, weaved out of the lane and the speed of the vehicle.

Although marijuana had less of an effect on drivers, the drug did impair driving performance. Specifically, the drug reduced the driver’s peripheral vision, which is basically tunnel vision.

In 2009, a different study concluded similarly that marijuana users compensated effectively while driving as a result of their impairment. However, the combination or marijuana with alcohol eliminated the use of such strategies effectively.

Law enforcement continues to work on finding ways to determine what the legal limit may be for marijuana, similar to the limit for alcohol.

Have you or someone you love been injured in a car wreck caused by an impaired driver? The experienced car crash lawyers at Phillips Law Group can thoroughly investigate your claim and help to determine your legal options.

We have obtained millions on behalf of clients who have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, and are ready to help you with your claim.

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Arizona Department of Transportation Prepares for Monsoon Season

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flood warning signMonsoon season is here, and this year, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) wants to be prepared after last year’s disastrous season.

In 2014, a record breaking 3.29 inches of rain fell in Phoenix in one day. It was considered the wettest day on record since 1895. On average, rainfall during the entire monsoon season is 2.71 inches.

Dozens of people were injured during monsoon season in automobile and personal injury accidents. If you or someone you love has been hurt as a result of another individual’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

For a free review of your claim, call 1-800-706-3000.

Arizona DOT Preparations

One of the main hazards associated with monsoon season is flooding, specifically flash flooding. Rainfall during monsoon season is heavy and does not soak into the ground easily, which leads to large amounts of flooding.

The Phoenix Streets Department has been working to trim trees and secure equipment should a sudden storm arise. Last year’s storms made the Streets Department realize that having signs and equipment stored in different areas of the city would be helpful. Additionally, new equipment will make it easier and quicker to build makeshift dams along roadways to keep the water out.

If a driver encounters a light that has gone out during a storm, the intersection should be treated like a four-way stop while the light is out.

Drivers are also being encouraged to ‘Pull Aside, Stay Alive,’ a campaign focusing on dust storms. During monsoon season, drivers are much more likely to suddenly be caught in a dust storm. The ADOT encourages drivers to pull over, turn off all vehicle lights, set the emergency brake, and stay in the vehicle with a seatbelt on until the storm passes.

If you or someone you love is injured in a wreck this monsoon season, contact the car accident lawyers with the experience you need to fight for your rights.

Contact Phillips Law Group at 1-800-706-3000 or fill out a free case review.

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