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Department of Public Safety to Distribute 7,500 Flyers on Distracted Driving Law to Offenders

Distracted drivers who get pulled over by Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers will be receiving two-sided flyers with information about the state’s distracted driving law that took effect on April 22 of this year. The flyers break down the hands-free law that took effect earlier this year, says Christopher Nelson, a DPS trooper. The…

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Protecting Yourself From Wrong-Way Drivers

It is a Behavior Issue “Five Dead in Wrong-Way Crash," reads the headline — or some variation of it — on local news outlets. Once again, lives are lost in Arizona because of a wrong-way driver. The latest tragedy took place at the start of the long Memorial Day weekend on I-40, west of Kingman. The Arizona Department of Public Safety said an 82-year-old…

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The Risk of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Following a Car Accident

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious issue that affects millions of people every year throughout the country. PTSD can be caused by any traumatic or violent event, including car accidents. Research has shown that roughly nine percent of the population that is involved in a car accident will develop some form of PTSD. The number increases…

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Reasons Why Car Insurance Claims Are Often Denied and How to Avoid It

After a car accident, the usual next step is to file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company. Compensation from an insurance claim is necessary for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, as well as other damages associated with your accident and resulting injuries. Unfortunately, many car insurance claims are denied and the…

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When Trucking Company Negligence Leads to a Truck Accident

Negligent truck companies can cause accidents due to hiring unqualified drivers, inadequate vehicle maintenance, inspections and repairs as well as being non-compliant to federal regulations. These and several other reckless acts can seriously injure drivers, passengers and others sharing  the road. If you have been in a truck accident due to negligence,…

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Arizona Rated One of the Worst States for Highway Safety Laws

According to a national report released by the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (AHAS), Arizona is one of the worst states for highway safety laws. The report rates all 50 states including the District of Columbia on their progress towards enacting 16 fundamental highway safety laws. In 2017, more than 37,000 people were killed in motor vehicle…

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Arizona Goes Hands-Free; Bans Texting and Driving

On April 22, 2019, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed House Bill 2318 — banning the use of hand-held mobile devices while driving — in hopes of changing driver behavior in the state. Texting and driving is now considered a primary offense, which means you can get pulled over if you are caught doing it. The statewide ban will replace local ordinances,…

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GasBuddy Study Reveals Phoenix Ranks Among Worst for Speeding Incidents

Phoenix drivers are some of the most aggressive in the state, and they are ranked among the worst for incidents involving speeding, according to a recent GasBuddy study. GasBuddy is a fuel-finding app that gathers data for drivers, and it recently revealed how common speeding incidents are in this city. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car…

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What Are My Rights as a Passenger in a Car Accident?

If you were injured in a car accident as a passenger, you may be confused about your rights. You may feel bad about filing a claim against the driver of the vehicle you were in. However, it is important to remember that you are not taking action against them personally. You are simply protecting your rights to be compensated for the harm you experienced…

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Determining the Value of My Truck Accident Claim

Truck accidents are often serious and can result in significant injuries. Many of these claims are settled before trial. However, it is important for accident victims to understand the value of their claim before accepting a settlement offer. Our Phoenix truck accident lawyers at Phillips Law Group have experience pursuing maximum compensation on…

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