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Calculating the Value of Your Car Crash Damage Claim

One of the most important questions about a car crash claim is: what is it worth? Insurance companies and personal injury attorneys have different methods for calculating a claim’s value. There are pros and cons to each. Learn more about both and the information lawyers and insurance companies need to make these calculations.    What Your Lawyer Needs…

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Who is at Fault in a Phoenix Parking Lot Crash?

Drivers tend to relax when traveling through a parking lot. They have almost reached their destination, and other vehicles are traveling more slowly so they may feel there is less risk of a crash. However, there are pedestrians to watch out for who may not be paying as much attention as they should. Some drivers may speed in parking lots and violate…

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Are Punitive Damages Available if You Were the Victim of a Drunk-Driving Crash?

Arizona does not have a specific statute telling judges when they can allow punitive damages to be awarded, including in drunk-driving cases. However, courts follow a standard set by previous cases: if the plaintiff and/or his or her lawyer can prove the at-fault party was acting with an “evil mind”, punitive damages may be available. While there is…

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Car Accident Claims Involving Leased Vehicles

Do you know how to seek compensation after an accident in your leased vehicle? Is the process different? If so, how? Below, learn more about crash claims involving vehicles that are leased and not financed or owned by the driver. If you have questions, you can always contact Phillips Law Group to discuss the situation. The initial consultation with…

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Rear-End Crashes Most Common Type of Collision, ADOT Reports

According to the vehicle crash data from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) of the 111,090 multi-vehicle crashes that happened in the state in 2019, almost half (47,936) were rear-end crashes. Rear-end crashes are the most common type of vehicle collision in Arizona by far. Left-turn crashes are the second most common. In 2019, there were…

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Do You Need to Provide a Recorded Statement to the Insurance Company?

Insurance companies often ask car crash victims to provide a recorded statement about the accident. They may tell the victim it will help speed up the process and allow them to resolve the claim more quickly. However, the value of your claim could be limited by what is on the recording. That is why the insurance company may be pushing for you to give…

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Who Can be at Fault for a Merging Accident?

One of the most important questions after an accident, in addition to the health of the victims, is: who is legally liable for damages? In some situations, it is easy to determine who is at fault. For example, if the driver was drunk and was cited for drunk driving by the officers at the scene, it would be hard for the insurance company to dispute…

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What You Need to Know About Fault for a Left-Turn Accident

Drivers attempting a left-hand turn are usually found to be at fault if an accident occurs. This is because Arizona law states that drivers who are attempting a left turn must yield to oncoming traffic and wait until it is safe to go. However, it is possible for the oncoming driver to be held liable as well. If you or a loved one was injured in a left-turn…

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Report Shows Arizona’s Interstate Highways Are Deadliest in the U.S.

Bad driving causes many accidents each year, and in the case of Arizona’s interstate highways, bad driving helped turn these roads into the deadliest interstates in the nation in 2018. According to a new report from The Road Information Program (TRIP), there were 1.09 highway deaths per 100 million miles traveled on Arizona’s interstate highways in…

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FMCSA Relaxing Commercial Driver Safety Regulations During COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has decided to extend its COVID-19 emergency declaration through June 14 by relaxing hours of service (HOS) regulations for commercial drivers. The goal of this decision is to increase safety on roadways and offer truckers certain flexibilities when transporting…

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