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How Independent Contractors Can Protect Themselves if Injured

The downside to the growth of Uber and other on-demand services is that more workers are being labeled as independent contractors instead of employees. That means that many workers are not eligible for workers' compensation insurance to cover medical… Read More

Rear-end Car Crash May Have Been Caused by Distracted Driver

Late Wednesday night, three people were taken to the hospital after a rear-end collision that Phoenix police believe was caused by a distracted driver. A Hyundai waiting at a red light on 40th Street and Indian School Road was rear-ended so hard that… Read More

Report Shows that Many Fatal Crashes with Teenagers Happen at Night

Restricting teenagers from driving at night could reduce the number of fatal crashes they are involved in, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). From 2009 to 2014, one-third of fatal crashes involving… Read More

One Dead in Garbage Truck Crash on Route 87 Near Coolidge

There was a fatal truck accident on Route 87 last Thursday morning involving a garbage truck that collided with a car, sending the car off the road. Truck accidents often cause deaths and serious injuries because these vehicles are very large and they… Read More

Preventable Deaths Reach Highest Level in History

Preventable injuries have become the fourth leading cause of death in the country and are killing Americans at the highest rate in history, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). Preventable deaths trail only heart disease, cancer and chronic… Read More

Two Teens Seriously Hurt After Car Crashes into Power Pole

Two people were injured in an accident early Friday morning when a 19-year-old driver crashed a car carrying four passengers into a power pole at the 29th Street and Beverly Lane intersection. The driver may have been drinking alcohol before the crash… Read More

Adolescent Concussion Rates Doubled from 2007 to 2014

Concussion diagnoses among adolescents doubled between 2007 and 2014, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco. Researchers analyzed the health insurance claims of nearly nine million Americans and found… Read More

Arizona Has Seven of the Twenty Best Cities for Drivers

Seven of the top 20 best cities for drivers are right here in Arizona, according to a new study conducted by WalletHub. The study ranked seven Arizona cities in the top 15 for traffic conditions and infrastructure quality, while two cities, Chandler and… Read More

Police Issue Safety Tips After Pokémon Go Car Accident

Within the first week the game has been available, several accidents involving Pokemon Go have pushed police to issue safety tips to drivers and pedestrians. The police department in Auburn, New York issued safety guidelines after a 28-year-old man crashed… Read More

Phoenix Restaurant Owes Employees $70,772 in Overtime

The U.S. Department of Labor discovered that Wally’s American Pub and Grille broke the law by not paying workers more than $70,000 in overtime wages. In addition to paying back the lost wages, Wally's is required to pay a $2,805 civil penalty and an equal… Read More

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