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Phoenix Is Fighting Back Against Dangerous Drivers

A group of Phoenix cyclists and pedestrians, with the support of Maricopa County, is fighting back against distracted, impaired, and speeding drivers. Despite following motor vehicle and pedestrian laws, utilizing bike lanes, and avoiding the most dangerous roads in the region, cyclists and pedestrians are being hit and killed in record numbers. To combat these…

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What Are the Most Dangerous Roads in Arizona

We know we’re a bit biased, but we think driving through Arizona is pretty extraordinary. There are some truly gorgeous scenic drives in our state, and every year, visitors come from all over the world to view them. But all that traffic, along with daily commutes, commercial transport, and unpredictable weather means some of our…

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The Dangers of Sandstorms for Arizona Drivers

Last month, a sandstorm in Utah was the catalyst for a series of car crashes that claimed the lives of eight people and injured ten; four of the victims were adults, and the remaining four were children. The high winds began to kick up sand and dust around 4:30 pm on July 25. The lack…

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The Dangers of Autonomous Vehicle Technology

Autonomous cars are the wave of the future – or so the manufacturers of these vehicles would have you believe. There are all sorts of levels and degrees of autonomous cars. Most cars today have use sensors and other technology to help reduce the risk of an auto accident. This technology helps alert drivers that…

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Nick Verderame Honored with AAJ’s Wiedemann & Wysocki Award

Plattner Verderame, P.C. is proud to announce that Nick Verderame was named a recipient of the American Association for Justice’s (AAJ) 2021 Wiedemann & Wysocki Award. The award is given in acknowledgement of outstanding efforts to promote and support AAJ’s political priorities regarding legislation that supports the civil justice system. This is the first time…

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Insurance Claims When There’s Only One Vehicle Involved

Single-vehicle crashes occur more often than one might think. These crashes are just what the name implies: they involve just one vehicle. Trucks, SUVs, vans, cars, and motorcycles can be involved in single-vehicle crashes that cause serious injury and even death. In Arizona in 2019, there were 569 fatalities caused by single-vehicle crashes, which accounted…

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The What, How, and Why of Rollover Vehicle Accidents

A vehicle rollover is exactly what it sounds like: a vehicle which, for any given reason, rolls over onto its side or roof. The chances of a rollover accident increase when you drive an SUV, pickup truck, or van as larger vehicle are more prone to this type of accident. Today, we want to look…

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What You Should Know about Side-Impact Car Crashes

Motor vehicle accidents can leave you with serious injuries, thousands of dollars in damage to your vehicle, and even post-traumatic stress disorder. Depending on the severity of the crash, you might not be able to return to work, could suffer paralysis, or could lose a loved one or your own life. One of the most…

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