Posts by Richard Plattner
How Can a Truck’s “Black Box” Data Help My Case?
Many people know that most commercial airplanes come equipped with a “black box” (they are often painted other colors) which provides extremely helpful data when it comes to investigating plane crashes. At the same time, many people do not realize that a lot of commercial trucks (and modern passenger vehicles) have their own black boxes…Read More
Should I Talk to the Insurance Company After a Car Accident?
Getting into an accident is hectic enough as it is—filing police reports, exchanging information and getting the damage repaired all while trying to recover from your injuries is not easy. Dealing with insurance companies on top of that can make things even more chaotic. It is important for both parties to report the accident to…Read More
Stop Treating Dogs Like Hood Ornaments
It is no secret that many people throughout the United States love their dogs, treat them like members of their families, take them everywhere they go, and even from time to time refer to them as “fur babies.” As a matter of fact, the American Veterinary Medical Association states that close to 50 million American…Read More
Speeding Causes a Lot of Injuries, but Lane Departures Kill
The dangers of speeding are well-known. The causes of it are, too: people run late, or they get distracted and they bear down on the pedal. Some people do it because they’ve been struck in traffic and they’re frustrated; others just think they won’t get caught. In the end, though, speeding and aggressive drivers cause…Read More
Golf Carts Pose More Risks – and Cause More Injuries – Than People Realize
Golf cart accidents are unfortunately all too common in Phoenix and in Arizona as a whole. Because golf carts can be driven on some roads, residents and tourists in the area often take them on joy rides; or they simply find that they are a convenient and cost-effective way to get around town. As you…Read More
What Should I Do if I’m Injured in a Red Light Accident?
If you are involved in a traffic accident because someone runs a red light, you’d be forgiven for thinking that liability is easy to determine. After all – you were following the rules and someone else wasn’t, and now you’re hurt. Unfortunately, determining who was the cause of your injuries can be complicated. There are…Read More
Herniated Disks and Car Accidents
Many car accidents in Phoenix cause herniated disks and other spine injuries. Even with seat belts and airbags, a low-impact crash can cause your back and neck to twist and endure severe stress. A high-speed accident is even more likely to cause severe spinal damage. The disk separates your back bones from your vertebrae. Disk…Read More
Why Truck Accidents May Be More Common in Winter
While the winters in Phoenix are not as extreme as they are in the Northeast or Midwest, the cold weather can still create dangerous conditions for truck drivers and other motorists on the road. It’s not just careless truck drivers that should be held liable for winter truck accidents. The trucking companies that hire the…Read More
E-Bike and E-Scooter Injuries Are on the Rise
A recent development on the streets has been the rise in use of E-bikes and E-scooters. Touted as environmentally friendly and easy to use, these little vehicles are used by many of us as quick ways to get from place to place. Unfortunately, crashes with other vehicles (and the resulting injuries they cause) have been…Read More
Truck Fatalities Nationwide Are Rising
Truck accidents are much more likely to cause deaths than car accidents for many reasons. Trucks are simply much bigger, longer, wider, taller, and heavier than cars. When a truck strikes another car, the odds are high that the car will be crushed, causing fatal injuries to the occupants. The drivers and passengers in small…Read More