Auto Accidents

Can I File a Car Accident Claim against a Deceased Driver?

In 2016, there were more than 34,000 fatalities due to car accidents nationwide, and 962 Arizonans died in car crashes that year, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In many of those accidents, the driver who was responsible for the accident died. Death does not absolve the driver from liability, but it does…

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The Safety Institute Publishes Its Annual Vehicle Safety Watch

The Safety Institute’s Vehicle Safety Watch List Analytics and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Enforcement Monitoring Program alerts the public to potential vehicle safety issues on a quarterly basis. In memory of Brooke Melton, who was killed in a 2010 accident resulting from a sudden ignition failure in her 2005 Chevy cobalt, Ken and…

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Car Crashes and Truck Accidents in Arizona

A lot of times, folks ask us if there’s a difference between getting into a car accident with another passenger vehicle, like a car or SUV, and with a commercial vehicle, like a big-rig. There are a lot of differences between these two types of accidents. In the following videos, partner Randy Hinsch will discuss…

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The Liability of Pedestrians in Car and Truck Accidents

Drivers of cars, trucks, and other vehicles do have a duty to look out for pedestrians. If a car or truck strikes a pedestrian, the pedestrian is likely to die or suffer catastrophic injuries. That pedestrians rely on drivers to drive safely doesn’t mean drivers are automatically liable for pedestrian accidents. Some times, a driver…

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Social Media Rules after an Injury

 A general rule of thumb if you’ve been injured is to stay off social media, for the purposes of you’ve got other sides, generally an insurance company, who is going to be looking for information they can hold against you to prove that you’re not hurt as badly as you actually are. Our rule,…

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How Many Days Do I Have to Report a Car Accident?

 If you’re in a car crash then you need to do several things afterwards, and one is to contact your own insurance company, because your insurance policy requires it. Our suggestion is that you do that as soon as you can. The other thing you should do, of course, is to call a lawyer.…

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Insurance and Car Accidents in Arizona

Arizona car owners are required to carry insurance in case of an accident. The state requirements are that owners must carry: $15,000 for bodily-injury damage to one victim $30,000 of bodily-injury coverage for multiple accident victims $10,000 for property damage to a victim’s car or property Owners are liable for damages if they drive a…

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