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Obtaining compensation for a spinal cord injury in Arizona

While driving home after working in Phoenix, an inattentive driver crashed into the rear of your vehicle. Due to the whiplash and the other driver's failed attempt to brake, you sustain a substantial spinal injury. Not only do spinal injuries hold extreme medical costs, but the emotional toll that a spinal injury takes on an individual can prove life-altering.

Motor vehicle accidents: Fatalities, injuries follow fiery crash

The Arizona Department of Public Safety reported the death of two infants and a woman in a crash on a recent Wednesday. Whenever big rigs are involved in motor vehicle accidents, any occupants of smaller vehicles have little chance of escaping severe injuries or even death. This fatal accident involved a semi truck and four other vehicles.

Arizona car accidents: Where do the biggest risks lie?

As a licensed driver in Arizona, you may have some days when you enjoy getting behind the wheel and going for a drive. On the other hand, you may also experience moments when you worry whether you will safely reach your destination. Heavy traffic areas and other problems can place you at risk for collision.

Motor vehicle accidents caused by road debris -- who is liable?

Debris on Arizona roads poses severe hazards to all types of vehicles. Reportedly, about one million pounds of all kinds of trash is removed from valley highways by volunteers and ADOT officials every year, and authorities say road debris causes about 1,000 motor vehicle accidents annually. It is not uncommon for large objects that dropped from unsecured loads to cause devastating crashes.

Motor vehicle accidents: 2-car crash injures 2 drivers, 4 minors

Drivers who have minor passengers with them must take extra care. Motor vehicle accidents can happen in seconds, and the consequences can be devastating. Authorities in Arizona report a recent two-car crash that sent all the occupants of both cars to the hospital -- some with critical injuries.

Motor vehicle accidents: Teen passenger dies after rear-end crash

A police investigation is underway after a fatal accident that occurred in Maricopa County. Although there is no indication that drugs or alcohol played a role in this crash, motor vehicle accidents in Arizona that involve death are typically subject to criminal investigations. Reportedly, the wreck happened shortly before 8 p.m. on a recent Monday.

More than drivers might be liable for motor vehicle accidents

Losing loved ones in crashes that are caused by negligent or impaired drivers is not something wished onto anyone. When such tragedies occur, it is only natural for the surviving family members to want to hold the drivers who caused the crashes liable for damages. However, in Arizona, other parties might carry some of the blame for drunk driving motor vehicle accidents.

Phoenix wrong-way motor vehicle accidents now total 13 for 2018

Wrong-way accidents can have devastating consequences, and they are particularly difficult to avoid after dark. One such Arizona crash that occurred on a recent Monday evening was reportedly the 13th wrong-way collision in and around Phoenix so far this year. Authorities say it was the first such incident in May, following two wrong-way motor vehicle accidents that occurred in April.

2018 fatal motor vehicle accidents: 41 Phoenix pedestrians so far

Arizona police have urged pedestrians to remain alert and only cross where crosswalks are available. At the same time, they also reminded drivers to avoid distractions and look out for pedestrians. Reportedly, pedestrian vs. motor vehicle accidents in the City of Phoenix have claimed 41 pedestrians so far in 2018, while the total number of such fatalities last year came to 56.

Autonomous motor vehicle accidents: Who must pay damages?

Autonomous cars have been present in Arizona since Feb. 2017. All went well until a recent Sunday when a self-driving Uber car struck and killed a pedestrian. This incident gave rise to many questions about motor vehicle accidents involving self-driving cars.

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