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The risk of wrong-way accidents in Arizona

For most motorists in Arizona and elsewhere, it is common to see vehicles traveling with the normal flow of traffic on divided interstates and highways. This is, of course, the required way to safely operate a motor vehicle because it helps avoid head-on collisions. However, some drivers, due to negligence, distractions, intoxication or reckless acts, cross medians or centerlines and travel in the wrong direction. This presents a very problematic situation because a wrong-way accident could ensue, resulting in serious and even fatal injuries.

How do you prove liability in an alcohol-related accident?

For many resident in Arizona, automobiles are relied on to get them to and from their destinations. And while traveling on roadways throughout the state can be safely done when a motorist is following the rules of the road, this does not always protect the driver or their passengers from negligent and reckless drivers on the road. Accidents happen unexpectedly and can have tragic consequences. And when a drunk driver collides with another vehicle, those harmed in the crash could hold a drunk driver liable for injuries and damages caused in a drunk driving crash.

Protecting you after a drunk driving accident

Unfortunately, some drivers in Arizona get behind the wheel of a vehicle after consuming too much alcohol. And while there are state laws and regulations with serious consequences for these drivers, potential repercussions do not always stop drunk drivers from traveling on the roadways. This is a form of reckless driving, and has the ability to not only harm the driver and passengers within the vehicle but also those sharing the road with the drunk driver.

How damages are paid following an animal bite

As a previous post discussed, a dog bite is an unfortunate but all-too-common event today. Due to the increased rate of domestic animal encounters in Arizona and elsewhere in the U.S., individuals are at a higher risk of being injured in an animal or dog attack. Although there is a greater risk of an animal bite, victims of such of an attack have rights and options following such a serious and traumatic event.

What is the liability for dog bites for dog owners in Arizona?

Today, it is very common for residents in Arizona and other states across the nation to have pets. A dog, a cat or any type of domestic animal can serve as a companion. In fact, nowadays, it is rare to visit a friend or travel on the private property of another without encountering a dog. While dog ownership is high across the country, so are incidents involving dogs. That is true even though many dog owners take precautions to protect his or her canine friend and anyone that might come in contact with the dog. Precautions notwithstanding, dog bites and attack unfortunately occur.

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