News reports about a car accident caused by a distracted driver are not uncommon to read. Though many states now have laws banning texting and driving for all drivers, our Arizona residents will find it interesting to learn that currently, Arizona law only bans school bus drivers from using wireless devices when behind the wheel.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines an accident caused by drowsy driving as one which occurred because the driver of the vehicle was fatigued, actually asleep behind the wheel or drowsy when driving.
No one wants to be involved an accident. However, the fact of the matter is that there are times when a pedestrian and a motor vehicle may come in contact, and the impact of that contact can result in serious injuries or death. In an effort to minimize and prevent such pedestrian-car accidents, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, in its initiative "Everyone is a pedestrian," has offered some tips which both drivers and pedestrians can implement to be safe.
When it comes to getting from one place to the next, every person has a different preference. Some may choose to take public transit such as a bus, others may choose to ride their motorcycle or bicycle, and yet some others may choose to drive a car or even walk. To have an understanding of the traffic safety facts which the U.S. Department of Transportation generates, it is important to look at how USDOT defines pedestrians when estimating the number that is injured or killed.
Arizona residents should be interested to know that the recent commute around the valley lately has been particularly problematic. This is mainly due to multiple car collisions, accidents and other incidents that have caused unexpected delays and temporary road and highway closures.
When a driver utilizes public roads and highways to get from point A to point B, there is always a chance that a car accident can occur. A wreck can happen to anyone at anytime, anywhere and without warning. Though it is never easy to be in any kind of accident, having a general idea of what to do when involved in one may help ease some of the anxiety surrounding the incident.
Arizona residents should be interested to know that a four car accident that occurred in Queen Creek has injured at least five people. According to a spokesperson with the County Sheriff's office the accident occurred in the early afternoon at around 2 p.m.
We at Keith A. Hammond, P.C. are knowledgeable legal professionals who understand what can happen to unsuspecting drivers following a car accident. Generally, when one is involved in a car accident, in addition to dealing with the other car driver or drivers, the accident victims may have to seek medical attention for their injuries, take time off work to deal with the aftermath of the accident, and suffer emotional and physical pain.
Driving is a privilege, and all drivers who hold a valid driver's license have an on-going duty to take reasonable care when driving on roadways. It is important to obey all traffic laws, and be attentive. Despite these common sense rules, car accidents happen every day and cause injuries.
Car accidents happen to unsuspecting motorists without warning or notice and any Arizona driver can be involved in a car accident at any time. Whether it is a head-on collision, rear-end collision or a T-bone accident, the nature of one's injuries and their severity may depend on the type of impact that occurred during the accident. Injuries can range from head, neck, spine and back injuries to broken bones and even burn injuries. Clearly, a driver can sustain serious injuries, which can result in a permanent disability. In some cases, a driver even may tragically lose his or her life.