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Contributory and comparative negligence in Arizona car accidents

Arizona, like many other states, has a specific formula for determining fault, and therefore available compensation, in the litigation phase of a car accident trial. The formula is predicated on the notion of two types of liability. These are known as comparative and contributory liability, and may affect the outcome of a case by adjusting the potential jury award lower than the plaintiff initially demanded.

Wrong-way driver in 5-car crash may have been impaired

A spokesman for the Arizona Department of Public Safety says an impaired driver may have caused a five-vehicle crash on Oct. 17. The accident happened in Phoenix shortly after 2 a.m., and police allege that the driver accused of causing the wreck was driving in the wrong direction. Although the driver is suspected of DUI, the DPS spokesman said that the investigation might not be completed for weeks or even months.

1 killed in Phoenix crash

One person was killed in an accident involving two vehicles in Phoenix on Aug. 28. Police suspect that the driver who caused the accident was using drugs prior to the fatal crash. The collision caused the closure of the highway for several hours.

New crowdsourcing site could create legal problems for patients

If you've ever visited a site looking for answers regarding a medical condition, you may have noticed a disclaimer stating that the site does not provide medical advice or that it is not intended to be a substitute for a medical professional. In most cases, this is listed for liability reasons.

How to insure a driver-less car

Would you get into a car that has no steering wheel, accelerator or brakes? Tech giant Google hopes that you will in the future. In fact, it appears that they are banking on the prospect of you not needing a car that has a driver or the traditional controls that a car would need in order to safely navigate around a city.

Why accident investigations are important

A three-car accident in Goodyear left ten people injured. The crash occurred late in the hours of Wednesday evening at the intersection of Estrella and Yuma roads. According to witnesses, a car crossing Estrella Road was struck by a truck travelling on Yuma road. It is alleged that the truck failed to stop at a red light. One the vehicles in the initial crash then struck another vehicle that was approaching the intersection.

Multi-car crash near the Grand Canyon injures nine

The scenic splendor of the Grand Canyon brings visitors to Arizona throughout the year. With tourism comes the possibility of accidents on the roads leading up to scenic points. Because of this, drivers may have to navigate tour buses and other hazards. An example of this notion was seen in a recent accident involving five vehicles.

How liability questions may be handled with self-driving cars

In a prior post, we highlighted an article predicting that self-driving cars could be seen by the end of this decade, with sales of such cars growing steadily through 2029. Among the questions posed by the introduction of this new technology is who could, or would, be held responsible if a driver-less car is involved in an accident. Indeed, cars may ostensibly be safer, and fewer crashes may occur. But when technology is incorporated to complete or monitor tasks that humans ideally would, it brings new products liability questions that must be answered.

Good ratings given to only two midsize SUVs

It is worth wondering whether the popularity of sport utility vehicles has taken a hit after the latest crash safety tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Essentially, only two of the midsize SUVs tested received a “good” rating. The remaining vehicles received either a “fair” or “marginal” rating when it came to protecting passengers in a gauntlet of tests.

Woman breaks hip after being hit by Tempe school bus

During the school year, people take many precautions to make sure that children are safe when getting on and off of school buses. They include warning signs on both ends of a bus (i.e. front and rear flashers) as well as laws that prohibit drivers from passing a school bus while children are getting on them. With all the safety measures provided to keep kids safe, it is unfortunately ironic when a parent is injured.

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