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How drivers distract themselves with smartphones

Far too frequently in Arizona and around the country, drivers who are distracted by their cellphones cause accidents that result in serious injuries and deaths. In fact, research done by the National Safety Council has determined that cellphone use is involved in 27 percent of car accidents in the United States. The NSC says that although there is growing awareness about the risks of distracted driving, cellphone use by drivers is a growing problem.

Lawsuit filed against Bruce Jenner for a February accident

As some Arizona residents who follow celebrity news may know, a lawsuit has been filed over Bruce Jenner's involvement in a four-vehicle February crash that killed another motorist. The suit claims that the reality TV star's negligence was the cause of a 69-year-old woman's death.

Arizona car accidents and what to do

When people are involved in a car accident, they may be so traumatized that it is difficult for them to think about what to do. It is very important that people take certain steps after an accident in order to protect themselves and to preserve their claim against the negligent driver who caused it.

Fatal accident at Disney World's speedway

A man has died after an auto accident at Walt Disney World Speedway, which is an attraction visited by people from as far away as Arizona and Alaska. According to Florida police, a 36-year-old man was the passenger who was pronounced dead at the scene. The 24-year-old driver suffered only minor injuries and was taken to Celebration Hospital before being released.

Tips for driving in wet weather

Spring rains bring wet weather to Arizona and the rest of the country. The American Auto Association reports that 1.2 million crashes each year are caused by rainy weather. The most important rule for driving on a wet road is to stay alert at all times. There are several other good ways to avoid accidents.

Serious injuries often occur along with sternum fractures

Arizona residents who have been in motor vehicle accidents in which they were not wearing seat belts or were in a vehicle that did not have air bags may have suffered from a sternum fracture. Also known as a breastbone fracture, this injury most commonly occurs in a car accident when the victim hits the steering wheel or dashboard. It is most common in adults over the age of 50 and women are more prone to suffer this type of injury than are men.

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.

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