No one actually plans to be in an accident. Sometimes it is obvious that the other driver was in the wrong. In other instances, liability could essentially be a coin flip.
In these instances, investigators may look to whether a person was cited for a moving violation; such as speeding, an unsafe lane change or even improper use of a cell phone. In the liability analysis, a moving violation is important because it can be viewed as a prima facie (first look) case of negligence. Essentially, a citation can be seen as hard evidence that a driver failed to use reasonable care while behind the wheel, and that such a failure was the proximate cause of the accident.
Part of being a parent is making sure that your children are safe. This is especially important when they get in the car (or you put them in the car). It may seem obvious that your child needs a car seat, but installing it and using it safely may be difficult for some parents to master.
This weekend is probably a kid’s favorite day of the year…aside from Christmas and the last day of school. Halloween is the annual day of frights and candy where kids dress up in costume and go trick-or-treating. While many people will take kids around their neighborhoods to get treats, Halloween is not just for the little ones. If the Party City commercials are any indication, adults will be going to many Halloween parties as well.
In our last couple of posts, we have highlighted how traffic accidents can shut down highways and cause miles of backups in the Phoenix metro area. Indeed, snarled traffic can be the bane of one’s existence when trying to get from point A to point B in the valley.
While heavy traffic during rush hour on weekdays is expected, such traffic can be utterly frustrating during the weekend. However, a serious car accident can lead to highways being limited to one lane or shut down completely as first responders help those who are injured.
In many of our posts we advise our readers to stay alert for hazards. We don’t simply make these statements to make abstract guidelines about safety, but to give our readers examples of how things can go haywire when drivers’ attention wanes.
For many high school aged kids, getting their driver’s license is arguably the greatest moment of their lives. It means that the door to a new world of freedom has been opened, and opportunities to make friends and have new experiences can be realized.
It may seem obvious, but parents often do not realize that they are a primary influence on their children's lives. This is generally true, despite teens expressing how embarrassed they are by being in public with their parents, how their parents' taste in music and movies may be ancient and stale, or how their parents may not understand how difficult it is to be a teen.
Sometimes traffic is tough to deal with, and it can be nerve-wracking no matter where you are driving in the Valley. Drivers can become upset in bumper-to-bumper traffic or when traffic suddenly slows down. It seems that people do not always respect our right to be on the road.