Category: Personal Injury

Posted on 02-14-2020 in Personal Injury

Electric scooter accidents triple in the U.S.

In Phoenix, electric scooters have become a popular way to get around. The city launched a six-month pilot program in the fall of 2019 with app-based companies that allow people to ride e-scooters with certain restrictions. As the Phoenix New Times wrote: “Count on Phoenix becoming a Scooter City.” While e-scooters may be a smart way to reduce carbon…

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Posted on 01-24-2020 in Personal Injury

AAA: Drivers experienced with new technology can get complacent and drive distracted

January 24, 2020 Technology like lane-staying equipment can enhance driving. Overreliance can undermine the safety features of these gadgets and lead to distracted driving, according to a AAA study. Technology should never replace an attentive and engaged driver, according to AAA. The AAA Foundation and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute published the 104-page study — Understanding the Impact of Technology:…

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Posted on 12-30-2019 in Personal Injury

The advent of autonomous car technology brings a new era of liability

December 30, 2019 Nearly two years ago, a pedestrian was killed in Phoenix by self-driving Uber that failed to stop, despite the car detecting her in the roadway. Autonomous technology has always been hailed as a way to eliminate crashes caused by human error. This incident, however, destroyed the trust of many consumers who had previously…

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Posted on 11-14-2019 in Personal Injury

What’s driving the alarming uptick in deadly pedestrian accidents?

November 14, 2019 Since 2010, safety advocates who have been tracking road safety statistics have discovered a disturbing uptick in pedestrian fatalities across the United States. In 2010 alone, the pedestrian death toll was 4,302, but has risen steadily in each of the following years, spiking at an alarming rate in 2015 and 2016, according…

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Posted on 10-30-2019 in Personal Injury

New research ranks Arizona’s I-10 one of the most dangerous highways in the US

October 30, 2019 One Arizona highway has been deemed one of the top five most dangerous roads during summer months in the United States, according to Interstate 10 runs from the California border, through Phoenix and Tucson, and into New Mexico. From 2015-2017, approximately 2,847 people were killed in crashes on Arizona roads. I-10 was ranked the…

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