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Potholes: How To Report Them

The City of Tucson and Pima County want us to report potholes. As the heavy winter precipitation slowly fades to warming temperatures here in Southern Arizona, we are painfully reminded that our roads are in a state a failure. Roadways require significant maintenance in order to provide smooth, uninterrupted surfaces. The City and County have […]

The Top Five Holidays On Which DUIs Occur

Every year, during the holidays, there is a consistent increase in intoxicated drivers on the road. Of all the holidays, there are five that are more dangerous for non-intoxicated drivers than others. If you have been involved in an accident with a drunk driver, you need an experienced Tucson accident lawyer.   Here are the […]

I Was Hit By An Uninsured Driver

Arizona has the fifth-highest percentage of uninsured drivers in the nation, at 22 percent — which means that nearly one out of four drivers in Arizona is driving without insurance coverage. Many individuals have special policies that help protect them from damages incurred by getting into an accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver. However, […]

Top Five Causes of Car Accidents

The Rockafellow Law Firm offers the following list of the top five causes of car accidents, in the hope that awareness of these dangers will lead to increased vigilance and greater safety. 1. Distracted Drivers This is the number one cause of car accidents in the United States. The number of distractions in our modern […]

Can A Bicyclist Be Liable for a Bike Accident in Arizona?

Cycling is very popular in Arizona, and for good reason: temperate winter weather and a thriving outdoor culture make for often-ideal circumstances for bike riding. With more and more bikes on the road, bike accidents are becoming more common. Each year, there are a number of bicycle-related fatalities, in addition to numerous injuries. Can cyclists […]

Who is Liable For A Defective Roadway?

A defective roadway can cause or aggravate a car, bicycle or motorcycle accident, resulting in severe injuries or even death to unwary drivers. Numerous possible roadway defects include the following: Obstructed, faded or knocked over stop signs Poorly graded roadways Improperly marked construction zones Inadequate guardrails Snow and ice accumulation Potholes State and municipal governments […]

Distracted Drivers Hit Cyclists: Common Circumstances That Result in Bicycle Accidents

Children have always ridden bikes for fun, exercise and independent transportation. Adults are increasingly riding for the same reasons, as well as to protect the environment. Unfortunately, the same things that makes bicycles attractive – the fact that they are lightweight and portable – also makes them no match for a fast-moving, much heavier car or […]

Common Roadway Defects That Cause Car Accidents

Sometimes a simple accident is not as straightforward as it seems. Often drivers blame themselves for a single-vehicle accident or blame the other driver in a multi-vehicle accident, while in reality a defectively designed or maintained roadway is in fact one of the causes. In many areas, there are recurrent accidents caused by the same […]

Your Rights on a Bike

A bicycle is a vehicle, just like a car or truck. Arizona law establishes that, with certain specific exceptions, all traffic laws apply to you as a bicyclist, and you have responsibilities to other vehicles on the road and to pedestrians. However, many people do not realize that you also have rights. Because your vehicle […]

Accident Basics – December 2011

It is December again and the streets are filled with Holiday Shoppers rushing here and there. Traffic is slow and most collisions this time of year are low speed as driving the speed limit on any street becomes nearly impossible to do. If you are involved in a low speed collision, don’t make the mistake […]

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