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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 […]

Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Case for Anesthesia Errors?

Anesthesia has come a long way. In the 1800s, a patient would be knocked out by ether and might never wake up. Today, things are safer.  However, anesthesia does present risks even when administered properly. Unfortunately, anesthesia errors are all too common, and can cause or contribute to many medical malpractice cases. There are three […]

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 […]

Do You Have a Hospital Negligence Case?

People injured by medical professionals often look to sue only the doctors and nurses for medical malpractice. In some cases, it is possible and proper to sue the hospital, clinic or other health care facility where you received treatment also. There are two possibilities in such a case: The hospital itself was negligent A hospital […]

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 […]

Auto Accident Tool Kit

Last month we brought you Accident Basics. This month we bring you the Accident Tool Kit. Most of us carry jumper cables; tire changing tools, and maybe a small pair of pliers, a multipurpose tool, and perhaps a first aid kit in the car. Few of us carry an Accident Tool Kit. It is easy […]

Crosswalks

Crosswalk accidents are to be avoided by everyone, pedestrian and driver alike. But they happen all too frequently. Tucson has a non-uniform crosswalk system that is confusing to pedestrians as well as drivers. “Crosswalks” exist at every intersection if there are sidewalks on either side of the street, regardless of whether a crosswalk is actually […]

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