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Multitasking can lead to distracted driving

Many of us take pride in our ability to multitask, but when it comes to driving a vehicle, multitasking can prove deadly. One reason is because effective multitasking is a myth. By multitasking, motorists take their attention off the road, which could cause them to make serious driving errors, such as blowing through a stoplight, failing to yield at a crosswalk or even veering into oncoming traffic. Taking on two tasks at once, such as using a cell phone and driving, can also reduce a person's reaction time, meaning that the driver may be unable to stop to avoid slowed or stopped traffic.

Injured in a car accident? We may be able to help

A previous post here discussed a recent car accident that left a 51-year-old woman dead. Tragically, incidences like this occur all the time throughout the Phoenix area and Arizona as a whole. Perhaps the most infuriating thing about these wrecks is that many of them are wholly preventable. If motorists would simply stay focused on the road, avoid distractions, obey the law and remain rested and sober while driving, then the vast majority of injurious and fatal accidents would be avoided.

Car accident kills 51-year-old woman

Driving can be an inherently dangerous activity. It only takes a momentary mistake for a traveling vehicle to become a weapon capable of significant destruction. Drunk, distracted and tired drivers can cross center lines into oncoming traffic, fail to yield to pedestrians and even fail to share the road with bicyclists. When negligence like this occurs, innocent and unsuspecting motorists can be placed in harm's way.

Phoenix car accident turns deadly

Driving is an inherently dangerous activity. Far too many of Arizona's motorists are distracted, drunk, under the influence of drugs, tired or just simply careless when behind the wheel. As frightening as that may sound, the even scarier part is that it only takes a split-second for one of these drivers to make a mistake that can have disastrous, irreversible consequences.

Summit seeks to raise awareness about distracted driving

We've talked about distracted driving previously on this blog, as well as the efforts taken by law enforcement and public organizations in an attempt to stop this dangerous type of driving. Yet, despite increased awareness, distracted driving, whether caused by cell phone use, eating, or merely engaging with passengers within the vehicle, continues to be a problem.

Drug and alcohol testing of truckers

As we have discussed previously on this blog, semi-trucks pose a serious hazard on the roadways when they are driven negligently or recklessly. The federal government has recognized this fact, which is why it has implemented a number of regulations to try to help ensure motorists' safety. These regulations address hours of service, rest periods, and even cargo securement. Another issue addressed that could prove quite important to those injured in a car accident caused by a trucker is drug and alcohol screening.

Errant Phoenix driver kills 1, injures others

When it comes to driving, it only takes the blink of an eye for a tragic error to occur. A split-second of inattentiveness can cause a car to swerve into oncoming traffic, cross into a bicycle lane, or cause a driver to yield at a crosswalk. These wrecks can leave victims seriously injured with broken bones, torn ligaments, and brain and spinal cord damage. Permanent disability and disfigurement are very real possibilities. So, too, is death.

What should I do immediately after a car accident?

If you've ever been in a car accident, then you know the amount of stress you experience immediately following the crash. Though these moments may pass by in a whirlwind, there are certain steps that you need to make sure you take not only to protect yourself, but also to protect any potential legal claim that you may pursue in the future.

Accident reconstruction can help a personal injury claim

Accidents are not only unexpected but can be difficult to explain. In the wake of a car accident, an investigation may be undertaken in an attempt to determine who was at fault. This investigation can serve many purposes, including helping law enforcement and prosecutors determine if criminal charges need to be brought. Car accident victims may want to support a reconstruction of the accident site, too, as it may help them build a case for imposing liability on a negligent driver. This, in turn, could lead to the recovery of much needed compensation.

Phoenix dump truck accident results in death

Some events in life occur suddenly and can be a real shock. If you've ever been in a car accident, then you know the whole ordeal can occur in the blink of an eye, leaving you confused as to what actually happened. Other motorists involved in a wreck can feel the same way, which can make it hard for all parties involved and investigators to determine the exact cause of a crash. Yet, getting to the bottom of the matter and assigning fault can be critical for accident victims, as this determination may serve as the foundation for a legal claim.

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