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Drowning Accidents Affect Everyone

Drowning Accidents Affect Everyone

According to the World Health Organization, when it comes to drowning which is defined as respiratory impairment when a person is immersed in liquid, there are some key takeaways including: Drowning is a serious public health issue affecting the globe. Approximately 7% of all deaths in the world from injuries are drowning incidents. Drowning tops the charts at number three for the most common reason that an unintentional injury death takes place.  Every year, more than 320,000 people will die in [...]

Drowning Prevention Tips by the WHO

Drowning Prevention Tips by the WHO

The World Health Organization reports that drowning accidents are a real and serious problem worldwide and every single person in the world is at risk of being a victim of a drowning accident. In 2016 alone, the WHO said more than 320,000 people died after they drowned. Drowning is more complex than just struggling underwater and suffocating, although that is the most commonly reported way for death by drowning. There are actually six different categories of drowning including: Wet drowning [...]

11.13 Who Is Liable for Damages After a Truck Accident?

Who Is Liable for Damages After a Truck Accident?

According to information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, more than 2,500 truck accidents occur each year in Arizona. It goes without saying that these serious incidents result in a much higher incidence of both severe injuries and even fatalities. Because victims sustain more critical injuries as a result of truck accidents, victims and their families are often overwhelmed, facing mounting medical bills and extensive emotional trauma. That’s why it’s critical to know about liability in a truck accident. Typically, [...]

Common Injuries After a Motorcycle Accident

Common Injuries After a Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle accidents kill or severely injure individuals more frequently than any other type of crash, resulting in immense amounts of suffering and financial damages. As such, it’s vital that any motorcyclist involved in an accident, no matter how minor, seeks immediate medical attention. Failing to do so could result in exponentially increased hospital bills, pain, and debilitation if delayed-onset accident injuries go unnoticed, so don’t risk it. Head Injuries Despite not technically being legally required for Arizona bikers of 18 years [...]

How Trucking Companies Can Be Liable for an Accident

How Trucking Companies Can Be Liable for an Accident

After an Arizona truck accident of almost any variety, motorists tend to immediately cast blame on the truck driver, as they’ll be the most obviously involved party. While this is usually accurate in the context of normal two-car collisions, trucks have far more complexity to them, thus tying them to the actions of far more parties than just the driver. Trucking companies can be just as liable as any trucker, if not more so, depending on how negligently they [...]

How to Respond to a Hit and Run Truck Crash

When you get into an accident, you can usually expect the other driver to stop, pull over, and start to discuss the crash with you, as common sense would dictate. This makes it all the more surprising when a presumably well-trained, experienced trucker peels off into the distance, leaving you alone with a barely operable vehicle. Arizona’s hit and run laws apply to all motorists regardless of whether they operate a car, truck, or bicycle, demanding a few key [...]

11.20 How Driver Fatigue Leads to Truck Accidents in Arizona

How Driver Fatigue Leads to Truck Accidents in Arizona

According to information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, drowsy driving in the United States causes nearly 100,000 crashes annually. These accidents caused by driver fatigue resulted in 71,000 injuries and 1,550 deaths in 2017. Clearly, these crash statistics show that drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence. From impaired reaction time to an increased chance of driver error, several risks are associated with driving tired. This is particularly true for drivers of big-rigs. If [...]

11.20 How to Drive Safely Around Tractor-Trailers in Arizona

How to Drive Safely Around Tractor-Trailers in Arizona

Defensive driving is the key to preventing serious accidents. However, tips for defensive driving often leave out best practices for driving near large tractor-trailers and buses. But these collisions involving these oversized trucks and smaller passenger vehicles can have tragic consequences, so it’s important to be prepared. If you’ve sustained injuries in a truck accident in Arizona, contact the Phoenix auto accident attorneys at ELG. Our team of truck accident lawyers in Phoenix and Mesa is here to help. While [...]

11.13 Steps to Take After an At-Fault Driver's Insurance Denies Liability

Steps to Take After an At-Fault Driver’s Insurance Denies Liability

Dealing with the aftermath of a car crash is daunting. Whether it’s coping with long-term physical injuries or dealing with financial difficulties, victims are forced into difficult situations in order to pick up the pieces following an injury car accident. Negotiating with insurance companies and coping with your car insurance changes can arguably be the most difficult part in the aftermath of an accident. Some insurance companies may fight an injury claim after your collision, despite the fact that injuries [...]

Common Causes Behind Arizona Delivery Truck Accidents

Common Causes Behind Arizona Delivery Truck Accidents

Throughout the nation, streets and highways are teaming with many types of vehicles including fleets of cargo and delivery trucks deployed by popular parcel delivery service companies. UPS, FedEx, DHL, TNT Express are just a couple of the most frequently used. These companies aren’t the only players out there sending delivery trucks full of goods and cargo that must get to their destination on time. In the United States alone, there are more than 7,500 companies of varying sizes [...]