Auto Accidents

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Tesla Recall Impacts More Than 2 Million Vehicles Over Autopilot Concerns
Tesla recalled more than 2 million vehicles after an investigation found autopilot safety system issues. The December Tesla recall is the largest ever for the company and impacts nearly all of its cars on the road in the United States. Tesla Recall: What You Need to Know This major Tesla...
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Winter Driving Tips: Dealing with Snow and Ice During Holiday Season Travel
From Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Year’s, a whole lot of travel happens during the holiday season, and a lot of that travel involves driving. In snowy or icy conditions, there are different considerations you need to take while on the road, and things you should watch out for from...
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One Person Injured Every 10 Minutes in Arizona Crashes
Every year, the Arizona Department of Transportation releases motor vehicle crash facts for the state. AZDOT recently released information on motor vehicle accidents in 2022 and reported that one person is injured every ten minutes in Arizona crashes.  Arizona Crashes in 2022 The information included in the Arizona Department of...
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Boy Scout Boating Accident Ends in Tragedy
Boy Scout Boating Accident Ends in Tragedy
An accident on a New Hampshire lake unfortunately led to the death of a Boy Scout attending camp on July 7, 2023. The tragedy serves as a sad reminder that boating accidents can happen anywhere on the water in the summer, and even the calmest outings can turn dangerous or...
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Number of Deaths and Injuries Associated with Tesla’s Autopilot Increases
In 2019, there were hundreds of car crashes involving Teslas in Autopilot mode, according to a Washington Post analysis of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data. And that number has increased in the past four years. Injuries and deaths associated with Tesla’s Autopilot mode have risen alarmingly, and call...
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Uber for Teens Launches in Phoenix With Safety Protocols in Place
An Uber for teens feature has launched on the rideshare app in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Uber recently announced a new account feature that lets teenagers take rides without their parent or guardian present, and the program launched in several cities including Phoenix, Arizona. The Uber for teens option means...
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Memorial Day Road Trip Safety Tips From Phillips Law Group
If you're taking a road trip for Memorial Day weekend, it's a good idea to keep these safety tips in mind. The first big holiday of the summer is upon us, and a long holiday weekend like Memorial Day weekend often leads to many families hitting the road for a...
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Who Pays For Damages Caused By A Defective Parking Brake?
Who Pays For Damages Caused By A Defective Parking Brake?
In Arizona, it is mandatory for all vehicles to have a parking brake system. When the parking brake system of an unattended vehicle fails and hits another vehicle or a person, it is commonly known as a “rollaway accident.”  Rollaway accidents can be extremely dangerous, resulting in serious or fatal injuries to...
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Can You Stack Uninsured Motorist Coverage in Arizona?
Can You Stack Uninsured Motorist Coverage in Arizona?
Some states allow crash victims to stack uninsured and/or underinsured motorist coverage from multiple car insurance policies. Some states may even allow uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage to be used in the same claim. These options can help ensure crash victims receive full compensation for their damages if they can...
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What if Your Damages Exceed the Insurance Policy Limits?
What if Your Damages Exceed the Insurance Policy Limits?
Many people purchase more than the minimum required car insurance coverage. They want to be financially protected in case they cause a crash that results in a severe or life-threatening injury. They do not want the victim filing a claim against them and going after their financial assets. However, when...
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