Entries by tgrierlaw

How To Avoid Texting While Driving

In 2013, 3,154 people were killed and 424,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. Distracted driving is any activity that may divert a driver’s attention away from the task of driving, including eating, adjusting the radio, talking to passengers, and texting. Because text messaging requires visual, manual, and cognitive attention from the […]

Key Tips Drivers Should Follow To Avoid Road Rage

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that road rage “involved a criminal act of violence, whereas aggressive driving can range from tailgating to speeding to running red lights.” The NHTSA estimates that aggressive driving may account for about one-third of all crashes and about two-thirds of the resulting fatalities. The following precautions should […]

When and Why a Car Accident Claim May Be Denied

After an auto accident, you file a claim through your insurance company, counting on the money from that claim to help pay medical bills and other costs. Unfortunately, things don’t always happen that way and your claim may be denied. When this happens, it is important to understand why your claim was denied. Each situation […]

Is There a Statute of Limitations on a Personal Injury Claim?

Like all states, Arizona has a law known as “statute of limitations” that sets a time limit on bringing injury cases to court. If your claim is not filed within this time period, you forfeit any further right to bring legal action and recover any monetary damages. The law regarding statutes of limitation is complex […]

Can You Sue Someone If Their Dog Bites You?

Emergency rooms see, on average, one dog bite injury every 40 seconds – that’s 800,000 injuries each year nationwide. Most attacks happen to children and many involve a neighbor or a friend’s dog, making some people reluctant to report it. The damage sustained in a dog attack can be serious, possibly causing long term scarring […]

Causes of Car Accidents in Arizona

According to The Arizona Department of Transportation, there were a total of 107,348 crashes in 2013. Among those, 50,284 people were injured and 844 were killed. While we often think drunk driving is the cause behind most accidents, there are other types of accidents that pose higher risks. Type of Accident Injured Killed Alcohol Related […]

Should I Give a Recorded Statement to the Insurance Company?

The short answer: NO! The long answer: The insurance company wants to reduce the amount that they have to pay out in claims and they will be looking for any reason to deny your claim. You should never give a recorded statement to the insurance company of the person who hit you…it will only be […]

Lessen the Risk of Injury When Riding a Motorcycle

Individuals face a far greater risk of serious injury or death when riding a motorcycle than when traveling in a car, truck, or other motor vehicle. One of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents is being struck by a motorist who doesn’t see you, particularly at night. According to the IIHS, 4,381 motorcyclists across […]

The Danger of Drowsy Driving

Most people are familiar with the dangers of driving while drunk or while using your cell phone, but an often overlooked danger, drowsy driving, can be just as fatal. Like alcohol, sleepiness slows reaction time, decreases awareness, impairs judgement, and increases your risk of crashing. A CDC study revealed that 1 out of 24 American […]

When Accidents Happen on Vacation

Summer is here and that means it’s time for vacation! Whether you are headed for cooler weather, a theme park, a relaxing beach, or other exciting destination, there is one thing most people forget about when getting ready for a vacation – accidents and injuries can happen anywhere. Surveys show that 20 percent of people […]