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In 2009 alone, there are more than 5.5 million reported motor vehicle crashes had occurred in the United States alone (NHTSA). About 28% of the crashes or 1.52 million have resulted to injury and less than 1% or 30,797 incidents have resulted to death.

A vehicle collided with a Senior Living bus with senior citizens on board the vehicle last week in Glendale, Arizona. The accident took place at the intersection of 80th Avenue and Glendale. The incident happened before 9 in the morning of that day and lead to 7 people injured. However, only three were brought to the hospital as 4 of the injured senior citizen refused hospitalization.

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Every 50 minutes, a life is lost due to a drunk driving accident in the U.S. (NHTSA, 2009). In Arizona, the Department of Public Safety and police departments reported that 7,756 car crashes every year involve a pedestrian or a drunk driver with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of .01 or more (AZfamily, 3/15/11).

While a BAC of .01 may seem insignificant, individuals can react at different levels to alcohol, so even at this low level, some users can actually become significantly impaired.

As the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day approaches tomorrow, the Scottsdale Police Department has placed safety as a top priority during the event. Police officers will be out on DUI inspections at a checkpoint at Palm Lane and Scottsdale Road, from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. The police will be paying special attention to drivers going southbound on Scottsdale Road, heading from Old Town bars and nightlife.

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A family vacation means fun in the sun, photo opportunities, and embarrassing moments. Most families don’t think of the dangers they face while on vacation, even though they are the same dangers they face at home, like car accidents or trip and fall injuries, only sometimes even more amplified.

On Sunday, a tour bus heading from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon drifted off the road and rolled several times (Arizona Republic via AZ Central 10/17/10). Two of the eleven passengers were killed, and several more were seriously injured. Information regarding the identities of the riders or the cause of the accident is not yet available. No other vehicles were involved.

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Multitasking may be one of the best advantages to having opposable thumbs. However, while driving, those thumbs should remain on the wheel and not on a Qwerty keyboard. In Arizona, there is no ban on texting while driving except in the city of Phoenix. As Arizona car accident attorneys, we hope all drivers keep 100% of their attention on the road in front of them and around them.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducted a study on the effectiveness of texting bans (USA Today via AZ Central 9/28/10). Thirty states and the District of Columbia have a ban on texting while driving. The Insurance Institute found that the bans have not decreased the number of accidents at all; in fact, they found rates had risen in three states. Instead of refraining from texting, drivers now may be focusing more on hiding the fact to evade the police, which lowers their eyes from the road even more, and for longer periods of time.

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As has been reported by the AP, a bus coming from Mexico to LA was involved in a horrific crash in Sacaton, AZ. Families of those who were tragically killed and those who suffered serious injuries undoubtedly are overwhelmed with concerns and issues most could not begin to imagine. At Breyer Law Offices, our hearts go out to the families of all involved. We know that no words can begin to express the sorrow that is being felt. We also know that, before long, there will be people associated with the bus company that may look to take advantage of families during this terrible time, trying to cut off their rights to recover. In fact, it is likely that there were lawyers and paid experts at the site of the crash for the bus company within hours, maybe even before the police had finished their investigation.

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A video report posted on azcentral.com has new details regarding the fatal phoenix bus crash that killed 6 people yesterday. According to the report, the company that owned the bus which was traveling from Zacatecas, Mexico to Los Angeles was not licensed to transport passengers.

Click here to see the video.

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The city of Peoria is unique in that it is a part of two Arizona counties: Yavapai and Maricopa. Considering that Peoria’s population was estimated to be 157,960 in July 2008, it is no surprise that the booming city is the ninth largest in Arizona. As a chief suburb of Phoenix and located largely in Maricopa County, Peoria is the fourth biggest city in relation to land area. Perhaps Peoria owes its continuous population growth to being referred to as one of the “Top 100 Places to Live” according to Money Magazine in 2008.

With such a large number of inhabitants, Peoria’s roads can be susceptible to auto accidents involving trucks, motorcycles, pedestrians, and other vehicles, due to traffic or negligent drivers. When drivers and passengers or pedestrians suffer injuries from a car accident caused by a negligent driver, skilled Peoria car accident lawyers can help these victims attain compensation from those responsible. At Breyer Law, our Peoria auto accident attorneys have the resources and knowledge to make sure that auto accident cases are resolved efficiently and thoroughly with the understanding that time is of the essence. Our broad experience in personal injury and wrongful death is a great advantage to those who have been injured in Peoria truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, car accidents, bike accidents, bus accidents and many other accidents caused by the negligence of others.

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Finding a skilled Phoenix, Arizona bus accident injury lawyer can be a challenge. There are so many people out there who are claiming to be “experienced” personal injury lawyers that somebody who has been injured in a bus accident often does not know where to turn. The reality is that anyone can claim that they can handle a personal injury case. Anyone who has gone to law school and passed the Arizona State Bar has the right to claim that they know how to handle personal injury cases. If they’ve handled a single personal injury case in their entire career they may claim to be “experienced.”

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A woman from Van Nuys, California was reported killed in a tragic head-on collision with a tour bus on State Highway 74 east of Wickenburg, Arizona. Although we do not know for sure from the limited report available, the woman may have driven her car into the path of the bus in an effort to avoid hitting an animal. Whatever actually happened, it certainly cannot undo the tragedy of this horrible wrongful death in Arizona. Also, we do not know, from the limited report available, whether or not the woman was in fact trying to avoid a vehicle and if so, what vehicle.

It has been surmised that the most likely scenario is that she attempted avoiding an animal on the road when she steered into the path of the bus. Even so, because of the limited information available, it is possible that she may have been attempting to avoid a vehicle instead, leading to this wrongful death on our Arizona Highways.

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A Phoenix school bus accident recently made the news nationwide when a bus driver lost control. The driver was taking Western Valley Middle School students home after school. The resulting accident, according to a story, resulted in 13 collisions on 67th Avenue. The driver went unconscious after the first of these.

Accident lawyers in Phoenix who deal with road accidents know how important it is to ensure the victims of this bus crash know their rights. Phoenix, Arizona personal injury lawyers such as ourselves know that far too many of the people involved in this accident will miss the deadline for filing a claim.

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