Rental Car Accident: What You Need to Know About Insurance

Rental Car Accident: What You Need to Know About Insurance

Rental Car Accident: What You Need to Know About Insurance

Summertime is here, and for many of us that means road trip! If you’re using a rental car, for peace of mind, you’ll want reassurance that you’re going to be fully covered by insurance in the event of a rental car accident. But with the flurry of insurance options offered to you at the time of the rental, it can be difficult to figure out what you actually need. Keep reading for clarification on what you should have in place so that you are covered in the case of a rental car accident.

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Heatwaves and Motor Vehicle Accidents: Extremely Hot Weather is Associated with an Increased Risk of a Car Crash

Heatwaves and Motor Vehicle Accidents: Extremely Hot Weather is Associated with an Increased Risk of a Car Crash

Car Crash Risks & Heatwaves

Extremely Hot Weather is Associated with an Increased Risk of a Car Crash

As temperatures rise in Phoenix, your risk of a car crash may increase as well.  That is what Spanish researchers found. In a 2015 study,risk of motor vehicle accidents increased on heat wave days. Particularly with regard to driver performance-associated factors, such as distractions, driver fatigue or sleepiness. The results indicate a need for drivers to take extra safety precautions when driving in warm temperatures.  Let’s take a closer look at this analysis.

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Phoenix Injury Lawyer’s Advice on Filing a Car Accident Report

Phoenix Injury Lawyer’s Advice on Filing a Car Accident Report

Filing A Car Accident Report With The Police In Arizona—Dos And Don’ts

If you have a car accident in Arizona, it’s important to know what to do and how filing a car accident report with the Arizona police works. Here are some dos and don’ts to keep in mind.

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Everything You’ve Ever Wondered About Parking Lot Car Accidents

Everything You’ve Ever Wondered About Parking Lot Car Accidents

Everything You’ve Ever Wondered About Parking Lot Car Accidents

Astonishingly, one in every five car accidents takes place in a parking lot. Of all car accident insurance claims, 14% are parking lot car accidents.

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Avoiding Phoenix Car Accidents By Turning Your Cell Phone Off

Avoiding Phoenix Car Accidents By Turning Your Cell Phone Off

A Phoenix Car Accident Lawyer’s Input on Avoiding Car Accidents and Hands-free Cell Phone Usage

Everyday in Phoenix there are hundreds of car accidents.  So let’s focus on avoiding car accidents in the cell phone age.  Most of us accept the idea that it’s safer to chat on a hands-free device while driving than to talk while holding the phone. But is it true? You may be surprised to know that science suggests otherwise.

University of Sussex researchers found in a 2016 study that drivers engaged in conversations that sparked visual images were less likely to detect visual hazards than drivers not similarly distracted. These results suggest that hands-free phone conversations may not be as safe as believed.  This works against our belief that a hands free device is helpful to avoiding car accidents while using your phone.

The study, published in the Transportation Research Journal, observed the actions of 60 participants, divided into three groups of 20, in a simulated driving course littered with road hazards. The first group drove with no distractions. The second group drove while being required to answer questions that involved visualization. The third group drove while answering questions that didn’t require visualization.

The undistracted drivers performed best, spotting the highest number of hazards. Those drivers engaged in mental imagery performed the worst. Not only did this group detect the least number of hazards, but further tests also showed they focused on a smaller area of the road and missed hazards directly in front of them.

University of Sussex researcher Dr. Graham Hole says these results show that hands-free conversations aren’t safer than those on a handheld phone: “Hands-free can be equally distracting because conversations cause the driver to visually imagine what they’re talking about. This visual imagery competes for processing resources with what the driver sees in front of them on the road.”

Dr. Hole says that conversations are more visual than people think. We constantly evoke mental images in conversations, even if it’s just the face of the person with whom we’re speaking.

If you’re wondering why it’s not equally unsafe to chat with passengers, the National Security Council has an answer: Yes, talking to adult passengers can be a distraction. But they are also an extra pair of eyes. They can point out hazards to the driver and are likely to stop talking when traffic is challenging.

So there’s no need to take a vow of complete silence while driving. Avoiding a Phoenix car accident and using the phone really comes down to one thing, just avoid talking on the phone. (And, to be on the safe side, if traffic is dangerous, or the conversation gets heated, always be prepared to stop talking and concentrate on the road.)

If you’ve been involved in a cell phone-related car accident, contact Zanes Law at (866) 499-8989 to see how we can help you.

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Neglecting to Use Turn Signals Properly Contributes to Phoenix Car Accidents

Neglecting to Use Turn Signals Properly Contributes to Phoenix Car Accidents

Phoenix Car Accidents – Input From a Phoenix Car Accident Lawyer

Neglecting to Use Turn Signals Properly Contributes to Hundreds of Phoenix Car Accidents. It seems like such an easy thing for a driver to do: Hit the signal before executing a turn. However, according to research at the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) improper use of turn signals accounts for nearly 2 million accidents per year. By comparison, distracted driving receives much more public attention, yet it is the cause of half as many accidents, some 950,000 crashes per year.

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The Tragedy of Backup Automobile Accidents

The Tragedy of Backup Automobile Accidents

A Tucson Car Accident Attorney’s Take on the Tragedy of Backup Automobile Accidents

The tragedy of backup automobile accidents is real and significant. Working as a car accident lawyer in Tucson and Phoenix I have seen this firsthand. Any auto accident involving injury or death is tragic, but backup automobile accidents can be particularly heartbreaking. A backup accident occurs when a driver reverses into a person, object or another car.

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Distracted Drivers Cause Car Accidents

Distracted Drivers Cause Car Accidents

Zanes Law Tucson Car Accident Lawyers Know That Distracted Drivers Cause Car Accidents

To combat the dangers of distracted driving, many states have outlawed the use of cell phones while driving, and a single distracted driving ticket can be enough for your auto insurer to drop your policy. This is because distracted drivers cause car accidents and one of the main causes of distracted driving is traveling with rowdy kids. In fact, one study found that dealing with kids in the car is 12 times more dangerous than talking on the phone.

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Tucson Car Accident Attorney’s Six Tips For The Busiest Travel Days Of the Year

Tucson Car Accident Attorney’s Six Tips For The Busiest Travel Days Of the Year

Tucson Car Accident Attorney’s Six Tips For Safe Holiday Driving

The AAA reports that traffic increased by 54 percent during Thanksgiving week in 2016, making these days some of the busiest travel days of the year. If you decide to hit the road during high-traffic days, consider these Tucson car accident attorney’s six tips for safe holiday driving.

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Avoiding A Holiday Car Accident

Avoiding A Holiday Car Accident

A Holiday Car Accident: Facts, Figures, and, Sadly, Fatalities

About 91 percent of holiday travelers drive to their destinations, reports the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT). If you’re one of those travelers, consider several holiday traffic facts, figures and, sadly, fatalities as you prepare to travel safely and avoid being involved in a holiday car accident.

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