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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What to Do After an Out-of-State Car Accident

What to Do After an Out-of-State Car Accident

What to Do After an Out-of-State Car Accident

The Phoenix car crash lawyers at Zanes Law know that an out-of-state car accident can bring double the stress of an accident that was closer to home.  It can mean having to take your car somewhere unfamiliar for repairs or dealing with another motorist who lives elsewhere. But knowing how to handle such a situation in advance can help cut the headaches. In this article our Phoenix car crash lawyers take a look at a few things you need to know before you set out on the road.

Phoenix Car Crash Lawyers Immediate Steps to Take After a Car Accident

According to the Zanes Law Phoenix car crash lawyers, after an out-of-state collision it’s important to take these seven critical steps:

  • move the vehicles out of the flow of traffic, if possible
  • confirm the safety and welfare of all involved in the accident
  • call for medical assistance, if necessary
  • call the police, as this may be required by state law and can be helpful with your insurance report.
  • take pictures of the scene of the accident from multiple angles
  • get names, contact numbers, drivers’ licenses numbers, vehicle information and insurance information of other cars / drivers involved
  • obtain names and contact information of any witnesses to the accident

In addition, our Phoenix car crash lawyers say it’s essential that you stay calm and polite at all times, despite being distressed. Also, remember never to admit fault. Even if you think yourself responsible, the other driver or another as-yet-unknown factor might be partly or entirely to blame.

Reporting an Insurance Claim for an Out-of-State Accident

The good news about an out-of-state accident is that auto insurance policies almost always extends to all U.S. states and territories, as well as Canada. You should have no problem reporting out-of-state insurance claims. When you call your insurance company to report the accident, the company will assign you an insurance adjuster, either within your state or in the state of the accident, to handle the claim. Immediately after this call, call the Phoenix car crash lawyers at Zanes Law for a free consultation.

Since each state has different car insurance liability minimums, most insurance companies automatically bump up your minimum to meet the requirements of that state. For example, under Arizona law, you’re required to have at least $10,000 in property damage liability insurance, but in Georgia, the law requires $25,000. If you get into an accident in Georgia, your insurance company MIGHT raise your minimum to meet state law. But it’s best to always check your insurance company’s policies to make sure that it covers you. We advise you to call your insurance before your travels and request to have your insurance adjusted for the duration of your travels.

If you are involved in an out-of-state car accident, contact the Zanes Law Phoenix car crash lawyers at (866) 499-8989 for a free consultation. We can give you insight about how to handle insurance companies, obtain fair compensation and feel in control.

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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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Phoenix car accident prevention and two new auto technologies

Phoenix car accident prevention and two new auto technologies

Phoenix car accident lawyers discuss technology and Phoenix car accident prevention

Two amazing developments that can revolutionize auto safety are now having a significant impact on both the auto industry and on Phoenix car accident prevention. Technologies that seemed far-fetched or prohibitively expensive a decade or two ago are now federally-mandated vehicle safety requirements—such as backup cameras and alarms to automatic tire pressure monitors. (This process will only accelerate when GM’s self-driving, steering-wheel-free car hits the consumer market in 2019.) But two cutting-edge developments in particular have some incredible implications for automotive safety.

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GM’s Autonomous Self-Driving Cars are on their Way

GM’s Autonomous Self-Driving Cars are on their Way

Phoenix personal injury lawyer’s thoughts on sharing the road with autonomous self-driving cars

While the flying cars depicted in The Jetsons may be a project for the next generation, the advent of GM’s autonomous self-driving cars, slated for release in 2019, has made autonomous automobiles a reality. GM’s surprising announcement comes ahead of Ford’s promise to build an autonomous car by 2021, and as Google prepares to pilot its driverless minivans in a Phoenix, Arizona, ride-hailing program.

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Phoenix Accident Lawyer Reviews The Four Biggest Auto Accident Stories of 2017

Phoenix Accident Lawyer Reviews The Four Biggest Auto Accident Stories of 2017

Zanes Law Phoenix accident lawyer discusses the major accident stories of 2017.

Each year, millions of Americans are involved in auto accidents, but few of these crashes make national news. With 2017 in our collective rear view mirror, as a Phoenix auto accident lawyer I think that it is important to reflect and glean some important safety tips from the most high-profile auto accidents. This will help us have a safer 2018.

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