California Law Restricts Phone Use While Driving

California drivers will need to change their habits regarding driving and the use of a cell phone, starting January 1st, 2017. In an attempt to reduce the number of auto accidents, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a new law this week, banning the act of holding and operating a smartphone…

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What You Need to Know About Motorcycle Accidents

Arizona has a high number of motorcycle riders, who can usually ride in generally good weather. Motorcycle registrations in Arizona have risen nearly 25% since 2011, putting more cyclists on the road than ever. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are also on the rise. Increase in Tucson Motorcycle Fatalities Tucson police have…

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Arizona Receives a Danger Rating

According to AAA, nearly 43 million Americans traveled over the recent Independence Day weekend. 84% of travelers expected to drive to their destination. Arizona is one of seven states to earn a repeated "danger" rating from the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (AHAS). AHAS is a nationally recognized organization…

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Another Crossover Fatality on I-10

Yesterday, another fatal crossover accident occurred on I-10 near milepost 221, near Picacho Peak. This accident occurred within what we like to call “the zone.” It refers to a stretch of Arizona highway with no median barriers. Starting at milepost 1, entering Arizona from California, a standard yellow sign warns…

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The New Coalition to Improve Interstate 10

The Leader Law Firm has long documented the deadly history of Interstate 10 in Arizona, specifically between Tucson and Phoenix. The Leader Law Firm has handled several lawsuits involving median crossover crash fatalities on I-10. Two Maricopa County juries have returned large, million dollar verdicts against the state of Arizona…

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The Most Dangerous Highway in America

Courtesy of the Auto Insurance Center As the summer driving season kicks off, the Auto Insurance Center has come up with a list of the most dangerous highways in America. Leading the list? Interstate 10, which winds 2,460 miles through eight states, including Arizona. While not the longest Interstate in…

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