Driving drowsy can be almost (and sometimes even more) as dangerous as driving under the influence, and if you want to be a safe driver and avoid accidents, it’s critical that you learn the tricks to staying alert and focused behind the wheel
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Arizona - Geological Wonders
When most people think of Arizona, the first thing that comes to mind is probably "desert", which is certainly not wrong given that the state is the fourth driest in the nation. However, while the capital and largest city of the state, Phoenix, is within a hot desert climate as expected, the northern portions of the state are wetter and quite mountainous. Just take a two hour drive north from Phoenix, the hottest city in the country, and you'll find yourself in the town of Flagstaff, which receives about 100 inches of snow per year on average and is one of the snowiest places in the country! But Arizona is still more than just deserts and mountains; it's a geologist's dream. The state's biggest claim to fame is the Grand Canyon, which is widely considered to be one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, though no official list exists. The deep and expansive canyon exhibits miles upon miles of exposed rock layers, making it the perfect site for geologic research and an extremely popular tourist destination. Between the draw of the Grand Canyon and its position between the two most populous states of California and Texas, Arizona sees a significant amount of traffic on their interstate highways, which include:
- I-8, which splits off from I-10 south of Phoenix and continues west though Yuma and eventually to San Diego, CA.
Find accidents in Arizona by area
- Phoenix accidents - The largest city and state capital. With a population of about 1,500,000, it's the most populous state capital in the country and the location of most accidents in Arizona.
- Tucson accidents - The second largest city in the state; its population is around 500,000. Geologists and hobbyists come from around the world each year for the famous Tucson Gem & Mineral Show.
- Yuma accidents - In the southwestern most corner of the state, right at the California-Arizona and USA-Mexico borders.
Where to find legal assistance after an Arizona injury accident
After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a great Arizona personal injury attorney who understands the legal standards and practices, who knows how insurance policies function, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed due to the negligence of someone else, an Arizona wrongful death lawyer can launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what an Arizona injury attorney can do to help.
Legal and Other Resources and Information
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Because May 10 is National Bike to School Day, expect to see more young cyclists out on the road. And since we know you don’t want to crash into any kid cyclists (then have to deal with our Bullhead City bike accident lawyers), here are a few tips to help ensure you drive around them safely...
Do not underestimate the danger of aged or worn tires. Though most people know tires with insufficient tread can induce an accident, tires that are poorly (or excessively) inflated also heighten the odds of an accident.
Besides self-inducted distractions, other distractions occur on the road itself. This can be especially true in Arizona with its abundant wildlife. Jack rabbits and road runners darting out in front of you can also cause a dangerous distraction.
The animal rescue offers a program that looks after pets of those that have been injured in a car accident or that have been displaced from their home.
With Easter approaching, our Tucson personal injury lawyers want to wish you a happy and safe holiday.
We also want to share a few tips on how to reduce the chances of an injury or accident.
Easter egg hunts are a ton of fun for the little ones as well as parents. However, these exciting events also have the potential to be quite dangerous. Our Phoenix personal injury legal team wants to make sure that you enjoy them to the fullest without being hurt.
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