Is Distracted Driving as Dangerous as Drunk Driving?

Distractions can come in a variety of guises. While you may not think of yourself as being one who participates in distracted driving, you may want to reconsider once you understand the scope of the problem. There is no question about the danger of drunk driving. In fact, drunk driving contributes to about 2 million vehicle crashes annually. Fatalities associated with highway accidents involving two or more cars are over 50% more likely to have alcohol impairment as a factor in the crash. As sobering as those statistics may be, the Centers for Disease Control has identified distracted driving as another major cause for vehicular accidents.

How to Get the Largest Settlement for your Car Accident

Everyone wants to know how to get the most amount of money for their car accident.  If you were in a car crash caused by someone else and you are injured, why not try to get the biggest settlement possible? No two car accidents are alike.  From the perspective of maximizing a settlement, some are bad, some are good and most are in between.  Let’s discuss the good and bad.

Arizona Bike Week 2013: more bikers and more injuries

Arizona Bike Week 2013 is here! It is a fun exciting time for bikers all over the Valley and the festival brings bikers in from all around the country to celebrate their love and appreciation for motorcycles.  With various events happening around town and the increased bikers on the road, drivers of cars, trucks and

Families Suffering After Fatal DUI Crash

Fatal DUI Crash Leaves Families Suffering, But Matthew Lopez Law Can Help A suspected drunk driver is facing some serious legal troubles after hitting 3 people standing at a bus stop this morning in Phoenix.  Two of the victims died and the third person is suffering from non-life threatening injuries.  While the driver is certainly

Matthew Lopez Law will collect for red light runner victims

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Faulty airbags during car accident? Hire Matthew Lopez Law for your protection

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Loop 303 Closed in Surprise—Another Fatal Accident

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Stay Safe While Riding the Bus

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Expect Car Accidents to Flood the Valley this Week

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Life Cut Short – SRP Truck Hits Bicyclist in Phoenix

On Wednesday morning there was a fatal collision between a Salt River Project vehicle and a bicyclist in Phoenix.  The incident occurred at the intersection of 19th Avenue and Broadway Road.  The bicyclist, 20-year-old Luis Edwardo Santalla, was riding his bicycle westbound in the crosswalk when the driver of the SRP dump truck made a

Fatal Collision on 40th Ave and Peoria

Early this morning a woman was killed after a car accident on Peoria Avenue near 40th Avenue. The woman was crossing Peoria when she was hit by a car. Police have shut down the intersection for several hours to conduct their investigation. Police also said the driver of the vehicle did stop and is cooperating

43rd Ave and Cactus Phoenix, AZ – Woman Killed by Driver

Early this morning a woman and her husband were crossing the street at 43rdAvenue and Cactus in Phoenix, Arizona when the woman was hit and killed by acar travelling through the intersection.  Police say the car that hit the woman may have first been hit by another car.  As of now, it is not clear

Odorous Waste Accident in Phoenix. That Stinks! Won’t be a Wast to Call an Accident Lawyer!

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1 Dead in Glendale, AZ Rollover – 83rd Ave and Bell.

Early this morning, a truck carrying three men was involved in a car accident at 83rd Avenue and Bell in Glendale, Arizona.  Allegedly, the driver of the vehicle lost control of the truck when it hit the median.  All three men were ejected from the vehicle.  A 52 year old passenger died as a result

100 Gallons of Fuel Leaked on I-17 Following a Crash

This morning, there was a six car accident on I-17 that involved a semi truck carrying a very large quantity of fuel.  According to police, a driver of a vehicle abruptly accelerated in rush hour traffic, causing the semi to swerve and collide with other vehicles.  Because of the wreck, the semi truck leaked approximately

Phoenix Pedestrian Struck by Car.

Although my office is closed today in observance of Veteran’s Day, I came in for a few hours to work on a couple of deadlines.  As I was reading today’s headlines, I was very sad to hear that this morning a Phoenix man was struck by a vehicle as he was crossing the sidewalk.  Because

The Insurance Adjuster Seemed So Nice – What Happened?

When you have been injured in a car accident in Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale or anywhere in Arizona, the absolute most important thing for you to do is NOT SPEAK TO THE INSURANCE COMPANY!  Adjusters seem so nice at first.  They make you feel like they are on your side and just want to help you

Car Accident Lawyer – Fight Insurance Companies!

This week at the firm, we had an exceptional settlement for a young man who was involved in a car accident where a person collided into him after running a stop sign.   Our client was in a considerable amount of pain and received treatment from his primary care physician, chiropractor, and pain management doctor.