Gavel, Alcoholic Drink and Car Keys

Don’t drink and drive.  No, really, DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE.

  As Memorial Weekend approaches, many Arizonans will be traveling – and often drinking alcohol – more than usual.  Now is a good time to reflect on the potential consequences of consuming alcohol or drugs – even prescription medications – and then driving. “Drunk driving” is a commonly used term, but not a legal one;…

Details
Trip and Fall

Slip or Trip and Fall Injuries

  When hearing about personal injury cases, most people often first think about injuries caused by automobile collisions. Most people think they would never need to engage an attorney over a slip and fall or trip and fall. However, one of the leading causes of emergency room visits each year are slip and fall accidents.…

Details
claims

Personal Injury and You

You are entitled to compensation for your injuries, including medical treatment expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The Carroll Law Firm’s experienced attorneys and legal support staff will guide you through what can be a stressful legal situation, with no out-of-pocket costs from you. Unlike many other firms that practice Personal Injury law, we…

Details

Texting While Driving in Arizona

Though the dangers of texting and driving are now well known and firmly established, and despite the introduction of several bills geared towards formally banning texting while behind the wheel, Arizona remains one of nine states that has yet to adopt a formal texting while driving ban. While the issue of whether or not such a ban is appropriate continues to be debated, the lack of a formal ban on texting and driving does not necessarily absolve a driver of any liability should texting lead to an accident, thanks to Arizona’s statutes regarding reckless driving.

Current Arizona reckless driving statutes state that an individual is guilty of reckless driving if they operate a vehicle “in reckless disregard for the safety of persons or property.” Those convicted of reckless driving are guilty of a class 2 misdemeanor, and, if certain aggravating factors apply, a conviction could result in a jail sentence.

Details

Golf Cart Collisions

Golf carts are a common mode of transport in the Valley of the Sun and not just on the golf course. Arizona’s climate and weather make it the perfect state for an increased number of golf carts, and the development of communities where golf carts are second vehicles to the people who live there as contributes to an increase in the number of golf carts on the road.  Del Webb has created several fast growing retirement communities in and around the Valley and allows residents to own and drive golf carts on roadways and designated pathways.  These carts are equipped with headlights and turn signals.

Arizona has enacted statutes to control driving of golf carts on roadways and requiring minimum liability insurance coverage. A.R.S. §§28-4009 & 28-4132.  Arizona law precludes golf carts from driving on public roads with a speed limit over 35 mph. A.R.S. §28-966.  Arizona motorists are required by law to treat golf carts as they would any other bicyclist or pedestrian sharing the road.  Golf carts and their drivers share the same legal rights as any other motor vehicle.

Details