Updated Arizona Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan-Focusing on Safety. In 2003 the Arizona Department of Transportation developed a plan to make Arizona roadways safer for bicyclists and pedestrians, and reduce the number of Arizona Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents and Fatalities. Between 2008 and 2010 an average of 1,636 Bicyclists were injured in Arizona and roughly 21 died per year. In those same years, 1,321 Pedestrians were injured in Arizona, which resulted in 134 deaths. In 2012 the Plan was updated, focusing in part on safety, infrastructure, and motorist/cyclist/pedestrian education. The goal of the AZDOT has always been to establish policy encouraging bicycling and walking as means of transportation. Improving motorist, bicyclist and pedestrian education: 1) “Share the Road” signs and markings. 2) Education materials in retail stores. 3) Educational materials to elementary schools. 4) Educational materials in Arizona Motor Vehicle Departments. Improving Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities on Roadways: 1) Widen shoulders to 4 foot minimum. 2) Separated bike and pedestrian facilities away from vehicle lanes. 3) Maintain shoulders free of debris and cracks. These are just a few of the recommendations made in the updated plan. To view the entire report and plan visit http://www.azbikeped.org/studyupdate/pdf/Draft_Final_Report.pdf. If you have been injured in an Arizona Bicycle Accident or Arizona Pedestrian Accident call the Experienced Arizona Personal Injury Lawyers of Mostafavi, Marco & Wimmer today for a free consultation. Our lawyers have spent a combined 30+ years representing Arizona Personal Injury clients recover the damages they deserve for their injuries and pain and suffering. Every case is handled by a lawyer, and we do not charge any fees unless we settle your case.
Phoenix Arizona Personal Injury, Bankruptcy and DUI Lawyers. Mostafavi, Marco & Wimmer have a combined 30+ years of legal experience representing car accident, motorcycle accident, wrongful death, chapter 7 bankruptcy, chapter 13 bankruptcy and DUI clients. Our Phoenix, Arizona law office is located at 2415 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 700 in the Biltmore (SE corner of 24th st. and Camelback behind the Ritz Carleton). Our Phoenix Arizona personal injury, bankruptcy and DUI lawyers pride themselves on personal service and aggressive, affordable and effective legal representation. At our law office you always speak with a lawyer, not a staff member. We offer free consultations to properly analyze and advise you on your case. Consultations can be done in our Phoenix, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler or Casa Grande office, or over the phone. For more information on our firm call (480) 540-3815 or visit www.mmwazlaw.com
Arizona Personal Injury-Insurance companies not playing moneyball. We have noticed a recent trend in Arizona Personal Injury Law. A quite illogical and wholly unfair practice by the insurance companies that ultimately is against the best interest of the insurance company and of the Arizona injury client . You do not have to be a Phoenix Arizona Personal Injury Lawyer to understand this dilemma. Quite honestly, a 3rd grader could tell you that the recent trend is completely illogical. In the past insurance companies would offer fair settlements for Arizona Personal Injury cases, covering not only the medical bills and costs of the client, but also give the injured a little something extra for their pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life. Those who have unfortunately been involved in an injury case understand that along with the pain and medical bills comes time off work/school, trips to the physical therapist, insomnia, and emotional distress that can negatively impact interpersonal relationships. These fair settlements saved all parties involved time and money, by foregoing the need to litigate. Recently, insurance companies have been far more aggressive, often offering Arizona Personal Injury Clients less their total medical bills. This means that the injured would not get all their bills paid and get nothing for pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life. This forces the Arizona Personal Injury Lawyer to file a lawsuit and litigate. This increases costs for the insurance company, and often times results in an ultimate fair settlement. Why the insurance companies would rather litigate than make a fair offer up front, that they would settle for in litigation anyway, is beyond me. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident you will likely get a call from the insurance company offering you a very low settlement. DO NOT ACCEPT IT!! Call and Experienced Arizona Personal Injury Lawyer at Mostafavi Marco & Wimmer today for a free consultation. We work hard to ensure you get a fair settlement, whether it be through negotiation or litigation. Call us today at (480) 540-3815 or visit www.mmwazlaw.com.