Just take a Taxi

“In 2008, there were 39,991 DUI arrests in Arizona; making this offense responsible for the highest number of arrests or 11.9% of total arrests. 2008 recorded 6,757 alcohol-related vehicle crashes in the state and 324 people killed. Drinking drivers were involved in 59.26% of all fatalities in the State of Arizona. In Maricopa County alone there were 4,240 alcohol-related crashes, killing 132 and injuring 2,888 people.”

According to the taxi fare finder, there is an initial charge for approximately $2.50 to $3.50 and then a charge for every additional mile after that which tends to range from $1.50 to $2.00. Why take the risk of causing severe injuries or death to a person when you can pay a much smaller fee to begin with? Just take a taxi because you don’t want to be the one included in these statistics and the one who causes death and injuries to a loved ones family members.

If you or a loved one suffers from severe injuries or death caused by a drunk driver, the attorneys at Phillips and Lyon will help you fight for justice. Contact us now.



Running Red Lights and Speeding

What is considered red light running?

“A violation occurs when a motorist enters an intersection some time after the signal light has turned red. Motorists inadvertently in an intersection when the signal changes to red (waiting to turn left, for example) are not red light runners.”

Red light running is the most common cause of crashes nationwide. In 2007 alone, approximately 900 people were killed and an estimated 153,000 injuries were caused by red light running. Many of these deaths caused by red light runners were either pedestrians or people in the opposing vehicle that were hit and generally the collision were T-bone accidents. Arizona has been known to have some of the worst offenders pertaining to red light running.

“According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, red light running crashes only account for about six percent of all vehicle crashes in Arizona. However, 80 people were killed and nearly 7,500 were injured as a result of red light running. Additionally, Arizona has one of the highest death rates in the country per 100,000 people, according to data collected by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The institute also reports that Phoenix, Mesa and Tucson are three of the worst offending cities for red light runners.”

To prevent red light running in the state of Arizona, red light cameras were put throughout the cities of Scottsdale, Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, and Paradise Valley. These red light cameras have proven to decrease intersection accidents and also reduce red light violations. “A study of the same fixed speed-enforcement program in Scottsdale, AZ, found that the speed camera program led to lower speeds, safer drivers, shorter drive times and economic savings. Average speeds were reduced by about 9 mph following the installation of six cameras on the Loop 101 freeway; total crashes were reduced by 44% to 54% and injury crashes decreased by 28% to 48%.”

If you or a loved one suffers from severe injuries or death from a red light running accident, the Phoenix personal injury lawyers of Phillips and Lyon will help you get the money you deserve. Contact us now.




Products Liability

“The responsibility of a manufacturer or vendor of goods to compensate for injury caused by defective merchandise that it has provided for sale.”

Manufacturers, retailers, distributors and furnishers have a certain responsibility when making products. These companies must follow general standards of health and safety along with making their consumer goods follow these guidelines.

Many times companies take shortcuts, risks and let their responsibilities slip to save a little money. If a company does not follow these guidelines of health and safety and their product results in a personal injury, the company is held liable.

A few examples include defective design of tires, automobiles, and seatbelts. With defectives automobiles and tires, there is a higher risk for auto accidents. A defective seatbelt or airbag could be a huge risk and result in a major products liability case.

If you or a loved one suffers from injuries from a defective product, the Phoenix personal injury lawyers of Phillips and Lyon will help you get the money you deserve. Contact us now.


Client Services

Our Goal Is to Keep you Informed!

We will always strive to help our clients make truly informed decisions about their legal matters. During our representation, we will constantly keep all clients “in the loop”. At Phillips and Lyon will do our best to solicit client input and feelings about each case’s background and developments. Clients always have insights and historic knowledge of issues that can help us fine tune our approach. Listening to clients is very important to us.

Phillips and Lyon will also explain tactics and strategies we plan to employ so clients understand why we may recommend a particular course of legal action and where we intend the strategy to lead us. We always appreciate client feedback.

Finally, our approach always includes giving each client the opportunity to ask questions which we will answer right away.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident please contact Phillips and Lyon!

Vehicle Rollover Accidents

Auto, truck and sport utility vehicle rollover accident unnecessarily kill 10,000 Americans annually. Another 24,000 suffer severe injuries.

Long suppressed internal documents show that automakers knew as early as 1966 that car and truck roof designs were so weak that occupants could be crushed to death in rollover accidents. Ford could have fixed this deadly problem for $43.13 per vehicle. Instead, manufacturers hid the information for years and continued selling dangerous vehicles.

In 2005, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – despite specific direction from Congress to increase vehicle roof safety – established auto industry sympathetic standards mandating only minimal improvements to existing standards. The regulations also prevent lawsuits against manufacturers who ignore their own internal safety researchers to bolster their bottom lines

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